I've been reading all those Organizational hints on Pinterest and it got me motivated. The bubble tub room became my cleanup target. We rarely ever use the bubble tub (even tho I HAD to have one) and the room became a dumping ground, when we were just too lazy to find a home for things. Now that we have an attic in the garage, there is no reason not to store stuff out of the way.
Once I emptied it, the light bulb turned on and I thought about that armoire full of art and sewing supplies, which I also don't exactly need at my fingertips. It was in the hallway by my studio and made getting past it a tight bit of maneuvering. Why not put it in the bubble tub room? It's on wheels, since Dave added them when he painted the hallway. First I needed to empty it of things that I saved for no good reason, and found I have three empty or nearly empty drawers. Hurray! While I was at it, why not take stock of my knitting drawers, full of scarves, hats, shawls and cowls. I have condensed those too, and found I have a big empty drawer. Doncha just love the idea of a drawer to fill?
The knitting drawers were in this quilt closet, which also had some stuff that could go in the attic, leaving me with lots of floor space for two ladders, an ironing board and the easel, which was always in the way when not in use. This cleared some floor space in the studio too. Such a satisfying feeling. Everything is still easily accessible, but out of the way.
I still have to deal with mountains of magazines, some of which I actually have saved since before we moved here. Grrr. Why can't I let go of them?
I vow that I will.
I was on a roll and seeing as how it is now the season to heat the house with our gas log fireplaces, I had to rearrange my room or deal with being wakened by firelight everytime the gas goes on. It gets really BRIGHT. The sofa goes against the railing, blocking most of the light. And my bed snuggles into the alcove under the window. Funny thing, it was super cloudy for several days, with rain and mist and fog, and then about 10pm, the wind blew away the heavy cloud cover and revealed a hugely full moon, so bright that it looked like daylight. It woke me up and I was certain we had left the porch lights on.
Here's the shot of the two seconds when there was no dog on the bed.