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Office, Art Storage, and Guest Space Changes Begin!

A room in Willow’s house is intended to serve several functions. It’s her home office. It stores art projects and supplies. It also could be a place for guests to sleep. That would require moving heavy furniture, which we would do at a later time.

As we got acquainted, I suggested that we start in one area of the room and work our way around it. It’s my professional organizer’s tried-and-true method. It keeps us on task and on track.

We started by the door. A low table with paper storage, which had been a “freebie,” was partly used. We put some more paper in it, then Willow changed her mind. Out of the room completely! It might be used elsewhere in the house, or maybe it would end up by the side of the road, for someone else. We put its notebooks into a bin. We cleared the dresser, put some art supplies into a corner bookcase, set other items in the trash, and still others into recycling. We repeated the process with a stand in the corner, which Willow set aside to place in the interior green house. We also removed the white cubbies, which also might be used elsewhere in the house. We cleared the floor, too. I placed a tall stool in the corner.

A cluttered corner area
Before
Corner clutter cleared!
After

Our next focus area was a low bookcase, which held a few plants, including a decades-old jade plant! On its lower shelves – bins and papers. We went through the papers, putting some into recycling, others into the handy bins. Willow would review others.

A busy and cluttered bookcase
Before
Cleared bookcase clutter - and the floor, too!
After

With our remaining time, we cleared the sleeper sofa. We removed the “TV tray” and a small table. We cleared the table next to the sofa. Breathing room! Willow still would be able to reach items needed for her work, which might be enhanced by the cleared space.

Too many tables and clutter
Before
A much more peaceful-looking sofa area
After

Next time, we will continue on our way around the room, as its transformation takes shape.

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Posted in Crafts Room, Office, Success Stories

An Office/Crafts Room Transformation Begins!

Jess is a busy professional. She also loves crafts of many kinds. As has been true for many other people spending more time at home during COVID-19, her workspace became cluttered. She, her dear friend Lisa, and I started on its transformation.

Where to begin? The room has a large worktable, a desk, shelves, two beds, and more. We chose the worktable. We would work from one side to the other. With Jess looking a bit apprehensive, I reassured her that all would be okay. We moved the little flower pots to the window sill. We added pens to the cubby holes on the far right corner, added yarn to other storage in the room.

As always, it was a matter of carefully considering each item – how often used, how easy to reach. It’s a process, which sometimes calls for later tweaking. There’s more to do in the room.

As we finished, I suggested a homework assignment for Jess. A somewhat tough one, I asked her to decide which bed to remove from the room. It would allow for more badly-needed storage. Onward to next time!

The worktable before we cleared its clutter
Before
The worktable ready for action and fun!
After

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Posted in Crafts Room, Office, Success Stories

Progress in an Office/Crafts Room

Meg and Steve live in a beautiful house nestled in the woods. Her office and crafts area for decoupage work are combined in one room. She wasn’t “getting to it,” meaning that she was wasn’t clearing the area. “Looking at her brain,” she was staring at works in progress. It was bothering her. Could I help? Continue reading “Progress in an Office/Crafts Room”