Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What Comes Out Doesn't Necessarily Fit Back In--

My fabric storage closet in my studio is now functional.  The carpet is dry and re-stretched, it has new baseboards, and the carpet was cleaned and sanitized.  So tonight I thought I'd put back all my bins of fabric that got hauled out.

It took me at least fifteen minutes to figure out how I'd placed the wooden shelves I built under the wall shelves.  Then another hour to figure out the bins.  They're in two sizes, so I could maximize the shelf space.  And then I had more bins of unfinished projects, sheers and lace, zippers- in addition to a small Elna sewing machine, and the Singer Featherweight I bought a few years ago.  How on earth did I fit all that in?

I finally decided that two bins of fabric would have to find a home somewhere else in the studio, and also found some other fabric I will freecycle.  I have a large bin full of plastic containers I use when I teach dyeing- I think those will end up in the garage, or maybe the other closet in the studio.  I still have lots of cleaning and organizing to do- but I'm tired, and I have to get up early for work.  So maybe it will get finished this weekend.  We'll see.

4 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

I too follow the same re-arrangement process in my studio, if it doesn't fit back in, then it gets stored somewhere else in the house. Two bookcases on the landing, two more in our bedroom, batting in the loft....
There has to be a better way..
Photos please. It's always nice to see a studio when people have conquered the organisation process.

Libby Fife said...

Hey, this is a good opportunity to mix up the energy in that studio! Rearranging stuff might give you new ideas:):):) Or maybe just a pain in your back...

Kay said...

I learned the hard way to take photos before I empty a closet to clean. Of course, I wouldn't have remembered that under your circumstances!

Rian said...

Yeah, it's a lot of work, but you have an opportunity to make it even better.