Welcome to week two of the craft room challenge! If this is your first week with us it’s not to late to join in, and have a more organized space by the end of the month.
Last week we decided to tackle our work surfaces since you can’t create anything new if you can’t see your desk right!? Let me remind you of what my work area looked like before.
There was literally a space just large enough for a single sheet of paper to work on, and it wasn’t exactly conducive to creating a project. As a result, I found myself avoiding creating, and, for me, week number one was the most needed out of any week we have.
First, I started with taking everything off the desk and giving it a good clean down. I used the tools of my vacuum, and got all the dust and bits of paper off to start. Then I used just some baby wipes on the surface since it’s chalk board paint. The little spinning caddy even got a good vacuuming.
With a pristine surface I decided to only put back what I really wanted on the desk. While I would love to have just the work mat on the desk that isn’t really practical. Instead I went with just the work mat, the spinning caddy, with reduced items, and my iPad holder. The iPad holder is a must as I often use sketches to begin my creations.
What did I do with the rest of the things – well….that leads to week two because our mission this week is to purge and sort. Get ready with those empty boxes or bags and be sure to make one for sell, donate/recycle/give away and don’t forget to have a trash bag. This week will make a huge difference in how your rooms looks since deciding what can go will make it easier to give everything staying a place. Having a place will allows you to return it easily when you’re finished using it. I will be focusing on my stamps and well as all the furniture I have on my walls. The goal is to get things off the walls and have less of a walls closing in on you feeling.
Before you go the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:
Stephanie from Crafty Ladybug Creations
Now, let’s take a look at their craft rooms and spaces and how they did this week!