a cluttered space

… is a cluttered mind.

Or, more specifically, a neurotic mind in my case.

I might be exaggerating just a wee bit.

My second bedroom is currently serving three purposes:

1. Office. It has my computer and computery things.

2. Taylor’s Room. His ridiculously over-sized dog crate is in one corner. {I crate him at night.}

3. Catch-all. If I haven’t found a place for something yet, it’s in this room {and not neatly}. That includes boxes of random odds and ends, framed photos I haven’t hung yet, books, books, and more books, craft stuff {some of which is in my garage… that’s another issue}, camera gear, etc. The stuff is crammed in the closet, in cardboard boxes, and/or dumped around the floor.

And it’s driving me nuts.

Especially #3.

I would post a photo… but that would just fuel the fire of my neurotic-ness.

And it’s slightly embarrassing.

So I’ve been on a mission to figure out WHAT exactly I want to do with this room.

The overall “vision” I have is that it will be my Office/Craft Room that Taylor happens to sleep in. Basically the same purposes listed above but with more style and order. Mostly more order… in a way that brings me peace instead of… well, the opposite of peace.

I want to be able to pay my bills and keep my household ish in order. No more plastic file tubs and no more piles of random stuff on the desk!

I want to be able to make nice cards for my friends and not have to pull out 6 different boxes from the top shelves of the closet to get what I need.

I haven’t figured out exactly how to do this yet, but I think this is a start:

Oh Pottery Barn, how I wish I could afford you. Instead you tempt me and frustrate me and finally inspire me.

I like…

— The L-shape desk.

— Real file drawers.

— A work space with the computer and a separate work surface for crafts/other things.

Now I just need to figure how to get something like that for much less moo-lah, plus more storage. {I have a LOT of crafting gear.}


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