|Storage? Nope, my spare bedroom.|
Something had to be done.
I decided that today was the day, that I could stand it no longer. At 11:00, I began. Late, I know, but hey, Saturday is the only day I get to sleep in!
After I started, I lost track of time. Initially I was just cleaning the desk and the bookshelf, but once I began I couldn't stop! Worse than craving Pringles was my need to clean this darn room! Besides the desk there were other problem areas- mainly the floor!
The kennel was covered, the dresser boxed in, and my craft supplies heaped in box after box.
Somewhere in these pictures are my entire yarn stash, all my beading supplies, four sewing projects, the sewing machine, and three boxes of random craft stuff.
I worked hard. The desk was cleared of everything, shelves and drawers emptied and dusted. As I cleared it I sorted junk into separate boxes- things that don't belong in here, random papers, craft supplies, office supplies, and garbage. Once the desk was unearthed I turned right and began going through the boxes on the floor. Half were filled with random things and became emptied as I sorted them into the proper containers. Most of the boxes covering the kennel turned out to be shirt boxes, empty and waiting for Christmas. I broke them down and put them in the closet, along with 6 other random boxes floating around the room. I vacuumed, shifted the filing cabinet beside the desk, moved the kennel (and vacuumed it, darn Shitzu sheds like crazy when he isn't shaved!) and then decided to move the bookshelf. Sadly, it did not survive the move. Well, not as a whole . . .
Luckily the mishap with the bookshelf was the worst offender. I untangled two boxes of random electronics (cables and powercords must grow like pea vines, all in curlicues and tangles) and vacuumed again. Finally, a room with room in it!
Now that the room is clean I have learned many things.
1) Use heavy duty trashbags or you'll be picking up again going down the hall.
2) The cat is not a help but will back down things in boxes.
3) Water cups should not be below a shelf you are dusting.
4) There are never enough plastic totes.
Tomorrow I am going through the craft supplies and reorganizing them. That's the double stack of boxes next to the shelf with the lamp on it. Plus about half my bedroom closet. Weee!