Saturday, September 12, 2009

An inside look... part 1

Right now I'm going to give you all an inside look at the real Hobby Room as part of my project of getting it functional as an actual space. It's something I normally am afraid to show ANYONE, even my closest friends - Yes, it's that scary! Okay,it's not usually THIS bad (we stashed things before a party recently, so now it's "not even enter-able" bad), but it is normally BAD (like "carefully tiptoe in the few remaining spots" bad)! I have always struggled with organization and keeping a neat house, and have always had "stash" spots like this. AND I have a major passion for artsy/crafty things of all kinds and a love to shop for them. Well, enough of that! I've been reading "Sidetracked Home Executives" and trying to follow a mixture of their plan and FlyLady's plan for getting my home to be a more enjoyable space. The rest of the house is doing great! The laundry is almost caught up (we don't have to frantically scramble every morning for clean clothes) and the kitchen has stayed clean for an entire WEEK (a HUGE feat for our family!) Now it's time for me to have my space that I really need as a mom of 3 young kids. I will be continuing this series with updated pictures. In the mean time, please help me with some words of encouragement! This is a HUGE project for me, and I am easily "sidetracked" (as you can tell by the "theme" of my shop!) : )

I'm OBVIOUSLY going to have to part with some things, huh?! I'll be bringing un-sellable things to the garbage (yes, I'm a pack-rat of junk if it's something I "think" I "might" use someday!) For other things that are in better shape, start looking for a HUGE amount of destash items going up in my Artfire shop soon! I won't be doing this project all at once, so I'll take pictures and list when I need a break.

I look forward to your words of encouragement. PLEASE HELP ME OUT OF THIS MESS!! : )


  1. Yay! I just found my good camera charger in the mess! No more using the old duct-taped-together camera!! : )

  2. Yay!! This is such a fun idea for a blog. I'll for sure be following. And I cannot wait to see your progress on the hobby room!! You can do it, I promise! And if you need help, give me a call!

  3. I'm so excited I can barely type. Why must you live so far away?

    This is my PASSION!! I love to craft and I super love to organize. Organizing craft rooms are like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one.

    Not to plug my own blog, but if you want some encouragement/motivation/tips, I have an organizing blog:

    Ask me anything!!!

  4. Go Andrea!!! Flylady has great organizational methods. You can get your room done. Just do a little each day.

  5. Yay Andrea!
    I know you can do it if you keep trying.
    You're making progress!
    And yes--! we need to workout. But I'm just getting my legs on the ground. Give me a couple more days. We could try for Thursday or Friday morning this week if you'd like. Give me a call and we'll work it out.