I’ve been trying to get the studio (and in the process our house) organized. I have so much stuff for Orange Twist and it seeps into our downstairs bedroom and hallway as often as not. Mostly it’s my market stuff and overflow inventory of boxes, envelopes and paper. So early last month we went to Ikea and got some shelving units and drawer units. They’ve made a big difference in organization of products and printer stuff, but they were really just a start since I have so much stuff in other parts of the house. This reorganization process means moving all personal stuff out of the studio and all Orange Twist stuff into the studio. Right now our bedroom and the spare room are an explosion of boxes. It’s not very nice.
|New (to me) large format printer for transparencies|
Yesterday I got a stainless steel shelving unit for the garage, which, surprise surprise, happens to hold a bunch of Orange Twist miscellany. Mr. Mate and I put it together last night and got lots of stuff sorted and up off the perimeter floor. Today I’ve been cleaning out the studio of lots of my art stuff. It’s going to go somewhere downstairs where it will be accessible, but not immediately so. I am also hanging as much art around the house as possible (most of it was already up, but there were some stragglers hanging around in various closets). So slowly and surely I’m getting the studio back into working order rather than mess it has been since I got back from the National Stationery Show.
|The already organized closet|
Part of cleaning and organizing is, of course, parting with certain items. This is always difficult for me, but luckily most items are in good shape and can be donated rather than just trashed so at least that is positive. I suppose the hard part is just deciding to get rid of things. Once that decision has been made, it’s much easier to stay on a roll. And on a roll I must be. Till next time.