Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Cleaned!

Ok - before I forget! Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a great day and have lots of fun! We're hoping to go hang out with my evil twin tonight if I'm feeling good enough!

So last night I got ambitious and decided to clean! Now if I was smart I would have taken a "before" picture. But I wasn't smart. I wasn't thinking about blogging when I started cleaning. Just about cleaning!

My work space is a table that I share with my hubby for our computers, and then a card table next to it with all my beady stuff. I do try to put things away when I'm done with them, I really do, but I'm, um, very distractable. Especially when I have new ideas! (which is most of the time) So things tend to pile up and every once in awhile I'm forced to make myself clean so that I can keep working without completely losing my mind (which is mostly gone to begin with).

Part of the problem with my work space was that I had stuff that I do need to have around, and I do use, but there was really no place to put it. So it was just piled up on the table, and I tried to work around it. Well, I realized that I do have drawers I cold put them into, I just had to get rid of the junk that was in the drawers!

Did I mention I'm also a compulsive hoarder? I'm getting better since I've moved so many times in the last year, but it's still hard to get rid of anything that I could possibly find a use for. And since I'm such a creative person, I can think of ideas for just about anything! But last night I cleaned out a couple of drawers and reorganized so I could the mess in them. Ok, so honestly, some of it got shuffled to a box to that went in the closet, but I DID get rid of some stuff!

Next I cleaned off my workspace. I started that project last night, but ran out of energy so I finished it this morning. That meant putting things in the drawers I cleaned out last night, and putting away the detritus from many recent projects! Especially cleaning off my planning board.

My planning board is actually what started all of this. I have a custom order that I can't do with out laying it out - and my board was covered in the remains of old projects and pieces I want to use in upcoming projects! That's all taken care of now. Not only is my planning board clean (completely for once), but I can also see my desk! I even took a Lisol wipe to the top of it to clean off the dust and spare beads :)

Want to see my beady collection? I just have a few... 18 boxes of beads and 3 of findings and pendants...

Can you believe I'd love to have MORE??? I'm addicted...

And because this post wouldn't be complete with out showing off my lap top (his name is Jack)! See the blue in front of it? That's a bead mat. Yes, I generally bead in front of my laptop. It gets shifted around so I can work, but most of it takes place right here folks!





16 comments:

Franni said...

Wow so neat!! Mine never looks like that!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Doesn't it feel great to have a clean space to work!
I love coming into my room since I got my new shelving and cleaned my work space :)

YoursTruli said...

Always feels so good to go into a nice tidy workspace and create!

Birdwell said...

Nice! Love your bead stash!! And no there is NEVER too many beads...maybe when you have to buy a storage shed JUST for your beads, maybe then. ;-)

You're inspiring me: I think a good table cleaning in the Birdy world is coming down the pike.

BeadedTail said...

Very impressive! Everything is in its place and it looks very easy to find what you need! Glad you shared your space with us!

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh my god you and are are long lost sisters!!! lmao.
That's like me to a T! Down to the computer shifting(mine's name is Charlie).
Although, I'm usually OCD person and have to put everything away before I use it again.
It's funny, I'll set up everything, make the bracelet, put everything back where it was, then take everything out again for my new piece. Lol
Yes, I'm weird :D

TiLT said...

I kinda figured you must do beady stuff in front of the computer :)
btw - I've got the same drawer thingies :)

Linda said...

I was tweeting with someone else about how there was so much stuff in our bead workspaces. I got inspired to clear it off, but then I got interested in trying out glass tile pendants .... so it's not cleaned off again.

Oh, did I get off topic? Love the post and the pics.

My bead organizer also has old projects, leftover pins and beads.

My laptop's name is Franklin and my friends notebook is Parker.

OMG, beading is an addiction?

Linda B.

storybeader said...

you bead in front of the laptop? brave soul, and talented. I cleaned a couple of weeks ago too... didn't WANT to take before pics!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Great job on the cleaning!! And we have something in common... well, sort of, LOL... We both have things we love named "Jack"!! My Dog and your computer!! LOL, Great name!! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I totally relate! Why throw something away when there just may be a creative use for it right around the corner in one's mind. My bead tray is covered with bead from old projects. Every once in a while I will clean all the beads up and organize them. And that feels good.

Vanessa said...

Yay for a clean workspace!!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh NO! Now I have to clean up my office, you've made me feel guilty about my slovenly office, LOL. Your space looks great! You've been tagged (mwa hahaha!): http://meglittlestudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/tuesdays-treasures-ive-been-tagged.html
Take care,
Meg

Marlaine said...

Looks like you are very well organized! And there is no such thing as "enough" when it comes to beads! Don't all beaders know that?

Merily said...

Wow, that is clean! And look at all those bead bins! I'm jealous!

uniquecommodities said...

You go girl!