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the closet corner, spring cleaning
sat 28 may 2011

Yay! I've finally gotten my energy back after being sick, and a good thing, too. I have much to do!

the corner of my bedroom

I woke up this morning, with a desire to fix the area in front of my closet door, where I keep my stereo. As you can see, it's not too chaotic. Just not a good use of space. And when you live in a tiny townhouse, "good use of space" becomes a mantra.

The stereo is sitting on top of the stereo box. The stereo box is used for storage of quilts, so I need to keep it around!

neat and tidy

A few hours later...

Future plans: cover the stereo box with blank paper... and decorate! Also the reason I got the white shelves, rather than black; they should be decorated as well!

Also need to move the painting a few inches to the right!

But! Most Important are the bottom two shelves. Those are going to be my Project Shelves!

rift's Octopus Mascot

In the book, Refuse to Choose, Barbara Sher suggests that Scanners have an area where we can keep stuff for ongoing projects...

"Scanners" are people who have loads of different interests and projects. Five projects at once? no problem! Non-fiction books on every which subject; we are a sponge! Teach me Everything! Except I have this one other thing I want to do first...


Thusly the project shelves. Projects of all kinds can be gathered together in a box, ready for the next time I want to work on it.

I have been meaning to do this for a while. Like my crochet? I've got my current project wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag... but if I ever get back to it, I'm going to need directions on how to make a double crochet stitch again because it's been sooooo long and I've forgotten!

So the bottom shelf is crochet! There are speciality yarns in the boxes. Also my hooks and books. I just need to get the rest of my ordinary yarn out of the closet, and my most frequently used hooks out of my paint brush carousel, and more crochet books out of my book stacks. Yeah, the crochet stuff is ALL OVER the place!

And now it's going to be neat and tidy under my stereo.

heck yeah!

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