I stopped at Costco yesterday to get some more wire cubes for storage to find out that they're considered a seasonal item - spring and summer. I'm guessing that's because they're popular in craft fair booths. I bought another wire shelf instead, like the white one in the corner, and began assembling it after breakfast this morning.
I realized that I could put it in the closet and pull out the two cube units. I reassembled them into one single higher unit, which essentially meant that everything had to come out. It just kept getting messier. And of course, I had to vacuum before I could put something back in a space. I ended up having to empty the vacuum twice. Once I started, I couldn't turn back. "In for a penny, in for a pound," was my grandmother's saying for that.
The four-shelf unit in the closet has all the stuff that was in the drawers of my beading table. The three small see-through bins on top have supplies for some of my other hobbies like sketching and linoleum-block print making. And my magazines have a place too, easily accessible, though some are going away.
The shelf only took half of the closet and I realized the yarn-
storage dresser that had been in this corner could actually go in the other side of the closet, which freed up floor space and made room for my warping board to be stored instead of always in the way.
Ian had to help me periodically move and heft. The dresser fit perfectly as I knew it would, because it had been in the closet in our house in town. The old library catalog is perfect for the little things that tend to get lost and overlooked. The more I cleaned, the more I found "lost" things.
The wire cubes are perfect storage. I don't have much weaving yarn but at least I can see what I do have and think about how to use it. I am thrilled and exhausted. I told Ian, my back is screaming but my heart is singing. It was about six hours of sweat equity to a clean and workable space. My studio thanks me.
Are YOU ready?
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