Operation studio makeover part 1: remove the ick

Stage #1 of my cleaning/reorganizing process: Removing all the ick.

I am beginning the huge process of repainting and reflooring my studio space. The task is so HUGE I can hardly wrap my mind around how to make it happen. Basically I’ve got to remove every single item in here to paint + do flooring. But how to minimize the time that this stuff is out in the hall and my bedroom? How to minimize how much is coming?

As I stated first – remove the ick. Reducing my stash, removing garbage of any kind, thinning out my recycle items that may or may not some day ever get altered… removing everything I possibly can BEFORE I ever start moving stuff out. This will also minimize the time I can’t be creating¬†which is good!


This is my current closet office. This is everything in there, and no it won’t stay this way long (I hope!) My old desk really wasn’t working well so it’ll need to be replaced. For now though, I’ll be sharing my chair with scrappy dog (haha) and/or working at the table or in bed when the laptop is out. Basically – photos + a few DVDs +¬†printer + art that will stay is hanging on the wall. This area is cleared.

Next up?

Stamps. Inks. All drawers and shelves of existing storage. Repeat until all the “go away” is gone…