My stash and equipment were spread over various rooms, and much of it never got used because it took so long to find what I needed. The consequence of that was that I didn't realise just how much stuff I have. Now, with it all in one place, I do! Oo-err!! I think my 6 year old grandson's comment summed it up. "Grandma," he said, "It's like a shop!"
In my defence, I hasten to add that I've been collecting stuff for at least 20 years now, and there's a lot which I'm very lucky to have been given or inherited. For instance, my mum, bless her, used to make her own duvet covers and various other things, which she trimmed with ribbon or lace. She bought miles of it, far more than she could ever have used in her lifetime, so now I've got it all. I'll probably never use it all either....
Anyway, let me take you on a tour. The new room is 11 feet square. This is how it looked when we first came to view the house.
When I initially moved my stuff into the room, I think the best way to describe it was chaos!
This was my desk at one point. Can't show you a photo of the floor then because you couldn't see it!
The transformation began with phase 1 of the new shelves........
....... which was soon followed by phase 2.
When it came to filling them, well, talk about getting a quart into a pint pot....!
But I did it!
Eventually there will be something to cover the shelves and hide all the clutter, but I haven't decided what yet. Probably roller blinds.
No longer is my laptop hidden under piles of stuff on the desk.
My unmounted stamps are all neat and tidy in folders, instead of spread around in boxes and bags.
My ink pads are all to hand in smart little drawers.
And this is what I look out on when I sit at my desk.
Which now looks like this! (Although it'll probably never be this tidy again!)
But best of all is the space. Finally I have a room in which I can work comfortably and walk around without having to climb, or fall, over things.
Behold ........... the floor!!!