Monday, March 03, 2008

Challenge accepted

As you might remember, I signed up for the Organized Knitting Club 30-Day Challenge which gave me until the weekend to do a bit of a tidy up. I now think signing up in a month when I have waaaaaaayyyyyyy too much knitting to do was a bit silly, but no matter. Here's the before and after shots.

Lounge Corner

Here we have the window corner of the lounge in it's original state.

As you can now see, there's a window ledge with a nice stash basket in front of it. Just so you know, there's exactly two projects in it - I threw three others away.

Stash Wardrobe

The original mess, both inside and out.

The new improved version! Wiped down, tidied up.

See that list on the inside of the door? That states what's in which box and what I plan to use it for. I also threw out a project from the bottom of the cabinet I'd been keeping aside for five years. What on earth was I thinking?!

You probably noticed my new holder - it was one of my many bookcases, and I happily admit I outright ripped the idea off from Melinda at Dropped Stitches, because I think it's the best way to see your stash and what you want to do with it. Out of sight, out of mind! To anyone worrying about dust, that's why I wet block.

I never got around to the craft bookcase, or the sewing area, but I still feel pretty good. After all, all of this is gone:

I can see that the move overseas is going to be a lot easier now!


Neurangel said...

That is truly impressive!!

Melinda said...

Wow - it looks great! Glad you used the shelves idea as well!

Melinda said...

And can I just say - SIX finished objects!! Pretty impressive! I'm afraid I don't even have one yet...oh yes, one very small one and several almost-finished ones.