Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning - Day 2-4

I'm off to a slow start with my Spring Cleaning. I hope it's because I'm processing and mentally preparing for the job at hand. Grom and I did have a talk. We decided that we are going to have a huge garage sale at the end of it all and use the proceeds to go to Disneyland. I figured it was the best way to get Grom to part with some of his stuff.

There is one place where I need advice. Our house is very big and sprawling with lots of small rooms. Right now I have a room that I call my Studio. You can see the before and after pictures from when I reorganized and redecorated two years ago. My original thought was for it to be a creative place. A place where I could leave my sewing machine set up... sew a little... spin my chair and do some scrapping. Well, it has also become the place where my laptop usually lives. I email, blog and digiscrap.

With my computer comes bills and bank statements and paper and files. I keep trying to insist that this room is not my office and that all that office stuff screws with my creativity.

Where am I going with all of this? Another room has become available and I could make it into an office. We have a desk that could go in there. It could be set up quickly and nicely. I probably wouldn't spend much time in there, so I don't plan to do any painting or decorating.

Or I have a piece of furniture that I could move into my studio to become an office armoire. I love being in my studio and with the cabinet the office stuff could be organized and stay off my sewing table.

So... what do you think? Separate office? Bring it into the studio? Something else? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Robin! Since you you really think you NEED another room???? It's just one more place to seclude yourself. Oh, I hope that doesn't sound's not meant to be. Said in love my friend:) I was trying to think of what your family could use the extra room for, but I need a little more time to brain isn't working so fast these days:)

  2. I think moving in the armoire would make more sense because if you spend more time in your studio, then the papers are going to end up there anyway. Better to have them be filed away.