Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doing Battle with a Lack of Space
This is what my desk looks like when everything is put away, that is, as put away as I can get it. Some things just have no place to go, so I leave it on top of my plastic dresser or my desk. When I do a project, be it makeup or cards, I like to have all my materials out in front of me so I know what I have to work with. My collection has become so vast, that it becomes difficult to access my inventory without physically seeing it. I've been using makeup daily for work, as well as making some late Christmas cards, so my work area right now looks a lot worse. I'm a bit ashamed to show it to you as of now.
To make things worse, my bedroom has become a storage room. When my sister and I moved out for college, my mom started storing stuff in here. We have one of her dressers, a suitcase full of blankets, a mountain of toilet paper and paper towels, a few sacks of rice, all the Christmas stuff, etc. When my sister moved back home for nursing school, with her came old textbooks and school notes and an abandoned computer. My room is full of junk that nobody wants to throw away. Now imagine when/if I move back home. My sister and I will be buried alive.
I once made a commitment to clean up my room once and for all during Christmas break. As of now, I have less than a week of break left that I really wonder how much I'm going to accomplish. This is a huge job, but I have been working nearly everyday, while trying to keep my own work area in tact. Everyday I sit in this room, the ridiculous amount of stuff overwhelms me.
One of these days I will get my dream space, but till then......