I recently gave my office (AKA crafty room) a makeover and am so pleased with the results! Now lest you think I got energized out of the blue, I was actually forced to re-arrange the room because of new hardwood flooring that was installed. Just removing everything was a daunting task!
Once the new floor was in, I couldn't just pile everything back in willy nilly. So I went on a massive IKEA run (well, more like 1 run a day for 3 days). The final result is: BILLY bookcases for my brochures, magazines and books, EXPEDIT storage units with doors and boxes, and ALEX drawer units. For future ease of moving and re-arranging I put casters under all of the pieces except for the Billy bookcases.
The drawer units are exactly what I'd been looking for. They are shallow and on slides so I can label them and sort my many tools and tidbits.
Once everything had a place I was pleased, but wasn't quite content. I needed to spruce the room up! Since this was such a small space I wanted to make the decor distinct from the rest of the house. The black IKEA cabinets started off my color scheme and then I found a black and white tablecloth I loved at HomeGoods. I made a valance for the window (and matching apron!) with the tablecloth fabric and made a cork board from a frame I had.
So now I'm energized to use my room again and can't wait to start a new project!
What are your secrets to staying organized in your workspace?