I know, this is a topic one might think would be more suited to the Knoontime Knitting side of my website. But yarn is an integral part of me, and I adore it so much, that it spills out into the rest of my life. I also like the double entendre of yarn = story. I’m an equal opportunity textile addict.
When we moved into our bigger flat, I had the opportunity to set up an office (which, if you have the chance to do it, take it: it’s heaven). This, of course, meant that I had to move all the bits and pieces of my stash from one place to another. I did have it somewhat organized, but I wanted to take the opportunity to make it Martha Stewart organized.
Best-laid plans, and all that.
I discovered something that surprised me. I’m a right-brained thinker, which wasn’t the surprising part. Because of that, I found that too much organization killed the fun of having the stash. I no longer could wander into my mess and find something at random on which to work. Now it felt like a duty: finish this project, and then this one, and that one.
What to do?
I went to Big Lots and bought myself a three-drawer storage cart on wheels. This now lives next to my spot on the couch and I can hide all my in-process mess in there if I need to. The rule is strict: no organization whatsoever in the drawers. They’re clear plastic, so I can see what’s in them, but the drawers keep them dust and fur-free. It’s the best of both worlds – I can have my mess, and hide it, too.