This is what yarn storage used to look like! Bags of yarn hanging off the back of the the door, an old rug back there was puked on and the smell just wouldn't go away. Why not store two bags of yarn right there? As you can see below we are much better off now. Yarn is sorted by hat/scarf/mitten yarn, socks, cotton and then cascade and interesting things.
This is where I keep all my knitting books. It's also the last stop for crap before it gets shoved into the attic. There were about 15 books (non knitting) that were relocated. So much nicer now, despite the dead plant my husband is convinced will resurrect itself)
This is general crafting supplies. Why would I ever want to go into this mess and think I could find anything? All that felt and fabric has been relocated to a cabinet in the closet with doors!
There's no before picture here because honestly, it was so awful, so filled with crap that it was actually embarrassing. If my mother saw that before picture she would KILL me. But look! Floor! Tidiness!
So this is why there are no modeled photos of my nieces wearing their fresh-off-the-needles gifts and why there's no chart for the hat I designed. The clutter in my space was clutter in my mind. I feel much more focused and streamlined and am ready to enjoy this home quite a bit as we pass the zenith of summer and spend the next four week ends traveling, stitching and adventuring.
Tomorrow we are going to spend the day with my sister and her 5 kids and NOT make a mess of the house. There's more to do downstairs but that can be done tonight while the kids are sleeping. Speaking of sleeping I just realized that I've been working since 9 am! I should probably go feed my kids....