Monday morning, when I walked into the Paper Palace, this was the sight that greeted me. It was not a pretty picture, to say the least. It was, quite frankly, a MESS. Now, I’ve tolerated bigger messes before – after all, there was still some usable space on the desk – but I wasn’t feeling well that day and something inside of me snapped. “This is it,” I decided. “No more. It’s time to clean off my desk!”
Now, those who know me know that I’ve struggled to maintain a functional workspace over the years. The Paper Palace never seems quite palatial enough to meet my storage needs; things tend to accumulate faster than they’re used. However, my crafting area is in great condition compared to when I first started my organizational odyssey. Here’s a peek at what my workspace looked like 3 years ago!
Nonetheless, I decided to officially begin work on this year’s goal of beautifying the Paper Palace. Yesterday, I gathered all of the 6 x 6 paper I could find and organized it in my new baskets. One basket contains paper pads – the other contains loose sheets that I will consolidate at a later date!
Today, I picked a corner of my desk to focus on. I decided to clear up the area in front of my ink pads because I wanted to make a card today. In previous photos, you can’t really see it because of all of the clutter. Now, I can easily reach my ink pads again!
Right now, things are piled higher than I want them to be, but for now, I can feel the balance being restored as the chaos clears.
I’ll be posting today’s Bah Humbug project shortly – along with one more view of my desk – for those who miss Legend and want to peek at a few more of my stamping goodies!
Now, if this peek into my workspace has only whetted your appetite for more, leave a comment, then be sure to stop by The Stamping Ground, your official gateway into all of the official WOYWW (What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday) madness!