EXHIBIT A: The corner of our master bedroom. Books and dvds and a lounge chair. This is usually what this corner looks like when you have a toddler. We never used the chair and the accessibility to H made me crazy. So after we gave the room a makeover (will post later), I moved all of this junk to drawers and other rooms to make space for my sewing machine(s!).
|LABEL EVERYTHING. It'll keep you organized and clean up a breeze. You don't need a fancy machine, this is made from a notepad and Target dollar bin letter stickers.|
|BARGAIN SHOP: Yard sales, thrift stores. Find used storage containers for cheap.|
|REUSE AND RECYCLE: Jars and containers made great storage.|
|BUY A GREAT BASKET: Baskets are a must!|
EXHIBIT B: The 1979 bar closet. Cool, but not really. We have a fridge and cabinets. So the bar wasn't a necessity. Plus those wall mirrors had to go. You may not have a cool bar like ours, but maybe you have a closet you could convert either in the hall or a bedroom. STEP 1: Take the door off. Junior will love to open and close it to visit you and will make craft time a headache.
|CHILDPROOF LOW AREAS: In this case, I threw random craft supplies in boxes and shoved them under the countertop. I added locks to the cabinets to avoid a carpet full of glitter.|
|KEEP LABELING! If you have a hobby, sort by materials, or if you want to keep to a schedule like me, I labeled each bin a weekday and tossed in materials needed to complete each day's project.|
|BE CREATIVE WITH SPACE: I cut up an over the door shoe rack to use the wall space for storage.|
|HAVE AN IDEA BOARD: Any notes you have will be lost if you're a creative person--most of us are messy!--so get a place to hang them up.|
|SHELVES ARE YOUR FRIEND: I even added a a tension rod tied to brackets to create extra storage for hanging items.|
|FIND A DESK TO FIT IN YOUR CLOSET SPACE: In this case, we just removed the sink and replaced the countertop.|
|ADD PERSONALITY: Enjoy being you in your space!|