So, really, what is it going to take to make some progress here? I had to think about what is blocking the process.
- Entry to the room is literally blocked by bags of baby clothes and newborn things that need to be stored in the attic.
- Cluttered workspaces bloc all the sewing and writing I want to do in there.
- Feeling overwhelmed by the clutter is blocking me from getting any of it under control. I can work for 15 minutes here and there, but it hasn't amounted to anything that gives me a sense of accomplishment or freedom.
Today, just to get myself to spend 15 minutes in there, I started brainstorming the essential elements of what needs to be done.
Inspiration -- I'm going old school and making a vision board. I think if I just had a visual reminder of what I want this room to be, I will be motivated to push forward.
Discard -- Getting the garbage and unwanted junk out of the room will make it easier to breathe, easier to see how the things I keep can fit together.
Clean -- In it's ignored condition, the room has collected a lot of dust and cat hair. Cleaning as I go will create a brighter and fresher environment to work in.
Sort -- In order for my tools and supplies to be useful, they need to be sorted in a way that makes them easy to find and access.
Store -- Finally, I have a huge closet in this room to shelve all those supplies and tools. Once they are neatly up and away, the room will be open for me to work in!
Reward -- If I can get all the above done, I will reward myself with some curtains, art, a new chair to make it a happy place to work. I also envision a cozy artspace for Mamie to work in with me.
I'm planning to push all this miscellany to the perimeter of the room and plow through it clockwise. Woo I actually just got excited!
I think this is the third time I've declared I will once and for all do it. I have to keep trying because I believe eventually it will happen.