Monday, August 11, 2008

Organization--Not For the Faint of Heart

This weekend I spent some time reorganizing my workspace--which is kind of an undertaking from any perspective. My 'studio' consists of most of one bay of a two car garage. It's a garage built in 1948, which seems decidedly less spacious than a modern garage. Surprising since cars were pretty big in 48. Anyway, my bench and accoutrement are there in between partyware, general household tools and miscellaneous crap that I'm sure we don't need, but have anyway.

Since I've been working with tin cans I've had the majority of them deconstructed and stashed in various bins and boxes. (I'll post about the un-deconstructed stash at a later date.) Sorted kinda by size and kinda by how much I liked them. A very rigid and well thought out structure, to be sure, but one that seemed to have *slight* room for improvement.

I started unloading shelves (finally Goodwilling a bunch of stuff ) to assess what the options were. This storage unit had been sitting horizontally on top of a matching bookshelf. Once I got it on the floor vertically, I realized I could store almost all my binned and boxed metal in this one unit.

To the untrained eye, this might still look incredibly chaotic, but notice the hint of color-coding. Ooohhh. Ahhhhh.

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