I Think I’m Sick…
I can’t seem to stop organizing the shop.
I thought that I was done organizing and I started to move on with my project but did not get very far. I got sidetracked with getting my taxes together.
This led to the realization that I could dispose of 5 years worth of files and paperwork. This led to me emptying out several file storage containers and almost burning up my shredder.
I got a bug and started cleaning up the storage room. This allowed me to make more room for stuff from the shop that does not get used often, which means more room in the shop.
I had been using a tall box to contain items that were difficult to store. This consisted mostly of long items like painting poles, story sticks, copper pipe, and FastCap wall poles.
Since getting this end of the shop organized, I had regretted not taking care of this last item. Now was the time to scratch that itch.
I cut the box down at least 30% of it’s original size and found a home for it in the storage room. I got rid of some items that I was not using and had been storing for years. I found that everything fit nicely in the newly downsized box and now it no longer consumes space in my shop.
The door and the window above it was not trimmed yet and so I finished it off. To add the final touch, I found a new home for the push brooms and hung them up for easy access.
Here is the latest of how my newly reorganized shop looks. I need to stop obsessing over the details of organization now and REALLY get back to work.
(The wood stacked against the wall is part of the current project.)
Peace, Love, & Obsession With Shop Organization
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com