I read somewhere a meme that said, "I don't have clutter, I have projects waiting to happen." I looked around my disaster sewing room and realized they were right. I did have projects waiting to happen all over the place. However, the disorganization hides half of what I need to do the projects. For the first time I am approaching cleaning this area with the idea of how can I organize my space so I can paint, draw, pour paintings, jewelry making, sewing and other projects just waiting to for me to switch around my priorities.
I built a book shelf that I already owned to accommodate my research into PTSD/CPTSD and the workings of the human mind and spirit. I filled the shelves quickly. I have so many on my to be read list and few that need to be reread. I also found things I thought I lost...nope they were right there in plain sight unlabeled as to what they were. This freed up space for things that needed to be put together.
Now I am grouping my resources into areas. Sewing, crocheting, painting, woodworking all jumbled together are being sorted out to their own space. Wow, I have a lot of projects waiting. I am doing projects too. I have a crocheted blanket that went from lap size to almost a twin size blanket. Completed pour paintings are sitting in front of books on my book cases. I made progress. Probably the most progress I've made in years. I changed my motivation for cleaning. Instead of cleaning to take care of this mess and throw away this trash, I am now arranging the things I gathered for various projects in a way that I can accomplish what I planned to do. I know where my painting stuff is. I have my colored pens boxed together and accessible. Hard to do a project if part of the resources I need are buried under another project.