White Buffet {some craft room organization}

We have been piled under heaps of snow; the kids had 5 days of school cancelled. Five days! One would think this would have been a great time to get some of those to-do items knocked off my list. Alas, it was not to be. My motivation took a back seat to games of The Mexican Train with the teens, naps and reading time. BUT, I did get to organize my class/craft room a little more, utilizing a new white buffet my Hubs gifted me for Christmas.

I'm using the 3 inner drawers for wrapping and packaging

I'm using the 3 inner drawers for wrapping and packaging

This antique white buffet was refurbished by the same gal that painted my white wardrobe, so they match perfectly. The long and deep counter is perfect for wrapping and packaging up my Etsy items, and within arms reach of all necessary accoutrements to make for pretty packages. The height of the buffet lends for more storage in wire baskets underneath. Yippee!!

Having three walls of windows makes good storage difficult.

Having three walls of windows makes good storage difficult.

Having a place for everything helps unclutter my mind; it was so hard to work on projects when my eyes would catch a pile of papers, books or fabric waiting for a drawer or crate to be bundled into. I feel a peace wash over me. Now, my yarn stash has a place to look cute {a $2 wire rack I painted white this summer}. Also, to the right I spy a freebie throw rug from a model home visit. So much of this room is Goodwill finds and garage sale cast-offs and that makes this thrifty heart thankful.

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Am I the only one that needs a clear space to work? I would rather clean an area than start a new project in a messy space. It's a problem, Dears. I have no delusions that this space will stay clear of clutter, but for now, I can see open space and I am ready for the creative juices to flow. 

What hinders you from being creative? Are there things you do to prepare your work space? Ooh, share please!

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