Over the winter break I’ve been making some big changes in my workspace. I’m moving most of my operations into a larger room, with newly painted walls. The decision to move came about slowly due to my ever-growing frustration with the amount of time I spent searching for things in the old, tiny space, where everything I used regularly was crammed into drawers, cabinets, and boxes, with a lot of other items stored in odd places ranging from closets to the garage.
I recently bought a large stainless steel work table, the kind used in restaurants, and have set it up on the east wall. Michael has put up a lot of shelves on both the east and west walls, and I also have two big bookcase-type sets of shelves for storage. I’m gradually getting stuff arranged on the shelves, but a lot of my “organ” is sitting in open boxes on the table right now, waiting for tiered shelves to go up above the table surface. All of those empty shelves in the photos will soon be augmented with more, and filled. In the meantime, it’s still a lot easier to work here than it was in the old space.
It’s amazing to actually have enough room to work comfortably, and I’m looking forward in the new year to having all of my materials organized so that I can find them easily.