Only trouble is, zone people often don’t realize the path of destruction they leave in their quake.
Can you relate?
Breaking out of that zone mentality is like pulling teeth for me. It’s painful. I have to literally force myself to snap out of it, and look around. Then get busy before I slip back into my trance again.
It’s especially hard when you’re in mid project. Oh goodness… to stop and wash your paint brushes when you have 3 wet on the go… heh. I often risk losing a brush because I just don’t want to stop and take care of business because I’m locked in.
Note to self: bring baggies or plastic wrap and tubs of water downstairs. I know. I KNOW! But I never do.
But I think you get my point. I am a force to be reckoned with and am in training. And in all honestly, will probably be for the rest of my life.
But there’s some really good news to report.
I am succeeding!
Every night after dinner is sprint time. I got the upstairs to the point of everything off the floor every day. So every evening to keep that up, (after my evening coffee… trust me, it helps!), it’s time to dash through all the rooms and get stuff hung up and put away.
Then I drag a broom or vacuum over the works, and it’s clean and ready for the next morning.
Do you have any idea how wonderful it is to be able to vacuum your floors without kicking stuff out of the way? And to wake up to a clean home?!
I hope you do. But in case you don’t, it’s amazing.
Just know? There was a LOT of uphill climbing to get to this point. A lot. More than one night, I broke out into such a sweat over cleaning to the point of needing showers afterwards. Guys, that is workin’ it… hard!
But it is paying off in spades. And there’s NO WAY I’m doing that all over again. So every night, sprint it is.
Which brings me to a neat storage idea I wanted to share with you today.
A while back, I was debating on taking my stencils and I into a local Christmas vintage show. I ended up not going that route due to life taking over, but I had been playing with a show setup in my photo studio to test things out.
The issue was, what could I hang the stencils on to make them super accessible and kinda cool to look at?
I snooped into my junk stash and had an embarrassing amount of vintage hangers. What gives? No idea. The lure of wood I suppose…
And then… BAM.
I set up two ladders, with a board running across, punched a hole in the corner of each stencil, and hung the stencils up.
PERFECTION. A vintage hanger and ladder stencil storage organizer was born.
I loved it so much, I left it up. I found the setup to be a huge enticement to go play!
My old sign stencil store is HERE, in case you’re new here.
Then I dragged a big ‘ol crate over to hold boards and signs.
Then just today, I was about to get a few stencil brushes wet, but the mess in the paint cupboard made me stop.
I store paints on hand in this little cupboard turned paint cart.
I don’t even remember leaving it like that!
Blame it on the last zone.
So much better!
When I painted later today, I had a huge smile on my face as I knew exactly where to grab my fav brushes without having to dump the entire jar.
Now, excuse me while I go zone out… in a much more organized fashion. 🙂
And how was your own progress this past week?
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