Ellyn Adler needs help getting her office organized.
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Before: Craft Overflow
The mess even spills over into an adjacent second room, which has become a full-on storage and catchall facility. Besides more piles of yarn and fabric, a stack of old clothes that Ellyn no longer wears has been collecting dust for a year and a half!
An idea for starting a new sewing business from home has Ellyn ready to get things in order and master the art of organization. She clearly needs help in this area, so she turns to professional organizer Diane Albright for help.
Albright welcomes the challenge and steps in with a plan: Use the larger room for craft production and the smaller room for the office. This way, the rooms will be functional for Ellyn and will provide a pleasant environment for Hilly to enjoy at the same time.
The first step is to move all the office equipment into one room and consolidate and sort the remaining craft materials for storage in the other room. Everything is sorted into one of four piles: throw away, put away, give away, and another day (for those items difficult to place). Any project that has not been worked on in six months is thrown away.
An organizing pro turns an inhospitable room into a welcoming, functional space.Advertisement
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