So, since we’ve lived here in Milton, we’ve only had overnight guests once, and they were guys who couldn’t care less about where they slept or the condition of the house.Because of the lack of guests, the room intended to be the “guest room” quickly degenerated into this:
This is the room in which we store my dress form, usually have my light box set up (but I had to take it down to use the table for the craft show last week), weights, yoga ball, the “goodwill pile” of things to donate, and so forth. It’s even more of a disaster area now because of the show last week… I just dumped everything in here afterward (stock, displays, etc). And then we chucked the ironing board with its mound of fabric on top in there last night because friends came over to play games.
So, the first thing I did was take care of the ironing.
I ironed and folded all of the fabric, then put it away.
Then I started to tackle the post-craft-show-chaos that was everywhere. I managed to get the non-apron stock into two rubbermaid bins, and stacked them out of the way in the corner.
The Man found a “good enough” home for my card display rack, which is pretty cumbersome, in the closet that houses the air conditioning.
My non-stock show stuff found a place in my craft room closet, along with the box of bubble envelopes I just ordered.
It’s starting to look better, isn’t it?
My stationery display racks and mannequin family found their way into the guest room closet (which, sad to say, isn’t for guests to use since it stores our luggage and the guy’s golf stuff and things like that).
My dismantled light box…
was rearranged so it fit into its bin…
…and sent to the garage for storage.
My craft show tables also went to the garage. Because really, why not?
And the room was clear! After vacuuming, The new inflatable pillow-top queen-sized mattress was set out….
…inflated, sheeted, and new-fluffy-pillow-ed. I also put out some lamps so that my guest will be able to read in bed if she wants to, and a little crate to serve as a nightstand so she can put her books or whatever in there.
She has a wide selection of reading materials if she’s into children’s books.
And she can put her clothes away in the dresser (except for the one occupied drawer).
YAY!!! I can’t wait until Meagan gets here.