It all started from me looking for a Spin Off magazine that I may or may not have.Â It’s Fall 2010, the one with the jar of red cabbage on the front.Â I vaguely remember looking through this issue and thought I had it at home.Â I’d like to make the texting mittens for myself for next winter.Â See, it all started very innocently.Â
When I couldn’t find the magazine, I realized that what this place needs is a little organization.Â My stash and particularly my patterns are in no real order.Â I have a small dresser and some under the
bed couch bags, but that’s about it.Â Magazines and printed patterns are scattered throughout the tv room and in some cases, throughout the house.Â I decided to organize my printed patterns in the same way that most yarn stores do.Â I’ve got lots of 3 ring binders that I don’t use anymore and most of my patterns are in page protectors anyway.Â
Into the basement I went after the elusive office supplies.Â That’s where the trouble began.Â Apparently
myour need for organization does not start and stop at the tv room.Â We have a stash of paint and stain in the basement that I carefully climbed over.Â Unfortunately I was not so careful when I was climbing back out.Â I knocked over an entire stack of cans, spilling open what appeared to be a full can of stain.Â All. Over. The. Floor.Â Under the washer, into the bathroom.Â Everywhere.Â We’re hoping that the super sensitive sensor on the hot water heater does not sense the immense amount of fumes in the basement and automatically shut its self off.Â That would mean a new expensive sensor.Â And a more epic fail.Â
Calgon, take me away!Â
Does anyone have any good ideas for organizing the magazines that I have?Â Bookshelf space is at a premium, as knitting books share the same bookshelf as cookbooks which share the same bookshelf as my husband’s collection of antique books.Â I also prefer to have everything puppy proofed and in a closed container of some sort, or up above a large German Shepard’s reach.