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« Reply #370 on: March 06, 2014 07:21:57 AM »

That is a lovely dress! And Kookaloo_Starr, I love those socks!

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« Reply #371 on: March 07, 2014 01:46:53 AM »

I need to vent to people who actually will understand my frustration... In Oct we let this friend move into my art room because we wanted to help and could use the money...everything I have art wise had to be moved and I had only just gotten the room organized and was getting ready to start on the garage.
My lovely art supplies are stacked in the garage, in drawers, in bins in my closet.
I really can't craft at all, partly because I can't find stuff, partly because I have no space and partly from frustration.
I am desperate to tell him to leave, this stress isnt worth $250 a month. I want to cry when I think of the work I will be doing when I finally get to put that mess that used to be my wonderfully organized supplies back.
Thank you for letting me vent...when he moves I will be destashing a lot because that money would have bought a lot of supplies but it will be worth it.
Here is a few pics of a small portion of the art supplies now

« Reply #372 on: March 07, 2014 02:01:38 AM »

Sad So sorry Trina! Maybe you can put aside a portion on the money he's paying in rent and use it for some awesome new storage for your supplies. Then it would be fun to get everything back and sorted and pretty once he leaves.

HUGS! I hope you can reclaim your space soon!

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« Reply #373 on: March 07, 2014 06:47:17 AM »

That sounds rough! When I get stressed out, I usually turn to crafting, so I can imagine how difficult it is when you can't! Hang in there, and maybe treat yourself to some small craft items that you can do with minimal space to help take the edge off.

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« Reply #374 on: March 07, 2014 08:04:57 AM »

totally understand, Trina...we moved my Mom in a year ago and it is very frustrating to try to find things...most of my stuff is still in the house, but we have had to use the garage for some things and the mess is causing me a lot of stress...hang in there...hopefully it is a temporary situation and you will be able to claim your space...

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« Reply #375 on: March 07, 2014 10:25:21 AM »

trinalocary: Man, that stinks. Friends who turn out to be bad housemates are the worst.

If he's going to be there a while longer, maybe organizing and/or destashing a little for the interim would help? I did that when I had to move into my parent's basement for a year (ugh). I went through (or at least opened) each box, labelled it, and made stacks of related boxes. Granted, they still took up a huge chunk of floor space... but at least I could find stuff. Smiley
« Reply #376 on: March 07, 2014 10:32:28 AM »

As another person who's also done the "move back into their parents place" bit (ugh indeed) and had to store the stash in less than ideal places for the duration, I will agree that even just having things stacked neatly makes it seem more manageable.  Mentally it feels as if you could just dive into your supplies at any point and start on something (if only you had a worktable).  The stacking and labeling process is also a great time to assess whether you really need to hold on to certain items, which will make moving things back into their own room and getting back in the crafting saddle much quicker.

You have my sympathy!
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« Reply #377 on: March 07, 2014 12:27:00 PM »

Some great advice there Trina, I hope you can find a happy medium until your friend leaves.

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« Reply #378 on: March 07, 2014 12:47:22 PM »

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« Reply #379 on: March 07, 2014 01:18:23 PM »

Thank you for letting me vent. Maybe because I put it out there but WOOT...HE IS MOVING!!!
So now it is time to completely redo my art room from scratch, it is daunting but I am determined to do it right.  When he told me I had to keep from dancing like a fool :-)

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