Upcoming studio revamp – and a great giveaway!

Please don't judge usI am very scared and very excited to do this post – both at the same time. Why? Because I’m about to show you the inside of my space, and it’s embarrassing. *Deep breath* here goes!

Before I share some pictures, I’d like to explain. I live in a ONE room loft – meaning, there are no rooms . . . it’s just one big rectangle in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love living here (um, I love the concrete floors especially), but it doesn’t work for me anymore. The main issue? THERE IS NO STORAGE. I work from home, and so my “studio” is right near my kitchen. Then my living room is near my kitchen and studio . . . and then my bedroom is facing all of it. So working from home is great, but running a crafty freelance business? Not as great.

So I’m moving. I’m moving to a different place to live, and separating my business into a separate studio space. But, I still have a lot of sorting and organizing to do. This is what I’m talking about:

IMG_3692Check out my boxes of supplies, paperwork, and other craft items. My sewing machine is under there too, along with a folding chair and some other crap. This area needs some major sorting and stacking onto shelves.

IMG_3693Here’s another view of the drying rack that I can’t even access – behind boxes of winter clothing that I have nowhere to store (that dresser is full of fabric and yarn).

IMG_3694Here’s the dresser. I keep clothing in here, but I also use it as a dumping ground for finished projects and brand new purchases that I have to do something with in the next few weeks. Talk about a horrible staging area.

IMG_3695And then finally, my closet. The ONE closet I have with ONE shelf. I think even Roxie is embarrassed for me.

So there are other pictures that show areas of my apartment that don’t look like a Hoarders episode, but these are the areas that I’m going to organize once I move. And how am I going to do this?

With supplies from Home Depot! I have budgeted about $1,000 for storage and shelving units from my favorite home improvement store (and if I can come in at under budget, woot). I’m so excited to get started, but first I have to get everything boxed up and to its destination (which happens next week). Then I’m going to do some shopping and some update posts. You are going to be so proud of me when this is over!

If you have an organization project you need to tackle, I wanted to let you know that Savings.com is giving away $1,000 per day in Home Depot gift cards for the next three days, starting today! All you have to do is click on the image above or THIS LINK and you’ll be directed to the Savings.com site where you simply input your email address to be entered to win.

Here are more details!

  • The giveaway will start on Monday, April 21 at 9:30 AM EST and end on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM EST, users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Home Depot page on Savings.com and submitting their email address.
  • Each day, 150 – $20 Home Depot gift cards will be given away, for a total of $1,000 each day for three days.
  • At 7:00 PM EST on each day the sweepstakes is running (Monday the 21st, Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd) 50 of the winners will be selected and $1,000 dollars worth of gift cards will be given out.
  • Readers can enter the sweepstakes once a day, with the giveaway being reset at 7:01 PM EST on Monday and Tuesday. This means everyone can enter this sweepstakes 3 times – potentially allowing someone to win $60 worth of gift cards.
  • Savings.com will notify the winners and send them their gift card code via the email address they use to enter.

And just so you know, the giveaway will run simultaneously with Home Depot’s BEST DEAL of the year: $10 off purchases of $100 or more. Use the promo code: SPRINGHD from now through Sunday, April 27th.

Log in to your Savings.com account to grab this deal on the Home Depot merchant page.

I can’t wait to see your organization project – let me know what you are working on and what you want to accomplish in your home this spring!

Disclosure: All opinions expressed above are 100% mine and do not express the views or opinions of Savings.com or Home Depot.


  1. Heather says

    Roxie is flippin’ cute!

    I have appointed my husband to our next organization project, which is our garage. Currently, it is a pit of despair, and most of the crap is his, which is why this is his task. Good lord, we need shelving.

  2. says

    Oh wow, that is actually a reminder of my room one month ago until my mother forced me to clean up. Will you be showing us pictures of your new living space + neatly arranged studio :D?

  3. says

    Awesome post!! and we all know that creative people cannot be neat and creative at the same time… you can see my mess on my latest blog post!!

  4. says

    I am also moving one craft and sewing studio from one home (27 years there) to another that is half the size. UGH. I have been purging for months, but am still overwhelmed. I commend you for being brave enough to show us your space as it is now! Cannot WAIT to see your new space! Maybe now I will be brave enough to show you mine!

  5. says

    Oh my your closet area looks like my entire playroom area. I try to blame it on the kids but most of the mess is from my crafting supplies. lol I would love to get all of that sorted before school gets out. :) Good luck on your orgaization!

  6. Julie Henderson says

    I could sure use some Home Depot gift card love!! ;-) All the best to you, Amy, on moving & organizing. I look at cute Roxie in that pic, & I’m reminded of Ralphie from A Christmas Story, when he went to help his dad change the tire: “Mom said I should help.” Anyhoo, thanks for the giveaway! God bless!

  7. says

    I have shown a few of my spaces that I never thought would be out there. I could still use a little, well, honestly, a lot of organizing in my pantry and closets.

  8. Angelina-JoJo and Eloise says

    I am in DESPERATE need of some organization… Love this Post!!!