We moved into this house about a year and a half ago. The spare room and future yarncave was the holding area/dumping ground for all the odd boxes and stuff. Most of the boxes made their way to other parts of the house, but I was left with the yarn and fabric stashes and all the doodads that go with knitting, quilting and DIY.
Even my dear friends had given me a gift certificate for a 'clutter consultant.' I was going to call her, but not before I did a little decluttering myself. Why waste her time on things I could do myself? The DH went out of town for a few days and that's when I got the idea for the big Destash. I ended up sending 23 boxes of yarn to people around the world, donating about 5 more boxes full of unused crap to Goodwill and moving a lot of the remaining stuff into plastic bins in the garage. I had the rug cleaned. I ordered a futon. I bought a cheap TV at Target.
Then they opened up the new tollroad and I discovered....IKEA.
And so, without further ado, I present to you the new and improved yarncave....
I can personally vouch for the fiendishly clever instructions that comes with Ikea furniture. They work. When you've built an Ikea piece, you feel like you're part of a sleek, well-designed world inhabited by slightly hip Swedish engineers. Like you're the Britt Ekland of DIY. You feel decluttered.
There is still some work to be done--curtains, bamboo shades for the closets--nothing major. Now I have a:
Cat napping room for felines and humans
Guest Room for crafty visitors
Deluxe Sleepover Den for 8-10-year old boys
Future Gaming Room, thanks to Uncle Redneck who is giving the boys an XBox. (This is what happens when your brother is newly single, has no mortgage or kids.)
Personal Retreat to watch "The League of Gentlemen" and "The Royle Family" at my leisure
Secret Clubhouse for my SnB group
And, just possibly...a future home for a spinning wheel
Boy, I can really use that clutter consultant for the garage!