The Clutter Between Rooms

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I have this area between my bedroom and the in-progress studio that’s become a bit of a storage mess. It doesn’t help that there is a slight leak near the chimney that shows up during really heavy rain but that has little to do with this project. That’s why the bucket’s there. We have electric heat anyway. The thing is it’s rather ugly to look at, so this week I decided to tackle this area and make it actually useful. Useful for what?

When I get to (I’m hoping with the next phase) complete the comic organizing mega-project (which is not the same as the collection culling super mega project, which I also have for my Transformers) I want to try again to put the comics in the closet in my room. My hope is that the comics will all be in the same place by the time this is done, including the mini-comics, a few of which I reviewed here with a crosspost from BW Media Spotlight, my primary multimedia review site that I’m also using to go through all my old comics. Anyway, the bit problem is that when I have the longboxes for the comics in the closet I have no place to put my shoes that aren’t in the way. I don’t have that many shoes: sneakers, a pair of back-up sneakers I thought I’d use around the house but I’ve gravitated to sandals around the house, snowboots, and my comfortable dress shoes I also use at conventions because they’re better on my ankles than the sneakers in that situation, as well as my alternate slippers when the others are in the wash.

Well, thanks to the clutter cleaning elsewhere I now have room to put the shoes in this cubby hole since I have room to put other things. Yes, when you get rid of clutter in one spot it opens a place for you to store clutter you’ll actually use and increases your ability to store stuff without getting in your way. So let’s do some more of that!

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Christmas Tree 2017

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I forgot to post these. This year the Autobots from the loose Transformers reviews plus the Mini-Con Assault Team helped decorate.

I just need to figure out what I’m doing with this area after Christmas. Do I put that comic stack back there until I can get the next phase of the comic organizing project done or put something else there and leave the comics where they are until said phase occurs.

Other Transformers in the display:

I didn’t have room to add the Decepticons reviewed.

A Little Pre-Decorating For Christmas

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This is where I’ve been putting my Christmas tree. After the previous stage of the comic organizing mega-project I had to stack some of the DC comics there as well as the TARDIS sitting there after the closet shelf organizing project. This is not the permanent home for either but I have to move it now to make room for my little tree. And with friends coming over I can’t decorate until tomorrow, so this is the project for this week. But where to move these to?

Well it so happens I have a place. But I have sheets sitting on there. The drawer my sheets go into is full of old damaged sheets that I didn’t get to thanks to all the medical issues so they ended up here. So the project this week is to finally go through the old sheets and put the good sheets in their place, right?

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No posting this week

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Between recovering from dental surgery and the anniversary posting on my other site I didn’t have time to do any clutter maintenance this week. I hope to get back to it next week though.

Quick Report: Still More Reading

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No, it’s not a repost. This was a crazy week, and not in the good way by a long shot. One of the victims was my plan to read through one of the remaining newsletters every day. So I ended up reading them yesterday…which was a nice diversion from the funk the week put me into. I’m hoping to do a Transformer review for next week, but that depends on the next crisis.

Quick Project: More Reading

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During my forced hiatus a number of papers, from newsletters to conventions to a magazine someone bought for me and some newspaper articles someone else gave me, went unread, and it kind of piled up. There’s still something of a pile left, but I read through a bunch of them. I’m going to commit myself (hopefully) to reading one of the remaining newsletters and articles and other pamphlets a day until I get to the longer reads, and then adjust my schedule accordingly.

With luck I’ll have this pile all done by the end of November and can toss out whatever I don’t need anymore. If some newsletter or something comes my way that will be the daily read, which will delay things by a day, but who says I can’t read two? I need to open time to create and to clean. I still want to do the next phase big comic organizing project, which should be re-integration, possibly in January depending on what my schedule has become. There is still a lot to do but I’m making progress. With any luck by the end of 2018 I’ll have a good handle on this project again.

I’m not counting on it, mind you. 😀

My Friend The Spreadsheet

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Regular comics are great and all, but I do enjoy those promotional mini-comics. I have an article series on my other site that is all about reviewing them, and ones I physically own can be cross-posted to this site if I need it. They’re probably the only part of my comics library that is properly organized. However, they weren’t properly cataloged, and I need to know which mini-comics I own, what I’m looking for, and what I’ve written reviews on, whether I own the actual mini-comic or a scan off of the internet

That’s what I decided to do for this week’s project, to create a spreadsheet to catalog my mini-comics and what I’ve reviewed already. This may seem boring, and we aren’t talking about high impact EXTREME excitement here, but it’s a good way to demonstrate how that unused spreadsheet program in your computer or tablet can benefit a large organizing project like the one I’m doing.

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Minor Report This Week

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You can’t see it because this is from the big clean-up of this shelf but I did some minor alteration to this shelf so I could put a few things in easy reach. That’s it. Saturday is when I do my weekly clutter project, but between a necessarily long-winded article series for my other site that went longer than usual and poor sleep Friday night that was all I was able to get done. And I may still be moving a couple of things around.

The next Transformers toy review is going to have a lot of images, which means a lot of time transforming, setting up shots, taking the shots, and writing the review. And there are two toys because it’s a set, and I need enough time to do that right. Hopefully we’ll have that next week since it should be a fairly decent week next week. No big plans and the article series (a chapter by chapter review of Seduction Of The Innocent, a book rather famous in comic-collecting circles) is taking a break for another review. So I’ll have a decent report for you next week.

Quick Project: Finding Lost Comics

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I dodged a time bullet on this project. A whole section of my Marvel comics went missing when I got to that section to review for my other site (as well as seeing what I want to keep), and I got concerned. I was going to finally do the final reunification of my comic collection even though I don’t have the time to do it properly. I want to go through some comics during the reorganizing that I’m thinking I don’t want anymore.

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More Dusting, More Organizing

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I had to finish up the dusting I didn’t finish two weeks ago, and that included the dresser. Dusting the dresser is my opportunity to reorganize the darn thing. This image is from the last time I dusted the dresser, which was a long time ago. For some reason this always gets messy even when I declutter until I dust. I put a few things in different spots and it’s a better looking dresser top.

 

But reorganizing the dresser top got me thinking about the top of my computer desk as well. The little Iron Man figures (which I’ve reviewed) keep falling over even though they’re on little stands, and you can’t tell in this picture but the Donatellos were getting in the way of setting things back up. Also, Scooter’s knees are weak and he has a tendency to fall on his back. So I kept the Silver Centurion Iron Man (although not the cards or even the stands) and put the rest away with the Donatellos. Right now it’s just Silver Centurion, Super Clown, the ships, the Digimon, and VINcent from The Black Hole, and it looks much better. I want to get in the habit of rotating the displays, maybe just leaving the spaceships and changing everything else around whenever I dust, so it looks different every time and adds some variety.

I may do some more spot-cleaning projects before the next Transformers review set. It all depends on what time allows.

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