It is obvious that my wonderful sister has been here to help me get organized again, right? I can't begin to describe what a difference her organizational skills, help and encouragement make in my life!!
Does anyone remember the original Lego Project? Well, a few of those Styrofoam pieces are still around as evidenced by the tidy stacks in the new packing room, but my car now sits where the tower used to be. I use the Lego blocks when all other packing material is gone, since they are compact and stack so nicely. I still have some because all my work colleagues, family and friends save their plastic peanuts, pillows and other packing material for me to recycle. Of course, I have gotten some new Styrofoam Lego pieces along the way, when friends get new computers and printers and things. My goal is to never buy any packing material. That's why you sometimes get creative and colorful packing in your orders. I love reusing all that stuff that would otherwise end up in landfills that much sooner. Even gift wrap! It makes me smile.
The stacks you see on the floor behind the packing table are the last sheets of Firm Kut. I'm going to have to decide pretty soon whether to reorder this material or let it wink out of existence. There are those who love it and those who hate it. I expect that the same could be said for almost any carving material (with the possible exception of PZ Kut - but there were white vs. orange factions even there)! Unfortunately, I can't keep everything in stock, as much as I love choices! So, your thoughts?
Here's the packing space from the other direction:
Lots of Priority Mail boxes and envelopes live along that wall, with tape, miscellaneous bits of packing material and my rolling cart for putting the baskets with invoices on when I go to the inventory room to load all the goodies to pack up. Next post? The inventory room -- the difference there is totally amazing - but the most astounding will be when I get to what my sister calls my 'creative space'! :)