Should I or shouldn't I...

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  1. wdwgrandma

    wdwgrandma Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Right now I am using a very small bedroom on the top floor of our house outside the master bedroom as a craft room. It is crowded, messy, and there is no space to do anything. I don't allow anyone in the room for fear of them getting lost in the mess. Anyone wanting to enter is required to tie a rope around their waist and it is anchored to the stair railing out in the hallway. Actually I allowed my BFF Bev to enter not so long ago. And I watched her like a hawk so she wouldn't get buried under a pile of crafting stuff.

    In our basement there is a large, unused bedroom that was my son's when he still lived at home. The room is about as far away from my room upstairs as possible. I am trying to decide if I want to use it for a craft room.

    I need convincing... It is considerably larger than where I craft now. I could spread out - actually have a table in the center of the room where I could work. My Cricut and other tools would go on the current work space I have upstairs. I would just move it downstairs and put it along one of the walls. It is not a cold space (it is actually quite cozy warm), and I could take my TV down there for noise. There is a window (it is a walk out basement) and a large closet. So why am I so reluctant?

    I'm not scared to be in the basement alone. That's not the point. What is the point is that I would not be able to hear the doorbell or the alarm lady talking if a door is open (she says things like "Fault front door" to let me know the door has been opened). I would take a landline and my cell down with me, but I'm worried about feeling isolated.

    What should I do? What would you do? Convince me one way or the other!
     
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    Id do it! you can get a bell extension and there may be another fix for the alarm

    there's nothing worse than being cluttered in a hobby room IMHO
     
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    I have my craft space in a log cabin in the garden, which I share with my youngest son. ( he has the biggest part)
    We have Internet, phone, TV and I have a wireless doorbell which I plug in.



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    oh...I'd definitely go for it Donna :yes:
     
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    Waiting for Johns response........
     
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    I'm the one who recommended it.

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    So..... If you all agree that I should move my craft room to the basement, how many of you are willing to come help me clean out the basement room so that I can move???? Hmmmmm?
     
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    Ooh al that space upstairs for shoes and handbags.....

    Do it do it do it.

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    I think you should do it sweetheart. As Keith said, get a bell extension and get a baby monitor or similar so that you can hear what is going on in the rest of the house. You make such beautiful cards and you obviously need more room.

    Go for it and I am more than willing to come over and help you move, now I just have to convince Christ to let me go away without him for 2 weeks, you did say it would take 2 weeks :D
     
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    Now that we are home from vacation, I am going to start working on cleaning out the basement. Darling son #2 is excited about helping me design my new work space and is willing to go to Ikea with me to buy some items he will use to build me a center work space. And he has some ideas for mounting a peg board to the wall so I can hang some items to get them out of the way!

    I just wish I felt better. Several days into our trip I developed a sore throat and stuffy nose. Now John has it. Neither of us have any energy...
     
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    Can't wait to see it.
    And hope your both better soon.


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    I love this peg board idea:)

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    OMG! That's the same picture my son showed me! Isn't that awesome? And he thinks it is totally doable.
     
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    Can't wait to see pics of what he does :)


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    I hope you are both feeling better soon. The clearing out can wait until you are feeling better, I'm sure it won't be long.

    I love that idea of the peg board :yes: I also love things from Ikea so you are going to have a wonderful space to work in.
     
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    And here it is June and I still haven't finished clearing out that room. In the meantime, my current craft room gets more and more cluttered - driving me nuts! Unfortunately life continues to get in the way...
     
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    Isn't that always the way :sigh: You will get there :hug2:
     
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