I don’t know if you are like me, but February of every year I have to clean out both my workshops. Things that have not been used in the last twelve months are thrown out (re-cycled where possible). Everything is cleaned thoroughly, benches are cleaned, shelves are tidied, tools are cleaned & sharpened, and a full stock take is made. I am not quite half way through yet, but I know that when it is finished I will have a renewed spirit to make new creations. I love that feeling.
That’s something I like to do as well, except that I do it in late summer - I usually work towards an exhibition which goes up in August and after that is done I like to have a good sort out before going into pre-Christmas panic mode!
I don’t have a workshop but I’ve been having a go at the house. I hate housework! It’s such a waste of time. You clean the place from top to bottom and a couple of months later you have to do it all over again
Wish I could manage to chuck a few things out, but they might come in useful one day…
I think we might be twins separated at birth…lol!
‘Workshop one’ has been Spring cleaned (if that is the right expression). Workbench has been swept, saws cleaned and oiled, files attacked with a wire brush, wood chisels cleaned and sharpened, my wood pile has been re-ordered and tidied, and a stock check has been done. I feel well satisfied.
Next, ‘workshop two’. This is going to be trickier as this is where I do my creative thinking, designing, drawing and painting. Must retain my feng shui. But this is for another day.