When Cannons Fade and realized how behind I really am. He recently ran an article on the hoarding tendencies inherent in himself and gamers as well as the joys of having a 2 year old son mucking up the place. It's a great read and quite inspirational. Even with working and having a kid running around, he still finds the time to clean up after himself and get some painting in.
His article got me to thinking. I have some serious spring cleaning to do in my basement. I've got stacks of unassembled minis, too many simultaneous painting projects to count, and a desk that looks like a DMZ.
Don't believe me. Here's the Desk:
Daunting, isn't it. Especially since I am going to need to move all of this stuff in the near future. We're getting a flood control system put in and planning on painting the floor to make it easier to clean. All of this stuff is going to have to be moved out for a few days. That should be fun. Then there's also the stuff that you can't see in the pictures above- the 8'x4' gaming table and 3 shelves of terrain as well as My IG (12,000+ points), Dark Angels (5,000ish points), Tyranids (4,000ish points), and Empire (2,000ish points so far) armies that will need to be moved out. If I dig deep enough, there should even be some Tau and a shitload of Battletech stuff in there somewhere. I'll need to figure out an efficient way to pack, move, and store all of this stuff in my garage. Still not daunting enough yet? Well, I also need to knock out a wall and finish removing some awesome 60s wood panelling and it's supporting framework this summer to assist in making a space functional for gaming, band practice, and exercise.
This is all kind of embarrassing, frankly. I'm generally a pretty cleanly person (as long as you don't count my car). It's time to fix the mess. Time to pop off to IKEA to pick up more efficient shelving. Time to reorganize the bins on my desk and finish off my current projects before assembling/buying anything new. I just hope there's enough time.
I'm curious to hear from you guys. Are you organized? Do you feel buried under a pile of unfinished metal/plastic? Can you fix the bad habits you've developed over the years? Do you have any tips for making and keeping deadlines for your projects?
*Learn from my mistakes- when cleaning a garage with a high powered leaf blower (great idea!), not only do you want to wear a safety mask (I did), but you also need some type of goggles (these I did not have).