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May 26, 2020 - 9:45:51 AM
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31325 posts since 3/5/2008

You are not the only one to suffer the ..Clutter Bug.. :0/


 

Edited by - figmo59 on 05/26/2020 09:46:57

May 26, 2020 - 11:39:03 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

23602 posts since 6/25/2005

Agreed. My place is a veritable booby trap.

May 26, 2020 - 12:05:20 PM
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Owen

Canada

5749 posts since 6/5/2011
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Fig, the pic is a bit dark and shadow-ey (?),  but down in the foreground it looks like there's an empty spot on the workbench.... I'd say you're not tryin' very hard.    cheeky

May 26, 2020 - 1:20:59 PM
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1608 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Fig, the pic is a bit dark and shadow-ey (?),  but down in the foreground it looks like there's an empty spot on the workbench.... I'd say you're not tryin' very hard.    cheeky


Agreed, plenty of room for another press and maybe a trickler or two

May 26, 2020 - 2:34:42 PM
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54845 posts since 12/14/2005

Ahh, my pal Fignewton, how soon you forget!
I have been to your property, and have gazed with wonder upon the impressive piles of half-finished projects, and raw material for future projects.

I suspect you are posting this for the benefit of 180,000 other OutHangers, more so than for MY information.

But let them not doubt: You are as good as collecting INTERESTING clutter, as any I have encountered, including 30 plus years as an Inspector for the City, investigating complaints FROM neighbors, ABOUT hoarders.

May 26, 2020 - 6:33:11 PM
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nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

That pic look's like my work bench...... just after I've had a clean up.

May 26, 2020 - 7:05:16 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13899 posts since 9/27/2007
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Ha! Ha! I was just mucking mine out & I found some interesting stuff! 

May 27, 2020 - 11:40:59 AM

3425 posts since 7/8/2010

A place for everything and everything in its place. Very appropriate and methodical.

May 27, 2020 - 12:33:47 PM
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54845 posts since 12/14/2005

I had to modify that old saying, so my house is best described as

"A Place for Everything, and Everything All Over the Place!"

May 27, 2020 - 2:03:19 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13899 posts since 9/27/2007
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quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

I had to modify that old saying, so my house is best described as

"A Place for Everything, and Everything All Over the Place!"


I'm saving that to make a sign for my shop!

May 28, 2020 - 7:39:40 AM
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71963 posts since 5/9/2007

Horizontal spaces are at a premium here,too.

May 28, 2020 - 7:45:41 AM
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rinemb

USA

12318 posts since 5/24/2005

Well folks, I put some of my shelter in place time to cleaning up my shop, it was truly worthy of a pic, but I forgot to take a before pic. That said, please don't open the cabinet doors. Brad

May 28, 2020 - 7:53:48 AM
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rinemb

USA

12318 posts since 5/24/2005

Besides a wife. How do you know when it is time to clean your shop?

For me: When for the sixth time I chose to go to the hardware store for a tool instead of looking for that tool in my shop.
Brad

May 28, 2020 - 7:58 AM

2967 posts since 9/12/2016

and then we have the scientific style filing system'------that goes back to there ,because that is where it has been for a long ,long time and I know it will be there when I need it again.

May 28, 2020 - 9:59:30 AM
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71963 posts since 5/9/2007

When I put everything away I have difficulty finding stuff.
When it's out in the open I see it better.

May 28, 2020 - 12:58:52 PM

54845 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Tractor1

and then we have the scientific style filing system'------that goes back to there ,because that is where it has been for a long ,long time and I know it will be there when I need it again.


When I was a child, using my dad's tools, IF the tool I needed was under some stuff, I would put it back UNDER that pile of stuff, maybe with the handle sticking out a bit, since as far as I knew, Dad would remember where he last left it.

May 28, 2020 - 1:10:50 PM
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356 posts since 3/26/2009

My shop stays a wreck.   I really need a sawdust management system, so that's a problem, but the big issue is that every time I get fed up and start to clean, I run across something that distracts me and I go off on a project tangent.    

My new system is: 

When I can't find something and I look everywhere and finally find it, after I'm done I try to put it the first place I looked.  Seems to be somewhat effective. 

 

I bet there are 500 pencils somewhere in my shop and I have to scratch around for one. every. time.  This wasn't a problem till I started having to wear glasses.  Now my default pencil holder(right ear) is otherwise occupied, I cant keep up with them.  I have bought multiple boxes in the last few years, and a cram-full gallon ziplock bag once from a thrift store.   My shop is '16x'24.  They should be a couple of inches deep in the floor by now. 

May 28, 2020 - 2:23:04 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5075 posts since 5/16/2012

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Originally posted by steveh_2o


I bet there are 500 pencils somewhere in my shop and I have to scratch around for one. every. time.  


Yeah the pencil thing is really weird....somewhere in an alternative universe there's a huge mountain of pencils......probably next to a the huge mountain of bic pens and the huge mountain of socks.

May 28, 2020 - 3:04:59 PM

71963 posts since 5/9/2007

Folks like the Amish and Shakers are good at hanging stuff on the walls for easy inventory.
Just stand in one place and and turn around once.

May 28, 2020 - 3:21:01 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16609 posts since 6/5/2008

I buy blister pacs of ball point pens. 3's 4's and 5's . I can see the pacs on a book case shelf.
But once that pac is opened, the pens rush off to hiding places, never to be seen again.

The washing machine ate the socks, no contest.
At the distal end of that digestive tract is all the lint build-up under the washer and dryer.

Pencils? I think that I've salted enough places with enough pencils that they are reproducing quite successfully. Especially those with no rubber covering the end.

May 28, 2020 - 5:08:12 PM

figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
quote:
Originally posted by steveh_2o


I bet there are 500 pencils somewhere in my shop and I have to scratch around for one. every. time.  


Yeah the pencil thing is really weird....somewhere in an alternative universe there's a huge mountain of pencils......probably next to a the huge mountain of bic pens and the huge mountain of socks.


The Land of the Left Socks........

Jun 2, 2020 - 6:58:16 PM

105 posts since 11/14/2018

I'm a backpacker and I could never remember where my knife was in the campsite. I was always searching for it I recently bought a neck knife. I thought it might annoy me but its great ... always there when you need it. It hangs from a lanyard around my neck. The lanyard is a break away sort of thing for safety. You could adapt the idea for a pencil. Break away lanyard, small magnet hot glued to pencil, small magnet on the lanyard or whatever... how about a tiny magnet on the temple of your glasses and another one on the pencil = almost like putting it behind your ear.

Jun 2, 2020 - 7:22:20 PM

542 posts since 8/14/2018

My instruments share the same corner of my office as my darkroom. It's a little cluttered over there.

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