Here Mousie, Mousie...
My new storage containers finally arrived and now the real work begins in the studio. I thought you might like a few pictures rather than my whining words, :D
As you can see on the left wall is where all my fabric was stored and some of the damage has been going on. I am having to pull out all those plastic drawer storage units and will be replacing them all with new plastic bins with snap shut lids. I still have to pull out the last unit on the end at the back and check that fabric. I couldn't get the drawers fully open to inspect because that unit butts up against the unit hidden by my pink fluffy chair that sits under my desk on the back wall. The two small pink units will stay for support of the desktop. Luckily they hold paints, inks, stamp pads and such so the mice haven't been interested, yet anyway!
You can see some of my new storage bins there on the left, the ones with the green lids. The mess to the right and back is all the drawers of fabric I pulled out so far and either have thrown the contents away as too damaged and the rest are alright and waiting to be re-organized into their new "green" homes! The drawers were nice and neet stacked on top of one another but I needed something at the back of my studio and I knocked them over. Too tired to re-stack them and I have to re-inspect them before moving them to their new storage anyway, so.......
That's my work desk on the back wall of my studio piled with stuff from some of my yarn drawers and things from my work desk at the front of the room. I at first thought I would move that desk to the left wall but since have changed my mind so that is one less task of moving heavy stuff! You can see boxes of yarn all over the place that came out from storage drawers on the right wall. Everything is wrapped in flimsy plastic bags right now... I figured something was better than nothing for the short term while I awaited the new containers.
Here you can see the white cubical storage units I installed this past summer. Luckily they don't contain too many things mice are interested in so so far no issues on the right wall, except they did get into one of the little open cubbies that holds my leather pieces for jewelry making. The only thing they did in that bin however was to store stolen cat crunchies from my kitty's bowl, which left oil marks on pieces of the lighter leather... (sigh) Oh well, I will just dye those pieces and that should do the trick, I hope!
And, last but not least - those gray and white cubes on the right in the closet hold all of my yarn. They are having to be replaced as well. I cleaned them out of mouse damaged yarn and wrapped everything temporarily in plastic bags, which I know isn't much of a deterrent so I will pull them all out once I get the rest of the studio back in order and put my yarn in new containers as well.
Whew, I'm tired already!!
Today is the big day so I am off to start vacuuming up mouse mess and restoring my studio and what's left of my fabric and yarn.
Next installment will be all the closets in the house... eeek!