Read how I’m planning for my new Create Room DreamBox before it arrives and how I plan to use it to beef up my craft room and team’s blog office studio’s storage game.
Something is happening in Organized-ish HQ, and it’s BIG! Remember when we first moved in and I added a bunch of shelving and tables from Ikea and told you it was all temporary? I had never had a full dedicated craft room and office before, and I had never shared an office with my team before either, so I honestly had no idea what we wanted or needed. And I didn’t know how I’d use the space for my blog and social media.
So after a year and a half of experimenting and living with the space as-is, I have learned what I like, what I don’t like, what I need, and what I don’t need. The biggest thing I learned is that I don’t actually like having all my craft supplies out on display. Even though they were so meticulously organized, it just felt cluttered to me. I had a hard time focusing with all that visual clutter and rainbow of colors everywhere.
I know, you’re probably screaming at me right now because my current studio is a total dream to any crafter. And if it were solely a craft room, it would be perfect for me too. But since this is also a team workspace, a meeting area, and a place I write every single day, I need a little less visual stimulation.
So I finally gave in and bought something I’ve wanted for SO long…I bought a DreamBox from Create Room. I can’t believe I just typed that out. These cabinets are very expensive and that cost is hard to justify as a chick who’s in the process of trying to remodel a 1970s house. The DreamBox took a big chunk out of my kitchen savings. But I honestly believe it will help me work better and stay more focused in my studio, so I took the plunge.
I thought I would regret it instantly, but I ordered it almost two weeks ago and I’m still not feeling buyer’s remorse yet. I think if it hasn’t kicked in yet, it’s not going to.
Since I ordered the DreamBox, I’ve been binging YouTube videos and blog posts trying to learn everything I can. I’m looking at how other crafters set it up, laid it out, and customized it to suit their style and decor. I even found some printable blank layout plans on Create Room’s website to mock up storage options.
My DreamBox shipped a few days ago and I’m expecting it within another week or so if there are no delivery delays. That means I’ll be spending this week packing up all my craft supplies into boxes, removing the shelving from the walls, and moving some furniture around to make space for it. I see some purging in my future, too.
I will keep you updated as it arrives and throughout the whole setup process, so keep an eye out for more DreamBox posts soon! I promise to share it all and answer all your questions along the way. I feel like there are a lot of questions I had that weren’t answered in other posts and videos, so I want to make sure you are informed if a DreamBox is something you’re considering buying, too.
I bought mine at a discount, which was extremely helpful, and I’m happy to share a code with you to save you some money too if you’re ready to purchase. Just visit the updated post below.
If you already own a DreamBox, give me ALL the tips and advice in the comments below! I’m excited and nervous at the same time to set it up. Would love to hear your experience.
Update: The DreamBox has arrived! Here’s my full, honest review of it, along with a discount code for you.
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