I moved the three current projects to the dining room table and all the boxes of bits and pieces that need to be put away properly to the long folding table in the living room.
Then I'm thinking this will be quick, just move out the two small work tables, vacuum, then move things back in. HA!
In one corner, I have a 6' stack of boxes that I'm thinking I can mostly get rid of...and moving them frees up some shelving that I can move packs of computer/copy paper to...so I empty my box of paper from under another table to the shelving. At the bottom of the boxes was a box of out-dated files that needed to be shredded.
Emptying the box of paper freed up a box that I could use to store the hard styrofoam pieces that were in a bag...but then I had to find a place to store that. The top of one of the closets would be great for that except it already stores a big Santa face that we used to hang from the condo entry door (and have replaced with something else) and two construction paper posters that had been decorations at my retirement party.
So I took a page from DS Marie's life and took pictures of the posters for posterity (kept the SGS lanyard) then put the posters in the garbage.
Then that uncovers even more hard Styrofoam - then I'm thinking why am I keeping any of this? If I want to make anything with that type of wall I would prefer to use builders foam...so there is another bag of garbage...which will free up a bit more space.
Of course I've done these big clean outs before and then needed everything within a couple weeks but I'll take the chance...once again.