Eventually, sometime later this year.
What we need right now however is to get organised, cleaned up and ready to make that happen as quickly and hassle free as possible. At the moment we have equipment we are not using, desks and shelves overflowing with kit (some known and unknown) and a large amount of undocumented equipment cluttering up odd corners and any available surface.
And in a few months time (hopefully) we will have to pack all this away, move it up the road and unpack it again. This topic is designed to get a start on this process by organising members and getting resources together to help clean the space up now, pack away what we are not using, and document all the gear we have available (as well as throw out anything that is broken beyond repair).
The sections we’ll need to clean up and get organised are the:
Electronics and Soldering Mostly in need of cleaning and organising
The Workshop (Andy Leeming has made great strides here, but we could do with helping out all the same)
Computers David (me) has been documenting and sorting these out already
Makie Makie and Crafting gear For the most part these are already organised, but undocumented
Sewing Machines and Supplies Documenting and organising, one machine needs a part printing
Wargames and Boardgames Documenting, Cleaning and Organising
Printers and Vinyl Cutter Cleaning and Organising
Kitchen Cleaning and documenting (Bell, Book and Candle if it fights back)
Bookshelves Documenting what we have mainly, though Shelf needs some minor repair
Touchscreens/Game Boards and misc equipment Documenting and Organising
Rafters (Biggest Job) Organising, Cleaning and Documenting (Biggest Job, save till last)
Shelves A lot of gear spilled over onto the members shelves, needs sifting through and organising.
(Organising = Keep it or throw it out.)
So here’s the thing, we need volunteers to help with all this. Commitment need only be a few hours at a time, an afternoon or an evening, whatever time you can spare, we have a few months to get all this done in, but sooner would be better as we can start packing the unused equipment away to free up some space.
Something else we could do with is resources in the form of boxes or stackable plastic crates. If you have spares, or know somewhere locally that is selling some at a reasonable price (cheaper the better though), this would help the overall effort a great deal, turning a few square feet of floor space can become a few cubic feet of storage heaven.
Lastly we need to make arrangements for taking things to the recycling centre (The Tip as it is often known). As it stands we’re looking at less than a handful of trips (four or five at most) by my reckoning but many hands make light work, and if anyone with a car would like to help after every few sessions with this, we would greatly appreciate it (cheeky I know, but I’m still not driving at the moment or I would borrow the car and do it myself on Saturdays).
That’s it from me for now, over to you.
(And thank you all in advance)