Before: I gathered everything from all the flat surfaces (as well as the floor) and put it on my crafting table and chair. There was stuff from before Christmas as well as items to be mailed out to family members.
After: (you can tell by the light it’s definitely later in the afternoon) I didn’t have to create any organization; I just had to get the stuff to where it belonged. I did some purging along the way as well as organized some projects into bags, so when the craft urge hits, I can grab and go.
I think I’m liking this “little bites” approach.