We've done a big load of tidying in the hackpace, we've moved a bunch of
stuff around but still can't throw out the bins without some vehicular
assistance to the dump (my car's too small)
We've also come up with a new way of managing stuff that's stored here.
There's a bunch of stuff stored upstairs in the 'box room', and most of it
is useful and fairly organized. We've extracted some of that which isn't
and put it on the shelves just inside the front door IN BOXES. The boxes
keep it looking fairly tidy, and the fact it's the first thing you see when
you walk in makes it look like a priority.
These boxes will be gone through, one every Wednesday, to decide what to do
with the stuff
a) keep, so long as there's room in storage upstairs, on the second racking
downstairs or under the stairs (or if it's tools or TRULY ACTIVE PROJECTS,
somewhere in the main space)
b) throw out, in the bin or recycling
c) strip, break down into component parts (which then get sorted as above)
d) sell/give away
When each box is gone through, it will be stored back upstairs or under the
stairs, and replaced with a new bit of crap in a box, until there's no crap
left (yeah right...)
Each box has a two week life-cycle, and after that it's all going in the
bin. This will be agreed on a wednesday.
Stuff to be sold will be assigned to a responsible person TBD with the
proceeds going to the hackspace.
This keeps the only storage areas under the stairs, or upstairs on the
shelves. If there is no room in the storage, there's no room for stuff to
be brought into the hackspace. We need to keep the main space in the
hackspace absolutely tidy for hacking. Active projects can be stored UNDER
BENCHES and IN BOXES, with names and dates on them, group projects get a
responsible person, etc.
This policy must be agreed on, put on the wiki and strictly enforced, so
i'm looking for comments on this!
ps. thanks a lot to the crew for helping out today!!