During the month of October in St. Louis, Missouri, the weather changes so much. It can go from 80 degrees during the day to 40 degrees overnight. With this happening in addition to having to quarantine, I have plenty of time to stay indoors and reorganize my art stuff as well as organizing my home.
I always use iLevel® on my Edge 3 Electric Wheelchair. It helps me do a lot of things around the home, especially when I’m organizing. Although I’m not able to perform certain tasks during this process, I can help direct which way things need to go. Here’s an example: we reorganize my closet once or twice a year because there is so much stuff in there, including shoes, clothes, memorabilia and random stuff. You never know what you might find in there! With iLevel, it’s easier for me to see where things need to go on the shelves. With iLevel, I can elevate my electric wheelchair 12 inches and I don’t have to worry about straining my neck to see. iLevel is a great tool when organizing my personal space. Everything has a place and nothing is lost.
If anybody has any awesome suggestions for shoe racks in a minimal space let me know. I have way too shoes and no racks to put them on! I know you can buy shoe racks online but I don’t want something already built. I want a DIY shoe rack or display for a spot on my place. So, if anybody has any awesome ideas for shoe racks or displays for shoes, just hit me up! A project like that would be a good challenge and why not? We all run out of things to do at some point.
I’ve also had time to reorganize some of the art downstairs in the studio. This happens every once and a while, as I start collecting more stuff and building more items so I have to reorganize and determine where each piece of art goes. It’s also getting close to that time of year where I will start mailing art to people who’ve purchased it or give it away. Once the art is all organized, I started sorting through all my paint and do a checklist for everything I need, such as different paints, paint brushes and more canvas.
There is one problem from spending all this time indoors. I’m buying way too much stuff online to kill time. The good side to this, however, is it also gives me time to reorganize my living room, as well as some other main areas in my place. It’s great to tidy things up and make things look fresh again. Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make a difference and give you a new perspective. That’s why you always have to be humble and appreciate everything you have. You never know what the next day brings. Always wake up with a smile on your face, although some days are better than others, we can always make it as good as possible.
About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.