As far as I know we don’t have earthquakes in Florida so… I can only assume all of this was caused by me. I want to spend the next couple weeks really going through my stuff and thought a post of the madness would be a good motivator.
My cutting table area is kind of one big mess. There is a pile of fabric that needs to be folded and put away, lots of fabric remnants from cutting up smaller stuff and some miscellaneous mail that I haven’t done anything with. I have one small corner free to trim and cut fabric since the only thing I’ve really been doing lately are small blocks for my modern quilt guild projects.
A better view of the Pile o’ fabric. You can see my Technicolor Galaxy peeking out. I accidentally scorched it with an iron and not sure if I wanna just continue with it as is or replace those pieces before I put the bias on.
I really want to get rid of some of the furniture in here. That printer cart has to go. The printer/scanner thing doesn’t even work anymore so it’s just collecting dust at this point. I thought about turning it into a mail center but again – I’d rather have the floor space free in my room. So this will probably be moved to the office or another room where I can use it better. Maybe I can use it as a new nightstand. It’s a nice little cart I found at a yardsale but I just don’t want to use it in my studio anymore. The quilt that’s tossed onto the quilt rack is my Robert Kaufman challenge quilt “Hopscotch Lane” from last year.
Serger and Pfaff are best buds 🙂
My ironing board has become another place to throw stuff. Mostly has been back and forth area for things I take to guild. Some quilty mail is also piled up on the end with fabric I haven’t put away.
My plan to fix this problem?
- Spend 15-20 minutes decluttering and cleaning an area. Set a timer. This way it’ll be more manageable and not feel overwhelming like I have to get it all done in one day.
- Anything that I don’t remember using in the last two years (minus fabric and books) should go into a destash or yardsale pile.
- Take an inventory of supplies like sewing machine needles, stabilizer, thread, rotary blades, seam rippers and the like so I know how much I have. Sales won’t be as tempting if I know I don’t need any for a while!
- Reorganize the closet to be more accessible and hold my UFOs easier (they are currently in ArtBin boxes).
- Rehome UFOs that I’m not in love with anymore.
- Hang up mini quilts for fun decor and get them out of boxes!
I want to be able to walk into my studio and feel welcome instead of dreading trying to find something. Here’s to cleaning up!