Well, that went fast, didn’t it?
Were you able to find three troublesome things to deal with in your sewing space?
I have way more than three, but there were a few that were really bothering me.
ONE: My batting storage closet. I have EIGHT rolls of batting that belong to customers (who send me lots of quilts to quilt, so it’s easier to just keep their batting on hand in bulk), but it has filled up my closet until I don’t have room for any of my own batting! So I have a few rolls in places I really don’t want them to be, but as I get more caught up, I should eventually get them all corralled again. It’s so bad right now, I don’t even want to show a picture of it. Hopefully, in a couple months, I can get it more organized. I did clean out the closet, but that didn’t make it any bigger! It can only hold so much!
TWO: My office bookcase. I decided to tackle one shelf at a time, and I only have one shelf left to go. However, there is more stuff to put in the bookcase than will actually fit in the bookcase, so I’m weeding through it to see what can go, or be situated elsewhere.
Here’s its current state:
Here’s what’s left to either put in the bookcase or get rid of (not the cat — I can’t get rid of him!):
THREE: My scrap storage. Here’s how I’ve been keeping my pre-cut scraps stored (by size):
Here’s the problem: They’re all now so full (even tho I use out of them quite a bit), that on most of them, the lids will not close any more.
Since there are many nights that I have trouble sleeping, I lie awake trying to think of ways to do things better, more efficiently, etc. Sometimes I come up with a good idea, too!
My new idea for my scrap storage cost me a little bit of money, but I’m calling it a good investment. I purchased one more rolling cart (that matches the three I already have). The drawers in the cart hold more than the little bins I have them stored in now, and having the scraps stored in drawers instead of tubs will make them easier to both use from, and add to, which will save me time and frustration in the long run, and I’m all about that. I’ll show you more about it once I get everything moved over.
This will serve a couple other good purposes as well:
So that was my three things, and you can see I have a long way to go. I still haven’t completely gotten rid of the pile on the end of my ironing board, but it did get a bit smaller.
Sometimes I still feel like I’m just moving stuff from one pile into another, or getting rid of one pile only to make one somewhere else. Someday, I hope that can stop happening!
What were your three things, and did you make any progress?
I hope you did, because now it’s already time for the next challenge. This time, it’s an easy one, thankfully:
For me, the hardest part will be deciding WHICH drawer! Maybe it will spread to cleaning out more than one drawer — that would be great.
How about you? Do you have a drawer that needs to be cleaned out and reorganized?
Remember, if you don’t need to do the task I’ve assigned, or prefer to do something different, you can draw out your own card (if you have a deck of the cards), or you can look back through past lists of tasks HERE and choose something different.
Or if you want to do more, you can draw out a card or choose a task from past lists more often. (You can get a deck of the cards HERE, if you want them.) We don’t all have to be doing the same thing, since I’m sure we all have different issues to deal with in our studios.