Hoarders, aren't we all? lol...know what you mean, there is an explosion on top of my dining room table and in the spare bedroom closet...I really have to get in there and organize this year..but having too much fun chatting with my cutie friends and seeing what they are up to...ahhh well, soon!
I laughed at your comment. last time I got the box of scrap material out to make potholers, I had more in the box when I finished than when I started and I made a bunch of potholders. I was trying to eliminate that box. Betty
Oh Betty, thanks for the laugh, it seems most of us have similar sewing rooms
I did throw away some scraps, well i donated to us. org. in our area there are a lot quilters out there that might need some of this, i even gave some sissors away that hurt my hands.....I'm proud of my selt
Have been doing a little each day as this place has to be a little neater before I take off for Florida next week...today was another shredding day, yesterday got a lot of my threads put back on their spindles, but still can't see the top of my work table, oh well one day at a time....
What part of fl are you coming to? I live in the central part around Gainesville
Well it sounds like I am yet another who is having a clear up. Mine has been finding the carpet after the Christmas preparations. I bought 2 100litre boxes and one is already filled. My husband made a huge table in my sewing room and everything goes under the table. It is easy to forget what is hidden, so with my wheely boxes it should be easier to pull them in and out. Unfortunatly when I got the boxes home one of them was damaged. I will get another to replace it when I am next on my travels
I have been in the midst of doing the same thing. My sewing room is in a state of shock. My embroidery stuff is all nicely tucked away and in good order, but my fabrics and clothing samples and unfinished projects are getting a good look over. I find it hard to toss stuff so have spent the last few days washing, repairing and finishing off the good stuff to give to my "bag lady". Wools and beads and other bits are going in a box for the Salvation Army. I know after all this I will still be overflowing. I just call it "shopping in my own store" because I find stuff I never knew I had and this gets the creative juices flowing again. Yippie
I too am taking the challenge to organize. But I think a tornado hit this room. You never know just when those scraps will come in handy for a small project. Happy organizing. We will need to show pics. When we are all done. If it is even possible to be done. Work gets in the way of having fun.
I sort, decide what I will not use and then call the local church group or other orgainzations and donate. They are very quick to come and collect and happy when I call, I guess I have pretty good junk LOL, remember one womens junk is another womens treasure,
recycle, reuse and redistribute, that is my motto,
When it comes to sewing or embroidery supplies, there is no such thing has hoarding. Ha!
well said i totally agree but is it not funny when you want a particular item you just dont have the right one and have to buy more....lol...soozie
I have cleaned up my whole house and have take a whole lot of stuff and donated it to the S.P.C.A which I do every year, I wait for one year and if not used by then, then I give it away. I have not touched my sewing room, I cannot clean up anything because there is nothing that I want to give away from that room.
good girl :):)hugs
I am normally a minimalist. My kitchen is checked every year and what I have not used that year goes in the loft for a year, if I still have not used it after another year away it goes. But come to craft stuff!!!! I can nort even throw the tiniest scraps away, I buy all kind of materials,card,buttons etc. and my room is filled to the top! I have just reorganised and not thrown anything away, just added another cupboard!
don't ever throw away sewing,craft supplies. give them away. The person who receives them will be thrilled and you will feel good too.
This is what I should be doing....oh how I hoard, but only sewing things.
O No if you throw anything away, you will need it next week.Hugs Pam.
That sounds like something I would do.(-:
I do hope you keep the 'clean up the sewing room' bug over on your side of the world.
I wouldn't throw anything away either. Just tidy up!!!
Clean up, don't get rid of anything. Only get rid of it if it is a craft you no longer do or that kind of thing. My sewing room looks like a hurricane went through it and is going to take a fair bit to get it to the way it should be (everyone always puts things in there that they don't know where to put!). Let us know how you make out.
Do not throw anything away !!!! You WILL need it when it is gone. I am an experienced hoarder who has thrown things away and regretted it later, a lot !
My room has just 9qm and it is so packed full that I have no place to lay a fabric at and cut them. Have to go to the sleepingroom and do this on the bde :o)
Maybe I should also try to throw some things away *lol*
Can we see a pic? Just to motivate me to start ;o)
Hope you have the heart of a lion to be brave and thow out what you do not need...