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Thread: Any words of wisdom for the helplessly disorganized?

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    an aorganized sewing room.. only in my dreams my sister has helped 2 -3 times in the past 2 yrs but it doesnt take me long ...some days just to be able to see the floor would be a blessing ..wishing you good luck..

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    I do not know but when you find out how let me know!

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    Maaahdens

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    I'll bet you shop at Maaaahhdens. So much temptation!!!!!!!
    Sure Love that place. Take a pile in another room and sit and fold fold fold, then go get another pile and do the same. I did that last winter. My sewing room is in the basement and it gave a different scenery for me. And I watched tv with my husband while I folded. Lots of luck Pal. I m not that far away here in Augusta. I thought sometime we could meet at Mardens but I guess that wouldn't be a good idea now. LOL Take care and keep plugging away. Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    I am not an organized person and have to really work hard at it. I follow Flylady and one of her motto's is "You can do anything for 15 minutes." So I set a timer for 15 mins and work. Then I can take a little break or set the timer for 15 mins longer and maybe move on to another task that I don't like and take the break after that. You can get more done in 15 mins than you realize. One of the keys is to FINISH after the 15 mins, if you have something to finish putting away or throw away etc make sure you do it before moving on. That doesn't mean the entire project - just what I worked on organizing during that 15 mins. It's still a struggle but it's helped me a lot! Good luck, you can do it!!
    I also use Fly Lady. I am so happy I found her.
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    Funny how we're all so different. Figure out a set amount of time and put in that much time each day - first thing, to get it out of the way. Playing music definitely helps. I don't mind organizing but I HATE cutting fabrics, and that's what I'm doing right now. Eventually I'll get it all done, but at least I'm only doing it a bit at a time, and then take a break with something FUN.

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    One way I do a large project is to go in to the room/space face the corner of the room start there And work with my back to the Door Never look behind Me, So I can't See the Mess As I Go working my way Out of the Room Seeing the 'Clean' as It Appears in front of Me! Stop if I get Worn/tired/go back the next day! Don't Know If this makes Any sence But it works for ME. LOL.
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    I think now is a really great time to get rid of the things you don't remember or are outdated. Put a box at the door and just start tossing. I was really surprised at how much new storage I was able to get by doing this. I also try to cut my scrap pieces into managable measurements, ( 5" square, 3.5" square, 2" square and 2.5" strips, I throw them into boxes labeled by sizes. Our local Bernina store offers classes monthly called scrap therapy. We use up all those tiny pieces and make them into beautiful items. And of course a good friend and a bottle of wine will make the job a little bit more fun!
    Gale M Kohler

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    but when it is folded SO much More will fit in the space ask me how I know!!!

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    Stopped by as I need to do this too. I've read the 15 minute timer before and use it. My youngest son will be moving back home for awhile and so I'm trying to get my sewing in one room instead of spreading out in both extra bedrooms. This posting is a good pep talk to take it on with some energy. Organization is not my strong suit, but have always had what I would call a creative method of organizing. On to adding some efficiency to it.

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    When I was a kid, I hated hearing my Mother say: "Go clean up that room, and don't come out until it's clean!!" So...I made up a game to get me through the awfulness of it. I would stand in the doorway and say to myself, "What's the most important thing I could do to make this room look better?" Then I would go do it. Back to the door, and the same question! Before long, the room would look 50% better, then 75% better and finally...finally....it would be clean! I still hate housework, so I still play my little game. Works for me! Then I can quilt!!!

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