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Thread: Cleaning and organizing sewing room

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    Member bvillequilter's Avatar
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    Louise, I know that the beginning of a project like this can be overwhelming. You were smart to start with the boxes. Boxes are big objects and once you remove all of them you will be able to see a big improvement. Next start with another task like putting away all your cutting tools or fabric, etc. Do only one task at a time. Put on some fun music or watch a movie while you do the work. You will be surprised how quickly it will turn into a fun project. I can't wait to see photos!
    "I'm singing in the rain!......"


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    Member jona's Avatar
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    Richmond Maine
    I have a small room and it is hard to be organized ,Ikeep all my fabric in plastic bags that I got from the dollar store.

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    Hmmmmm......I have two seam rippers and can't find either one of them....I have 5 different projects going on at the same time. Come to think of it, I can't find the top to the cutting table either.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    Junior Member Donna Mae's Avatar
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    100 miles South of Orlando, FL
    I must have a cluttered mind!!! I straighten up before starting a project and think of other projects I'd like to do and start pulling fabric and patterns out and there you have it a mess again!!

    simple quilter
    trying, trying, trying, to finish one thing before I start another!!!

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    if a "cluttered workspace" reflects a "cluttered mind", what does an "empty workspace" reflect?

    (sneaks back to her corner)
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    I use boxes and what I find is to use same size mostly so they will stack well. Also label them with wide painters green tape and felt pen, easy to see what's in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jona View Post
    I have a small room and it is hard to be organized ,Ikeep all my fabric in plastic bags that I got from the dollar store.
    what do you mean? ......show a pic, please

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    My sewing room is a spare bedroom with all of my sewing stuff and a longarm. We are getting new carpet for all of the bedrooms including this one.Everything has to come out. Didn't realize how much stuff we have. It will be about two weeks until it is installed. Hope to go though everything in this room and make desired changes while it is all out. Dred taking down my longarm, but it will all be worth it in the end!

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