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Thread: Black Friday Stash Organization-How Not To Do It

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    I decided that my stash really needed to be put in some order. So I had this beautiful sturdy flat, very large, box that I neatly folded all my panels in and labeled the box. I am only 5' so using my trusty stepstool I placed the box atop a stack of containers that hold the supplies for all my other hobbies. Seemed to be sturdy, wrong! It fell to the left and was lodged in the corner atop my pile of batting. I can get that I thought and put it in a better place. Okay, long story short I caused the containers to fall three times. Broken clay pots, wood pieces rolling all around, assorted other craft items scattered everywhere. I picked all of these up three times! It only took just shy of two hours to put everything back, fold my material which was the main object, and I have a beautifully organized sewing/craft room. My back and butt muscles hurt like the dickens today from so much stooping, well at least I got some exercise. I did get to spend an hour actually working on my new project. This has been brought to you by the original "Stash Organizing For Dummies 101."

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    Sounds like me. I just keep stacking higher and higher to the point I can't even lift them off now. I need to buy another house just for quilting. I would be in heaven. :D

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    Note for next time...put the largest box on the bottom, not the top!

    Been there, done that...more than once I'm embarrassed to say.

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    I'm glad you are ok, and you reached your goal for today. I REALLY need to get mine organized. Perhaps when I finish my Dec projects I can start on that.

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    I really to organize mine again !!! I have so many different fabrics every where I'm not sure what I have anymore !! I hate when I buy the same fabric 2 or 3 time because I forgot I had it !! :thumbdown: Guess I really liked it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    I really to organize mine again !!! I have so many different fabrics every where I'm not sure what I have anymore !! I hate when I buy the same fabric 2 or 3 time because I forgot I had it !! :thumbdown: Guess I really liked it !!
    Oh do I know that feeling! I always figure I must really really like it because I bought it twice. That is in my chapter on "Fabric Buying for Dummies 101."

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    LOL I am glad to hear that you didn't get hurt in the mayhem :wink:
    I think we have all fallen prey to this... the toppling tower :roll: :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    LOL I am glad to hear that you didn't get hurt in the mayhem :wink:
    I think we have all fallen prey to this... the toppling tower :roll: :D:D:D
    No, luckily I put my arms over my head and leaned to the left as the tower came a tumbling; but it hurt to know how stupid I had been to put the large box on the top and then compound the problem by rearranging things improperly. I can laugh now, minus about ten clay pots, it really must have been funny to watch. Hmmmmm, wonder if any of my neighbors were out...

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    Shelfs..humm for Christmas with edges (hint) Glad to hear you only ended up stiff and sore not broken and bruised

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    Excellent idea! Shelves that hold quilting supplies should have a slight edge, note to self: invent shelving strickly for quilters, make a gazillion bucks, buy fabric and spend remaining days quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee
    Excellent idea! Shelves that hold quilting supplies should have a slight edge, note to self: invent shelving strickly for quilters, make a gazillion bucks, buy fabric and spend remaining days quilting.
    Oh I second this thought...but organization...I am afraid I just do not understand the concept. :-)

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    When a stack falls over for me = I start another stack!
    Maybe that's why my mom is frantic when she comes to visit.
    She's a "housekeeper" type, not a quilter. LOL

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