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Thread: Drowning in "Stuff"

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    Super Member vickig626's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwillia View Post
    The REALLY important thing is to put your stuff back into the labeled drawers when finished for the day. Taking the 10-15 minutes to tidy up daily will pay off big time......just like walking into a clean kitchen every morning. It took me a long time to develop the habit of putting things back but I no longer spend time searching for scissors or buying duplicates because the original item was "lost" in piles of other stuff. Consider hanging up pegboard. It is amazing the amount of rulers, hoops, scissors, etc can be placed on a 4x4 foot sheet of pegboard. I use a dogfood clip to keep all sewing catalogs together and hang the clip to a specific hook on the pegboard. No more searching for the latest Jo-Ann flyer.
    I clean up after each project so the next one is fresh. But I'm not always working on a quilt (which could take weeks or months) so this is a great idea to tidy up at the end of the day. Great tip!

    How I organize? Not being able to afford nice wood cabinets, I bought plastic drawers (when on sale at Joanns) and organize scraps by color. Also keep UFOs in plastic bins and labelled. My fabric has been stored on shelves DH put up for me and store them in plastic bins sorted by color, an area for themes (ie Christmas, etc.). BUT, I'm now switching this over to boards but still keeping on the shelves. I've bought foam core boards from the dollar store but then decided to ask at the cutting table for empty fabric boards then just cut them down.

    Good luck and have fun in your new space !
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
    Vicki G

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    Richmond, VA
    I have purchased several plastic bin rolling carts over the years. I keep my stash by color and you can see thru the front of the drawer. You can also stack two by just not putting a top on one, nor the wheels on the other. Last time I wanted one I found it for $10 at Target. I can slide up to 4 large stacked drawers under the old door I use for a work surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    I love your set up!! This is very workable and the room I am getting has a full wall of cubbies!!
    Thank you so much hubby designed it and put it together for me. Your very sweet to say this I will tell hubby. LOL!
    It is very easy to find anything I look for now. The L shaped desk was bought at a garage sale from a business that was closing. It has tons of nice drawers on the outside edges.
    Oh, I had hubby put a floressent light under the new wall hung cabinets above the sewing desk. It is great! I can see what I am sewing so much easier now.

    The fabric drawers come in many colors at Lowes. You don't have to go with the green.
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 01-08-2013 at 10:32 AM.

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