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    OK - am I the only SLOB - 'was just wondering how many of you "tidy up" immediately after sewing, or do you close the door and walk away until the next time. Then cleaning happens when you can't stand it any longer........this scares me - am I a near-to-be HOARDER??

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    That's why I now have my own sewing room! I can just leave everything "as is" when I stop sewing for whatever reason!
    I can close the door and come back later to everything just as I left it! I must admit, I do have to sweep the floor to get those little strings and stray pieces that drive me crazy sticking to my feet. lol

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    your not alone. i clean up when i can't find what i am looking for...usually in the middle of the next project.

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    I was just about to type that I'm a neat and tidy...but I turned around to look at my room and, it's quite messy. So, I suppose that I'm both a slob and neat and tidy. I recently had my gallbladder removed, so putting things back where they belong (if it's low) isn't happening yet. Usually during a project my sewing room is orderly, but not OCD neat and tidy. If guests are coming and I know it, then it becomes neat and tidy, even in the middle of a project.

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    YES I belong in the slob catagory,right now my whole house belongs in that catagory,just can;t make myself get up and clean,would rather be sewing

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    Acrtually my sewing room is in the basement with "admittance by invite only" so no one see my mess. (especially my DH nor does he see stuff I have)

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    LOL I don't think being messy is the same as being a hoarder :D My area gets cleaned as needed, but not after each project :D:D:D

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    I am guilty of cleaning up after each sewing session

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    Well, honestly, my room becomes a mess during a project, but I do require myself to clean it up and put everything away before I start a new project.

    If I skip from one project directly into another, without cleaning, I can't find anything! My room is so small that if I don't clean up between them, you can't even walk safely in there :)

    So - I think I'm both also :)

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    I tidy up every time I am finished sewing for the night. This way the next day everything is fresh and in order. No hunting for something. I find I would waste more time hunting than just putting things away after I am done for the night.

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    Since I redid my sewing room earlier this summer I have turned into a neat freak. When I'm done for the day or with a project I clean and put everything in it's place. I even vaccum a couple times a week. I'm starting to scare myself.

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    my studio is always in some state of mess.

    the section devoted to dyeing, painting, printing has a floor that looks like a jackson pollock painting.

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    I'm a tidy when a project is finished person. For me it marks the end of one project and the anticipation of starting a new one!

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    My mom once told me that I was too creative to be neat! I sew in the dining room and usually cannot see the tables (or floor!). Dinner party on Tuesday, so I should be cleaning.
    Maybe it's something with our name?
    Another Nancy

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    a slob by any other name is PatriceJ.

    there are enough many things i must do in life.

    when it comes to things that are up to me, i do as i prefer.

    i don't clean up until i feel like it.

    i rarely feel like it. :lol:

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    Tidy up? Close the door? Not me - I tidy up after the project is done so I can start messing up again. Otherwise it's pretty much of a mess.

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    Clean up? I do if it's absolutely necessary.

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    I kind of clean up but over time it slips full and becomes a mess so I must a slob too.

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    Uh, count me in the slob club...but I am not a hoarder. I work full time, have very little time to quilt, and I don't want to spend that time cleaning. :wink:

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    working on scrappy projects so dining table is mess...big mess...terrible mess. I work full time so don't tidy up during process of latest project but DO clean up almost completely before starting new. Had to tidy up last night tho. In the mess lost scissors, seam ripper, pen 1*6 ruler,thread snippers 6*12 ruler 4*12 ruler 6.5*6*5...get the picture! So today finish tiding up and finsih mug rugs. That's what started the whole mess and I'm sticking to that story!

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    Right now it is a BIG Mess :thumbdown:

    Lately I have had one project after another, plus sewing classes and mini retreats with friends.

    Things are all over the place! :oops: One of these days I will clean it up. :roll: ;) :?

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    I understand you. My sewing room is the messiest place in the house. I usually have to clear my cutting table whenever I need to use it and sometimes my ironing board. I keep telling myself that I need a container for all my little gadgets that are running free on my sewing table and are always falling on the floor. Is there any hope for us?

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks for all who responded. We all envy you neat-niks who keep things tidy, but I sure wish I was in that category.......for the others.....'looks like I won't have to put a bag over my head after all and need to make one of those "enter by invitation only" signs on the door and LOCK it............no matter how we see it........"we are not alone"

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    Guilty. I will make 2-3 projects before I clean up. I usually do a good clean after I clear out the scrap box and there are snips all over the floor. I must confess, I do have a housekeeper that comes once a week and he does vacuum and dump the trash for me. Now, if he would only return fabrics to the shelves for me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    a slob by any other name is PatriceJ.

    there are enough many things i must do in life.

    when it comes to things that are up to me, i do as i prefer.

    i don't clean up until i feel like it.

    i rarely feel like it. :lol:
    I Agree. I use to keep everything spotless whole house. But now I stop to smell the Roses. I have retired with a attitude. I Don't Have a time clock any more why hurry & worry. Just take time to watch the sunrise or set & most of all Stop & Smell the Roses of Time with your Love One.

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