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Thread: Retirement Investment

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    Retirement Investment

    For years, I said that I was buying fabric as an investment for my retirement. Retirement has arrived!! I spent hours over two weeks getting all fabric folded - or refolded - to fit the new wire cube storage. If it didn't fit and I didn't love it, I donated it to a quilts for the needy group.

    Wire storage was inexpensive and fit the inside of the closet completely from side to side. Although our house is a 3-bedroom and both children are grown and gone, DH does not want to make either of the empty rooms a sewing room. But I did take over the closet! The storage cubes I had before (from Target, they come flat and you put them together) didn't fit well - lots of wasted space at the end, but not enough to add another set. Plus they were only 3 tall, which meant I kept stacking stuff. You can imagine what that looked like!

    Eventually I found these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to fit the closet perfectly. The 20-cube set would have been less expensive, but I wasn't sure I would like them, so ordered the set of 8 (and then a second set of 8). They are 13" wide, so I wrapped fabrics around my 6.5" wide Creative Grids ruler and folded to length.
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    Oh how nice it all looks!!! Hope you have lots of fun now that you have more time!!!!!!
    Our taste changes and I will occasionally destash fabric I know I'll never use to donate. Win win!

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    Nice job of organization.
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    What will you be doing with empty rooms"

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    Wow! Looks like a store!

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    ​Looks great!

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    nice stash! congrats on your retirement
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    what a beautiful stash of fabrics.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I'm tickled pink that you posted this. I just got the same system for a closet. But I wondered how to fold fabrics to make them fit. Your idea is ingenious! Thank you!

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    Those are the neatest stacks of fabric I have ever seen. Enjoy your retirement!

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    Beautiful stash! Have fun using it now that you've got time!
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    Your fabric looks fantastic! When we moved into our home ten years ago, I took the smallest bedroom as my sewing room, and now I have a long arm in the family room on our walkout level too. DH knows very well the extent of my passion!�� Enjoy your retirement.

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    I wish my fabric was that organized-nice! NOw that you have the time+lots of fabric there will be no stopping you. Congratulations :-)

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    You did the right thing by buying fabric BEFORE retirement. I made the big mistake of not doing that & now I'm kicking myself each time I get ready to make something. It looks like you have a great variety for whatever you decide to make at any time. I love your storage systems....so neat & so much! Congrats. on retirement...have fun!

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    Nice that it's so visable

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    What else can I say? Perfect!!!

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    Congratulations on your retirement! Those look like they are working great. Wonderful organiizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daisydawg View Post
    What will you be doing with empty rooms"
    My thoughts too. After many years of working in which I'm assuming you contributed to the household I would think you would have a say in how to use "your" (not just "his") space.
    Your organization looks fantastic. If only I could get so neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daisydawg View Post
    What will you be doing with empty rooms"
    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
    My thoughts too. After many years of working in which I'm assuming you contributed to the household I would think you would have a say in how to use "your" (not just "his") space.
    Your organization looks fantastic. If only I could get so neat.
    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    I also bought lots of fabric before I retired (and after!). Just wished mine looked as pretty and organized as yours!
    A job well done.

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    I love your beautiful, organized retirement investment. I hope you have years of enjoyment following your dream.
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    Your closet looks amazing! You will get many hours of pleasure out of making quilts. Enjoy your retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
    My thoughts too. After many years of working in which I'm assuming you contributed to the household I would think you would have a say in how to use "your" (not just "his") space.
    Your organization looks fantastic. If only I could get so neat.
    Absolutely. It always astonishes me, that women have to seek permission to use a room of the home that they have made a huge contribution to, as a space for a sewing/craft or whatever they feel like doing, on retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley26 View Post
    Absolutely. It always astonishes me, that women have to seek permission to use a room of the home that they have made a huge contribution to, as a space for a sewing/craft or whatever they feel like doing, on retirement.
    My comment makes 3 of this type..what do you mean the husband doesn't want one of two spare rooms made into your sewing room? Have you put any money/time/resources into the house? Don't you think you deserve to have a sewing room, not a closet? And who died and made him the boss of you? Ha!

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    Congrat's on your retirement ... on your organization - looks great! Have fun quilting!

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