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    Senior Member Bneighbor's Avatar
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    Red face Thanks for the ideas...

    I see all the wonderful rooms, thank you. Now I feel insecure. That's ok, I aspire to get busy on my room. I have two projects to get done in the house, then MY room is next. I was very lucky, when we built this house we designed a large room for me. It is the size of a 2 and a half car garage. But things happened in our life and my sewing was put aside. The room got filled with other people's stuff. Well, a few months ago I said i am done with keeping other people's memories(aka=junk). I sifted out a pick up truck load of stuff, put it on the porch, and called the owners. Wednesday is trash day, come and get it or it is at the curb. Most seemed like trash anyway, to the curb!
    I can see 4 of the 8 corners of the room, and most of the floor! There is hope!
    I have purchased core board to start folding my fabrics. I have purchased bins, drawers and bookcases.
    I have enough fabric to last 2 lifetimes and inspiration to fulfill.
    I AM READY!
    (cross your fingers)

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    Congratulations on reclaiming your space!! Start on one section at a time and before you know it you will have a comfortable, inspiring spot to create in. Now go get busy!

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    I feel for everyone who is hurting right now, and there are a lot of people in trouble. I also have a room full of someone else's junk. And it's my paint room! It's where I paint oils and watercolors. I think I've forgotten it's been so long, I'm gonna be putting it out on the curb one of these days. Here is hoping everyone will find a job, and be able to relax in our old age. AND HAVE FUN AND QUILT!

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    It seems that for a while that everyone wanted to store their stuff. My husband let the grandkids and other family store stuff at our house, because he thought we had more room and it would not be in the way. Of course when it got so bad, I closed the door and let it go. I complained, without anyone hearing me. One day my husband said something about getting help to come in and clean, since it seemed I could not keep up. I blew up. I told him if I did not have to pick up after people who did not even live in our house, I would have no problem. Within a few minutes I pulled out several bags of junk that did not belong to either of us. It amazed him that that was even stored here. He now understands and is helping me. I threw out a dumpster full last week. What a great feeling I have. Family is not happy, but they can pick it out of the dumpster if they want it that bad. Can you imagine finding 3 old computers, and having the owner wonder why should not hold on to them, just in case he can fix them? Enjoyed tossing a monitor to see how far it would go. Storing other people's childrens outgrown clothes, in hopes another child can wear them...can you say DONATION? I hope to have this room ready to paint in about one month. I am ready to enjoy my home and my own creative space. Whooohooo!

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    Woo hoo -good for you!! I can't wait to see what you do with your reclaimed space. I used this board and others for inspiration when I re-did my room last summer. My hubby is gonna have a cow when I get home from work, cause I want to move some things around this weekend. LOL

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    Just got a call from hubby...he stopped at the hardware store and bought trash bags...he said be ready, this weekend he will help me. He also talked to a family member who was surprise to find out that WE are reclaiming OUR home. He said he was thinking about bringing over some more of his stuff to store so his family could have more room! I spent most of the day sorting out bags of clothes. I washed 4 loads, of only good clothes, so I can donate them to a local womans shelter. If it needed any repairs, I threw it out. Not on my list to do. I decided I am done doing laundry on someone else's old clothes, donation without cleaning....sorry. One of the projects I needed to work on at home was finished between cleaning my room and this a stuff. Now that is done, I have one more project in the house, and I may work on that tomorrow evening and after work in Saturday. I am on such a roll, I am afraid I may throw out something of mine! This is soooo good, I feel revitalized, free. Literally a load has been lifted from me. Camera out and ready.

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    way to go girl. good for you. it is your space enjoy it.

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    Good for you! It's surprising (sort of) how some people can take for granted a nice gesture and then keep on taking.
    I think they just don't THINK. "Could I be imposing?" "Would they have other uses for their space?" Oh, well. Sometimes we just need to use some "tough love."
    SittingPretty

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    Yoohoo for you and your DH! You will enjoy the reclaimed space and cleaning will be so easy. Sounds like you have a great hubby for picking up those trash bags.

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    Glad to hear you are taking a stand & reclaiming what should have been yours all along. Stand your ground & finally make it the space you have been dreaming about for all this time. Oh Yeah, buy a good padlock & use it. Ha Ha.
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    Good for you - I started moving into my quilting room the same day my eldest daughter moved out. Figured working in my own quilting room would help get over my depression of her moving to her own place. My husband refused to help me - thought I should wait for something. Why? We had someone in the the quest room - guess I was afraid he would put his drums in there and I would be out one sewing room.

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    I built this house 10 years ago. Since that time - nine people have moved in and out! Not all nine actually lived here. Some that I gave birth to and some were their friends.

    It is time for a cleanout.
    Quilter 68 who is now 69/and now 70

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    Congratulations, a quilter needs her space, I hope you continue to reclaim your sewing space, even if its only one box at a time. Winter will be upon us and you will ned to get those quilts made.

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    Where are the before & after pics? J J
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    I am a G.R.I.T.
    G = girl R =raised I = in T = the S = South

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    Been there done that & am in the works of undoing it too. Our DD#1 moved across country & only took what they could fit in two cars. I ended up clearing out her house & stacking all her stuff in our house, garage, camper & pump house. Then DD#2 moved back & ended up staying here for 6 weeks, witch would not have been so bad, but she brought 3 extra people (without letting us know) with her other than just her family of four. At that time we had our oldest G-Son living here too. So ended up with 10 people along with our DD#1's stuff crammed in. Oh yes, they also brought three dogs, three cats & two rabbits with them. They all thought they had free maid service, room & board. Not to mention my DH & G-son were the only ones working. After 6 weeks DH finally told them all to get out. He didn't care where they went, but just go. I am just now getting rid of DD#1's stuff. Some is being tossed & some I have given away to those that need it. Am slowly claiming our house back too. DH said no more move ins or dumping stuff on us period & that is final. Has ticked off a few, but oh well, that is life. We don't mind helping someone, but enough is enough.

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    What an awesome feeling - I loved it when we moved - I went thru everything stored and moved with 1/3 less 'junk'. Once I moved, unpacked - more went. ahhhhh what a wonderful feeling. Congratulations to you and your hubby - enjoy!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    soulds like it going to be a great sewing room
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I am afraid to take pictures...I may break the camera!
    My niece just called and wants to bring over her wedding gown and maybe 2 or 3 bridesmaids to have measurements done. Hubby ( I have to remember I love him) said " sure come on over, she will be home, no problem" I almost fell over. I spent the last 4 days emptying out our motor home getting it ready for cold storage. All the stuff from there is sitting on my kitchen floor waiting to be put away. I told him we had lots to do Saturday and Sunday, plus I work half a day Saturday. My sewing room is no way ready to even take measurements in. The wedding is next June...I am in no hurry to start that project until after christmas AND after the room is clean.

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    Rock on sweetie

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    I had a conversation with my niece last night and we (I) decided we should wait a few weeks before we get together and start her wedding. Told her what was going on and she was so surprised...she offered to come over and help. Told her I might take her up on folding fabrics.
    I have to go to the office this morning, but....I have started! Already pulled two bags of stuff out. These were not my bags, so I do not care what is in them. I plan on taking about another 15 minutes to do a few more boxes. I will "look " into each one, but I will not spend more than a few minutes on each. I actually found a timer, I am going to put it to use. I am so stoked!
    Thanks for all the encouragement. Sometimes a swift kick helps.

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    When I began tossing out our sons' junk, they got a bit upset because they wanted the stuff. Except they didn't want it at THEIR houses. I pointed out that I don't ask them to store my quilting stuff or my old clothing or anything for that matter. And while my house is larger and fewer people live here, it's because we worked hard for it. I gave them X number of days to pick it up, or a dumpster it would meet. One son (of 3) came to claim his, but when he realized how old and how much space and work would be involved, he changed his mind. I tossed his first! The other two just dropped the subject. lol

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    This is how it happened with us. So and so moves to another city and wanted us to store some stuff for them. Ok. Then another moves from a house to a condo, and again, can you store this for a few weeks. I actually moved someone else's stuff when we moved to this house...yes I took their junk with me! One person said not to git rid of anything because they would be over in a month or two to look it over and decide what they wanted to keep. Uh, sorry, ya got 2 days. You can sort it at the curb.
    I just got home from work. I am going to change my clothes, put dinner in the oven, and start. Our best friends are coming for dinner tonight, she said she would like to take all the books that were left here. She will read what she wants and donate the rest. Love her. She asked if I was taking pictures....maybe I will just to remind me of what I worked for.

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    Good for you. Years ago when my grandmother had to go in nursing home I had to distribute her stuff. People wanted me to store it, I was very firm you have 2 weekends to get what you want! I will get rid of what ever is left, no storage here. People were mad but came & got their stuff.

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    Good for you! Can't wait to see your new space!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    It seems that for a while that everyone wanted to store their stuff. My husband let the grandkids and other family store stuff at our house, because he thought we had more room and it would not be in the way. Of course when it got so bad, I closed the door and let it go. I complained, without anyone hearing me. One day my husband said something about getting help to come in and clean, since it seemed I could not keep up. I blew up. I told him if I did not have to pick up after people who did not even live in our house, I would have no problem. Within a few minutes I pulled out several bags of junk that did not belong to either of us. It amazed him that that was even stored here. He now understands and is helping me. I threw out a dumpster full last week. What a great feeling I have. Family is not happy, but they can pick it out of the dumpster if they want it that bad. Can you imagine finding 3 old computers, and having the owner wonder why should not hold on to them, just in case he can fix them? Enjoyed tossing a monitor to see how far it would go. Storing other people's childrens outgrown clothes, in hopes another child can wear them...can you say DONATION? I hope to have this room ready to paint in about one month. I am ready to enjoy my home and my own creative space. Whooohooo!
    LMAO!! I just about spit my drink all over my monitor!

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