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    Old 06-27-2019, 03:12 PM
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    That sounds like a lot of fun, OKsewglad!

    I’ve been steadily chipping away at some of the things our organizer/decluttered suggested in our plan. We had to postpone the 2 six hour sessions until July/August. We rescheduled and now are set to tackle one studio space on July 31 and the other one on Aug. 12. Meanwhile I’ve been working on the rest of the house and doing some of the easy studio things. I can already see a big difference!

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    Old 06-29-2019, 02:06 PM
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    I went to Ikea for the first time and fell in love with the glass display cabinets. I’ve picked out a double unit for fabric that will go with the cutting cart and sewing desk we’re making.

    I’m getting rid of my bookcases and most of the titles save food and lifestyle subjects. I subscribe to Scribd and the majority are there. I didn’t buy anything yesterday or feel tempted.

    I caught a one day sale on Pyrex mixing and storage bowls with pastel tops. I’m tossing out the plastic ones I had. Snapware is nice but it’s too much. I’m finding more opportunities for a simple or streamlined approach.

    Now that I’ve devised a capsule plan and aware of my seasonal color profile and Kibbe body type I’m ready to purge my closet. Although I’m not done yet, I can see where my decluttering and decorating efforts are heading. I’ll have my ideal space soon.

    I don’t know how Marie Kondo’s slogan found its way into my vernacular. But a lot of this stuff doesn’t spark joy. I view it as an impediment to the flow and look I’m seeking. Maybe that’s a good thing.
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    Old 07-06-2019, 04:45 PM
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    I worked in my kitchen today and enjoy seeing the results. I need to work on the studio. Nice to see others in process too.
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    Old 07-06-2019, 06:44 PM
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    I have always gone through closets routinely so clothing has never been an issue...it's the fabric that has bogged me down. Right now son and family are here and I decided that instead of tossing everything into a box and putting in a pile in my sewing space, I was going to have the boxes sorted. As I was still sorting when they arrived, DIL wasn't in the house 30 minutes and saw kitchen counter with dirty dishes so she emptied and refilled the dishwasher! What a keeper she is. When they come, we tag team each other very well.

    Hope to have a few minutes to work on my kit making yet tonight.
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    Old 07-07-2019, 04:54 PM
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    I am finishing a reorganization of my sewing space. I was frustrated with no sitting area in one part of it, so I took the opportunity to do some rearranging while my banquet tables that I use for ironing, pressing, etc were loaned out for a graduation party. The furniture has all been rearranged but not all of the boxes of fabric scraps put back on the shelves. Like Oksewglad, my fabric is bogging me down. Thankfully, the two organizations that I sew for have not been giving me many scraps lately. I have more than enough to go through. My oldest son saw my sewing area and said, "Wow Mom! You really did rearrange things." LOL!

    Hopefully, I will finish cleaning up by tomorrow afternoon as I have baby shower gifts to make for a Sunday baby shower and life has a way of getting in the way.
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    Old 07-07-2019, 05:55 PM
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    Oh Connie...I so relate. I plan on moving the bed out of the LA room and moving my sewing into that bedroom. This will all happen after mid July. #2 GD will be here next week and that's when we will be sewing. Last night I have another kit organized..want to spend some time kitting again tonight.
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    Old 07-07-2019, 07:23 PM
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    I have read this thread from the beginning and found it very inspiring. We are still renovating and last year took everything out of storage (after 3 years) and moved it into the little place we bought. We are living in the RV still but just bought a bed base on Friday that has 6 count 'em six drawers underneath. It is supposed to be delivered in 9 more days and then we will move in. So, I think I have found all the fabric I have but not really sure until we get all the boxes organized. We gutted this place so there has been not a single cupboard to put anything into. Reading here about not keeping fabric you don't love or think you will use, I have sorted out about 1 apple box worth and 1 grocery bag full. I think I only have about 8 boxes which I know is small potatoes to what a lot of other quilters have but I only started quilting as we were retiring and had already bought the RV and were intending to travel full time. Years ago I found a young neighbour was learning to sew and now her brother does also so we will be giving it to them on Tuesday. They make bags and dog beds and all kinds of things so I know it will all be put to good use. They even asked for my trimmings so they could use them for stuffing. I am glad to get rid of some of my ugly colours or patterns that I don't like and with your help I now know I can do that. I don't have to keep it just because it is in my possession.
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    Old 07-08-2019, 12:28 PM
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    Aaaahhhh!!! Big sigh of relief. Feeling accomplished in this decluttering department today!! I set out to get rid of 27 things. Have been working exclusively in my sewing room , from about 11 am till just now (4:20). Must be a miracle. I have never stuck to decluttering this long at one "go".

    I kept track as I was going and I ended up with 32--and I'm calling it a day! My room looks and feels so much cleaner, more breathable.

    I parted with: 1 sewing machine, 8 mailings (of crumbs, selvages, photo, greeting card to a friend), 1 water bottle, 1 pk stickers, 1 notebook, 5 gift bags, 1 MSQC bracelet charm, 1 mug rug UFO that I have no intention of finishing,
    1 half-used sketch pad in bad shape, 1 window shade, 1 tote bag, 1 sewing box (hard to part with sentimentally but I'll get over it), 6 notions, 2 knick-knacks, and 1 CD.

    Gosh, I feel good! And tired. But mostly good. Hallelujah!
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    Way to go Zo! I made 16 dozen cookies last week and family has managed to "declutter" all but 3 dozen!
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    Old 07-09-2019, 02:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Way to go Zo! I made 16 dozen cookies last week and family has managed to "declutter" all but 3 dozen!

    LOL!!!

    Spent the last couple of months decluttering the downstairs so we would have room for a reunion of sorts on July 7. I didn't realize how much studio stuff had migrated downstairs until I started the declutter process. Now all the downstairs rooms look great and we had plenty of seating for everyone who attended our July 7 soiree, but all the studio stuff got dumped willy nilly in my studio spaces, so I'm once again having to move things from one horizontal surface to another in order to have work surfaces available. July 31 can't come soon enough- that's our first 6 hour declutter session with the decluttering team- we just have to decide whether we want to start first in my office/sewing studio/guest room, or DH's....

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