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What are we organizing today 2021

Old 11-22-2021, 05:14 AM
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Now that Iím mostly walking without my cane, Iíve been able to do some organizing in my quilting studio. It was a mess, with Christmas stuff that had been stored under the guest bed stacked along one wall where the guest bed used to be. As you may recall, DH had some help from family and friends moving the guest bed downstairs since I couldnít get upstairs to our bedroom for the first couple of weeks after I got home from rehab. Anyway, rather than put the bed back in my studio, we had the 60 year old falling apart mattress and box spring hauled away and DH and DS put the bed frame in our garage for storage after I became able to get upstairs.

So that left a nice bit of floor space and a wall, but also all the stuff that had been stored under the bed. Iíve slowly been reclaiming moving things around as mobility and energy allow. Finally, Yesterday I moved my fabric storage drawers and the drawers where I keep scrap batting. They had been shoved under various tables in the office part of my space and were difficult to get to even before my riding mishap. Now they are located along the wall in my studio where the guest bed used to be and the Christmas stuff is now temporarily stored under the tables in my office space. Yay! It is so nice o have, my batting and my fabric in one easy to get to location. There was even room for my large roll of batting- major win!

took lots of Ibuprofin last night LOL!

Let me know how your organizing journey is going.

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Old 11-22-2021, 07:19 AM
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You are such a trooper, Rob! It feels like you have adopted the USPS motto - neither snow nor rain nor broken bones will keep you from your fabric! Thanks for the inspiration to organize! :-)
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:39 PM
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So glad to hear you are mending enough to work around the house, Rob. Creating more space as a result of your injury was likely not on your agenda for organizing but, hey…whatever works…lol..

I’ve been sewing for holidays gifts but that is done and I’m on to personal projects involving quilting and painting. I did, however, clean up and update my address book….I just stick stuff into it through the year and sort it out at Christmas for card writing…and I shredded another batch of old tax returns so that is caught up. My sewing room and walk-in closet is easy to keep organized but my scraps need cutting up. Other than that…all good here..

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:29 AM
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No quilting organizing, but a lot of home organizing. I will be having three family members in my home for the holiday. This is rare, They have not been to my home in about 4 years. Therefore, I am cleaning and if I am cleaning, I might just as well dump the junk. So room by room drawer by drawer and shelf by shelf I have been straightening up and tossing out "stuff". Purging extra pens and pencils, old business cards from before I retired and cleaning the corners that get passed over. Today I discovered I had two jugs of bleach and two of vinegar. What? Why? combined to save space and reorganized the utility room shelves of extra paper goods, cleaning supplies, and all of those little household fix it supplies. Looks better, feels better and now I can find a spare light bulb or extension cord or the bottle of Retane. Now I have three more rooms to go before guests arrive tomorrow. Side benefit is that the rooms will be clean and ready for Christmas decorating! Ta-Da a twofer!
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Old 11-24-2021, 04:51 AM
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Thanks y’all.

Teen- While I wouldn’t suggest anyone else do what I did in order to get the guest bed out of your quilting space, it did work . Way to go on being caught up on Christmas creating.

WMUteach- all organizing counts and you’ve got a bonus twofer going. Well done!

I made an executive decision and ordered a prelit, but undecorated, 4 foot tall pop up tree that will go in our dining room. If DH’s shoulders don’t allow us to pull down the attic stairs and I don’t have what it takes to then scramble up the rickety ladder and drag our very old 7.5 foot tree down, we will still have a tree to decorate. Bonus- because it’s a pop up, it doesn’t take up much space.

My next task is to work on getting rid of some more books so I can free up shelf space in my office area. Why is it so hard to get rid of books that I know I’ll never read again???

Happy Thanksgiving to folks who celebrate.

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Old 11-24-2021, 05:44 PM
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Rob: Iím glad you are healing. I bought a small tree last year. Itís just big enough to put a few ornaments on and have Christmas lights shining,

Teen: Great idea to add those new addresses just once a year.

WMUteach: Earlier this year, I went through my pens, pencils, markers, office supplies, etc. Many of them were leftovers from my teaching career which ended in 2009. Some were added over my subbing career in the following years. 🤷‍♀️

I started sorting batik fabric. Most are scraps found in the church quilterís donation box over the years. I also have been using/sorting fall and Christmas fabric.

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Old 11-25-2021, 03:55 AM
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Nothing! I have three extra people in my two bedroom condo. The only organization will be to keep ahead of dishes, food prep and the two teens that snack all day. Love them by the bushel full but will organize again after they go home in a few days. Tee-Hee-Hee!

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When I woke up this morning I had a plan- in the sewing room; I have another of Ben’s quilts loaded ready to quilt, I was going to work on it for a little time and also work on some Christmas gifts. After taking a shower and getting dressed I decided to toss a load of laundry into the machine- the whole day changed ( in the blink of an eye) . I opened the closet at the end of the hall where the laundry detergent is and suddenly decided…this crammed, disorganized, closet needs to be decluttered and cleaned out. .It is long over due.I started at the bottom, the floor and cleaned, decluttered and organized the whole space shelf by shelf. I packed up a good size box of things to donate (there were many kids items, tins of crayons, toys ( my youngest granddaughter is 21) time for most of that stuff to go somewhere for other kids to enjoy) I kept the important items. Shelves of old vases- how many vases does a person really need? Stuff, stuff, stuff. The whole closet 6 shelves floor to ceiling are decluttered, clean and organized.then I was on a roll- into the small bathroom to clean out under the sink and all the drawers- more items to donate, more old partially used stuff to toss. On to the big bathroom. Cleaned out & organized under my sink & all the cubbies totes. ( I left Jeff’s sink cupboard alone- it’s never cluttered like mine anyway. Maybe I will get better at tossing stuff— there were 6-7 old bottles of shampoo and/or conditioner with about an inch left in it….what the heck? Why did I stick it down there?
anyway, I spent 3 1/2 hours doing it all, have 2 good size boxes to drop off at the resale shop, I ran out of steam. Decided to eat something and relax for a little bit. I have an appointment in an hour and it’s next door to the women’s resource center thrift store so I can drop off and go to my appointment. Maybe tomorrow I will get into the sewing room.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:00 AM
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Wow ckcowl - you are a machine!!! I love this thread (always get excited when I see new posts here) but wasn't expecting the bar to have been set quite so high. I think I'm going to have to rework my organization goals... on the bright side, I managed to empty about 150 sq. ft. of space when sold my car this past weekend - it had been sitting in the garage since the beginning of the pandemic and so now I have room to reorganize in there. Maybe that would be a good place to start. Fingers crossed I'll have something more to report here soon. :-)
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ckowl: wow!

When we all shared a bathroom, the bottles accumulated. So I'd pull out all the stuff in a cupboard and tell everyone, whatever is left on the counter that night was going out. Put away what you want to keep.
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