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Thread: Where oh where can it be??????

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    Where oh where can it be??????

    Hello ................

    Well I am wondering if any of you have the same problem I do when I clean my sewing room???

    Mission organization - well it seem that when I organize and everything is nice neat and tidy - I can never seem to find what I am looking for??????? Before the cleaning I could go to my sewing room and know exactly where to look for things and after the cleaning things are never to be found again. Spent 2 hours looking for a piece of fabric I had in hand the day before cleaning oh where oh where can it be. I know it here someplace??????????
    Please tell me I'm not the only person this happens to........ lol

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    Yes, I know exactly what you mean! When I am cleaning and organizing, it will always seem so logical when I put something somewhere but then I guess I am never that logical again! I had my space looking pretty good a couple of days ago and now it looks like a small tornado has gone through the area. Fabric pulled off shelves. Bits and pieces of cut fabric on the floor. Piles of fabric to be cut. Instructions all over the place. Plastic bins all over the floor with the lids off. Rotary cutters, scissors and rulers every where. What took me 30 minutes to destroy will take a a half of a day to put back together into at least a bit of order.
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    Yea, I resemble that cleaning remark. Like you, one day it seems this is the perfect place for that something and the next, well who knows. Organizing is like stringing beads with no knot on the end.........

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    You are not the only one.

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    Oh heck yeah I know that feeling all to well.
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    Not by a longshot!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I resemble that remark too!
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    Thank you thank you at least now I do feel I still have my sanity.

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    Welcome to the family! I have resorted to making a list as to where I put things when cleaning my area, LOL

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    It's a "safe place", like many of my items.......than I can't find!

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    It's not just my sewing room....I am that way ALLL over the house, husband isn't much better so seems as tho we spend half our time searching for something we know we have!! For instance. about a month ago I made little individual meatloaves in my muffin tins...I remember washing them.. then put them away....we haven't seen them since!!! LOL
    I'll find them in some ODD place one of these days...ahhhh ole age!!!

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    looks like you have a lot of company ....me included

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    You are probably a very visual person. You may not function well when things are put in concealed storage. Maybe implementing a storage system where everything has its place it is still visible would work for you. For example, a peg board for tools rather than in drawers... Fabric on open shelves and projects in clean containers...

    i would love to work as a full time personal organizer when I eventually retire from speech therapy. I love to organize things

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    Me too. That's my excuse for not having cleaned the sewing room lately. However, I am to the point where I can't stand it anymore, so will have to do something.

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    Around here the saying is ''Its on the islands ''-Out in the Bermuda Triangle there are several islands - Island of Stray Socks-Island of Lost Keys- "Glasses- "Gloves etc...etc...etc...And on occasion the island will send back some of the over flow to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    Welcome to the family! I have resorted to making a list as to where I put things when cleaning my area, LOL
    Then I put the list someplace safe and lose it, go figure 0;-(
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    oh you are certainly not alone on this one. but, I try to clean up after each project and that has gotten me in the habit of putting some things it the same place over and over. My sewing area is a total disaster right now and I do not plan on seeing it clean and organized for quite some time.
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    Oh, yeah! Exactly what I set out to do yesterday, get in there and go through everything and find out what is where. I now have a mess that is unbelievable and I have no idea what is anywhere. I did label a few containers and that is the only sensible move I made all day.
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    I'm still looking for my Thread Heaven from last November!!

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    I thought it was only me. I have that problem. But I found that if I look for something else, guess what, I find the first item I was looking for. I have started to put the item found in a safe, standard place, a basket on my sewing table, so when I get back to the project I need it for, I can find it. I thought age is causing this but maybe I am just too busy and not together.

    good luck and hope you find what you are looking for.

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    Sounds like to me is why are we all that crazy on being neat and tidy and sooo lost lol
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    Oh yes. And my darling daughter thought she would help me and she cleaned and reorganized my sewing things and now I have to call her and ask where such and such is. Love her - but I had things where I could just walk in and pick them off the shelf. There really was a method to my madness!!
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    I was just looking at my quilting room and want to add some more storage units...but maybe i should leave well enough alone because i know i will not be able to find anything as well!

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    I like that comparision

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