Decluttering Around Here: Project 3 Update
I’m here to report: my third decluttering project in our challenge was a huge success!
#1 - Papers are under control at our house. I’ll be back to report on #2 next week. For now, it’s time to celebrate. Did you get your three projects finished? It’s a busy time of year. Doesn’t it feel good to have some of that disorganization under a bit of control?
The third item on my list was a bit tricky. Fabric is pretty pricy in Germany (think 30 bucks/yard!), so I try to buy fabric at locally owned shops in the US or at traveling fabric markets in Berlin.
I only planned on taking maybe 8 yards of fabric to Germany. My mom had a different idea, I suppose. We attacked her sewing supplies earlier this summer (more on that later), and lets just say I walked away with far, far more than I ever expected. Suddenly I had a whole bin full. (The other bin has batting, scraps, unfinished projects, and some clothes that need repaired – and you know my plans for half-finished projects!)
Chemical smells and I aren’t the best of buds, so I always wash, iron, and fold fabric. I keep my fabric on a bookshelf in Germany, so having everything look nice (and dare I admit – color coordinated) makes all the difference… ahem – until you run out of room, as I successfully did with the bins.
I really like these large containers of German thread you can get (mine’s from JoAnn’s). You can see a few colors poke out a little higher than the rest. That’s because I’ve used those colors and keep the bobbins full of that color of thread right below the spool. There’s nothing worse than a tangle of bobbins when you sew.
My pincushion was something I made in my Junior Girl Scout troop when I was around 10 years old.
I threw out some scraps, pulled out a few things to donate, put unfinished projects first in my mind, and really got organized. Now I only wish it were Saturday because I’m ready to sew!
And how about you? Was your third decluttering project a success? Have you been onboard all this time with your projects? Huge cheers all around because guess what, ladies and gents – we may not have done everything we wanted, but we did something. And you have to start with something.