How did your clean-up go around your sewing machine? I know that some people have accepted the challenge and have sent before and after pictures. I know I won't have time to post them today, so they will have to wait until tomorrow, and hopefully, we'll have a few more pictures to share. I think it's a fun (and necessary) exercise to clean up and deal with things. The most essential factor there is DEAL with things. It has taken me years to be accountable for the messes I've created and to DEAL with the things that I no longer want. I think this is a skill we should be teaching children -- from the moment they become aware of wanting something.
So there's no new assignment today -- just keep cleaning up the space where your sewing machine sits and then sew something when you are done. Doesn't that feel amazing to have all that space and nothing goes flying off the table?
Ok -- so something very odd happened at our house. I went to bed at 11 PM, and I was so excited I didn't think I would be able to go to sleep. I did sleep, but I woke up several times -- still excited.
Upstairs, we have a guest room, where all the quilts reside, and there is Studio U, and they are connected by a shared bathroom. M (my daughter, for those that don't know) still has stuff in the closet in Studio U, which I have been trying to get her to clean up since she left home 7 years ago. She's made an attempt or two, but still loads of stuff in the closet. I have quilting stuff in one of the closets in the guest room, and well, it's time to switcharoo.
Let's see what happened.
She also has a bookcase in Studio U, so I grabbed some boxes from the garage (the last boxes from when the basement had to be redone, and I'm so glad I kept them), and I packed everything up and then dusted and washed the bookcase and moved it into the bathroom.
|Packing up the bookcase|
Emptying the closet
|The window seat|
|Studio U in an uproar|
|The closet in Studio U|
|The upstairs hall|
|Two closets in the guest room|
|All the bags and suitcases|
|The luggage is now coraled on one side|
|Camping gear on top|
|The center unit is empty|
|Hockey bag for sale - SOLD|
|Three shoulder straps|
|The second closet of batting bits|
|The batting bits in Studio U|
|The new home for the batting bits|
|The guest room|
|The hallway looking a bit better|
|The giveaway pile|
|The upstairs hall is now clear|