How much time does one want to spend managing their stuff, or if I tell you how I really feel -- the crap accumulated over the years. For those of you that never let it collect -- I applaud you, but WHERE were you years ago when I needed someone to tell me NOT to buy so much. See how easy it is to pass the blame on to someone else! Sorry for that! NO -- I take full responsibility for the mess I created and take 100% responsibility for cleaning it up!
It doesn't matter what's happened in the past -- it's time to move forward. And while I had writing to do, I did some pitching and purging. You really need to be in the mood to do this, but once I got started, I couldn't stop. I kept niggling at it all day, and I feel super accomplished.
I hope the day comes when I can STOP managing my stuff and spend time doing what I want. Well, I can do that now, but then I feel a twinge of guilt that my stuff is still all over the place. However, I'm in such a better place than I was that I can't complain.
This is what happened. I was back up in Studio U, which had become a dumping ground that started 6 months ago when I had to switch a closet of M's stuff with my closet filled with batting bits. Don't go there -- I do use the bits!
I had put most of the batting into the closet. This closet isn't as efficient as the one it came from as it had shelves, and this one has fewer shelves. It doesn't matter -- it'll fit, and that's all that counts. I'd really like to get rid of all of M's stuff, but at least it's been consolidated into one room and in a very compact space.
I still have this to put into the closet. That shouldn't take too long, and I may just do that today, although I have lots of work to get done. And sometimes, I'm happy to get the stuff in one place behind a closed door, and then I can sort it later. That's OK. It's much easier (and more fun) to sort EVERYTHING once it's gathered in one place than to find it throughout the house.
|Batting bits to put away|
So this is what I started with. A table that was filled with stuff. Some of it was quilting stuff, and some was the stuff from the bathrooms that I had pulled out months ago.
|A table filled with crap to sort|
|Sewing stuff to sort|
|The last of the stuff that needs a home|
|A shelf for HSTs|
|Trimmed HSTs - at 1½" unfinished|
|More trimmed HSTs|
Here are bags of HSTs trimmed to various sizes.
|Bags of various sized HSTs|
|This looks ridiculous|
|A container of triangles|
|The shelf came apart|
|Now all the HSTs are neatly housed in one area|
|HSTs waiting to be sewn|
|My current pile of HSTs to be sewn|
|HSTs that need to be pressed and trimmed|
|An empty spot in Studio B|
|Sewing stuff to bring to Studio B|
|A cycling trainer that needs to go!|
|The SMALL craft section at Indigo|
|What's the temperature?|
On that note, DH is off for the weekend after me being away the last two weekends! Ships in the night! But it works. And I have a lot of work to do anyway! But not so much that I can't sit on my front step enjoying the view, which I did last evening as I watered the plants, had my snack, and read my book!
So if you've nothing to do today, think about one area you can sort, pitch, and purge. A bathroom is a good place. Pull everything from the drawers, the medical cabinets, and the cupboards from ALL the bathrooms. Start sorting and seeing what you actually have, what you need, what you don't need, and what needs to be tossed. Personally, I think there should be very little in the bathroom. How much stuff does one need in there? Wait, how much of what's there do you actually use?
Have a super day!!!!