Whew, I feel like a gerbil on an exercise wheel these days. My work schedule is still a bit demanding this week, but I am going to make a major effort on my days off to be mellow and unstressed.
One thing I did do yesterday morning, first thing after a busy weekend, is to tidy up my space. After a week of being in and out of the house constantly, and no time to address anything all weekend, things were a cluttered mess. I started with the main rooms of the house, moved on to the bedrooms and then tackled my sewing room. There is still more to do, but I feel as if I have gotten a grip on some of the clutter.
My sewing room was sort of like the junk drawer in the kitchen--miscellaneous items were beginning to pile up in a most alarming fashion. My cutting table was the worst of the jumble. I have a tendency to toss fabric remnants at the back of the table, thinking I will sort them out and file them away in the appropriate color coded bin in the garage. Eventually.
That is the problem, my storage bins are out in the garage. Down a flight of stairs, out the front door, across the porch, across the drive way and into the garage where the bins are stashed on shelving units. It was so convenient when I had my sewing studio, with its tall cupboards that held all my bins in one place. Nothing ever piled up because it was so easy to put things away. No more.
To help with this issue in my current, much smaller sewing room, I have designated a cute wooden box for these fabric scraps that are too big to throw away. Instead of letting them pile up and clutter my cutting table, I will place them in this wooden box on one of the shelves in my sewing room. When the box is full, I will take the box out to the garage and sort out the fabric scraps into their appropriate tubs.
I will let you know how this works!