Pin It I have deemed the year 2012, the year of organization. One of my New Year's Resolutions was to become organized with everything that caused me stress on a day to day basis.
So far I have tackled all the photographs. I had them scattered everywhere .... in albums, in boxes, in baskets. So I spent the better part of January organizing all my photographs. Now they are safely in two photo boxes on a shelf, all together. Some day .... probably well into retirement .... I will begin to put all those photographs into scrapbooks but for now I am very pleased they are all together.
Next I began to tackle paperwork. That is an on-going process but I am pleased as punch to say that I have all paperwork organized and into binders up until the year 2009. The years 2010 and 2011 are all together, I just haven't punch holes in them and put them in their respective binders but that will be done before the end of March. Promise.
So this past weekend I decided to tackle my fabric stash. We have two storage buildings on the property which is a whole other story but I had fabric stored EVERYWHERE! I didn't even know what I had anymore. Instead of hunting through junk to try and find some fabric to start a project, I would just head out to the local fabric store and picked up something I liked. Well no more!
I went to all my storage spaces and dug through stuff, rearranged boxes, hunted in boxes, bags and trunks. I gathered ALL of it. Then I went through the process of tossing anything I didn't like, want or that had stains on it. That helped to get rid of ALOT of fabric I knew I would never use .... so liberating!
After all that, then I washed ...... 6 loads of washing and drying ....then the ironing. I ironed everything I wanted to keep, folding everything nicely and sorted it by color.
Everything is now put away and at a glance I know if I need replenish a color. This way I can watch for sales ... or the remnant bin. LOVE the remnant bin!
I did find something in all that mess that I just couldn't part with and didn't know what to do with it ... but that is for tomorrow's post.
Now off to do some sewing!
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!