Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Purging, Finishing, Tidying...

Happy New Year! It's not too late to say that, is it? I'm pretty sure six days old qualifies as new.

I've had a little break - from pattern writing, blogging, Instagram... all that computer stuff. It's been a time of getting rid of things I don't need, use or want, tidying and reorganising, and finishing tasks that have been left far too long. Oh, and for relaxing. :)

I tackled my overflowing scrap bin most recently, a regular 'waste paper basket' that I drop all my trimmings, off-cuts and thread ends into. I swear that bin is like the TARDIS - bigger on the inside. Once the contents were spread out on the floor for sorting it was hard to believe it all came from one little bin.

Anyway, I ended up having to re-think my scrap storage system. I had been using plastic sandwich bags - one for each colour - but now I'm using four 10 litre ice cream tubs instead. Much better! Easy to rummage through and plenty of room.


I'm not done with the purging or tidying. I have an overwhelming need to get all the extra stuff OUT of my space, and give myself more room to think. I'm gradually doing it everywhere in the house - except for hubby's study!

It feels wonderful! Perhaps you'd like to give it a go? As habits and happiness writer Gretchen Rubin says "Outer order contributes to inner calm". I'm really finding it to be true.

Bye for now x


2 comments:

  1. Looks nice and neat Hope. I have a cupboard I must clean soon. I stuffed a load of fabric, etc into it just before my holiday company arrived. I'm rather daunted by the task, but I'll have to deal with it soon. I need something that I just know is in the back of that cupboard. By the way, do you still like your rotary blade sharpener?

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    1. It is so much easier to get at the scraps now Colleen. I used to have to tip the contents of the sandwich bag onto my table and rummage there. No need for that now. :)

      I hope you summon up the will to deal with the cupboard soon. I think the hardest part is starting - and then perhaps, for me, it's deciding what to do with everything. :)

      I do still like my rotary blade sharpener. It doesn't get the blades 'new from the pack' sharp, but it does a great job. I managed to break the sharpening stone when I turned it, but am coping ok with using half the length. I've found that the blades can't be sharpened indefinitely, but it certainly keeps them going for a lot longer.

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