My life has been somewhat consumed these past few weeks with De-cluttering. De-cluttering, De-junking, not so much re-organizing as re-DUCING. For one of my church activities, I was asked to teach a small class on the subject, and was given a handful of books to draw from. After reading this book, I’ll never be the same again. Changed my life. Hopefully. I thought I knew how to dejunk–I always have a box of junk I’m filling up, and I drop stuff at DI every month at least. But there were principles in this book that were a complete revelation to me. You mean I can get rid of that?! It’s been completely liberating, and really, I haven’t felt this clean and happy since I was baptized! I went into maniac-dejunking mode for like two weeks (I threw out more than half my clothes and shoes, and have a mountain of stuff I’m getting rid of to prove it. I got a little burnt out though, so I now I decided I’m just going to go through one small area at a time. Nothing huge or overwhelming, just one little bite of the fatty elephant each day.
In my de-cluttering travels I’ve come across more than a few unfinished projects. I decided that rather than put them off some more, I’m going to finish the projects NOW, or throw them out. And I’ve also decided I’m not going to spend a dime on new fabric or materials for ANY project until I finish everything I’ve already got. Man, that seems hard for me even to write. But I’m gonna give it my besty. Really.
Here is my fabric stash after I tossed three bags-full, and folded them all uniformly(using this method). My OCD friends (no names Rachel), will probably be bothered that they aren’t organized by color, and actually it bugs me too, but I didn’t think of til later, and I was too exhausted to go back through them at that point. So, just look away and take a deep breath.
Bored of non-crafty posts? Me too! Stay tuned for some PROjects!