Organizing and Cleaning my Studio

Once again the mess in my sewing studio has gotten out of control. I cleaned it up completely last October before having a Bee group from my guild meet at my house and since then it’s been piling back up. Now it’s to the point I can’t even stand to be in the room.

I hate spending quilting time cleaning especially when I’ve been out of town. When I come home I want to get right back to work and not *waste* time straightening and cleaning.

Disscusion on the Stashbuster list about how others approach their quilting spaces and some direct feedback to me from a posting I made has been really helpful.

I’ve decided that prior to doing any quilting I’ll clean up one area in the room. Yesterday I cleared out the floor by my desk. I couldn’t even move my chair back without bumping into stacks of books or one of two filing boxes I had sitting in this area. Now I can move my chair or walk through this area without bumping into things.

I won’t get any sewing done today because we’re heading off to the mountains in a hour but I did clean off my cutting table. I’m going to keep at it and by the time I have my Bee group here again in May I won’t have to worry about the mess.

8 Responses to “Organizing and Cleaning my Studio”

  • Pam:

    Mary…first off…I am so glad you made it home safe after your flat tire. Scary! And thank you strange man for helping Mary out!

    I too need to get busy and get some tidying done in MCM. I don’t always put things away between projects so it piles up and then I have to do a clean up time. Right now I am in need of cleaning up, which I will be doing tonight.

  • Vicky:

    Your space is so neat! Good job! I clean between projects, but this one has been dragging out, so the mess has piled up! But you inspire me! LOL

  • Finn:

    I’m chuckling as I catch up on blog reading…*VBS* Of all the things I could have posted about after being gone a few days, I chose the stash section that was hit by Hurricane Sam as it blew through WI…must be the moon phase that gets us noticing such as that? Hugs for a job well done, Finn

  • Evelyn aka Starfishy:

    Blogger woudn’t let me post about your tire – so I will say here that I too am happy that you had some help and got safely home.

    And, you haven’t cleaned your sewing room since October!!! Ha, ha, ha, I am laughing sooo hard – of course it was piling up on you. So, good for you for taking a little time to organize, even if it did take a bite out of your sewing time – the next time you do sew in your room you will be much more productive and organized!


    aka Starfishy

  • cher:

    good going Mary! way to approach an overwhelming task. I am in the ignore the mess mode still. I have cleaned up a few small areas-so it’s not as bad as it used to be. After my current project cleaning is top of the list!

  • Linda_J:

    every journey starts with one small step or something like that–neat wallhanging. Hope you had a good time this weekend.

  • Jeanne:

    I like the one-small-step-at-a-time approach to tidying!
    Jeanne 🙂

  • JudyL:

    Mary: I do the same thing . . let things get to be such a mess that I don’t even want to face the sewing room. Good for you for getting at least the cutting table clean.

    Judy L.

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