Reduce to Fit the Space
This was the challenge I made to myself.
Fit all those sewing and craft supplies into that five drawer dresser!
I love to sew and make things. Over the years I use up supplies, and then acquire more.
Recently, I got this dresser and painted it white. My vision was to have all my sewing and craft supplies in one place, and easily available in the 5 drawers.
Items were already sorted, so how hard could it be?
Well, I could see right away that I had more supplies than drawer space.
...but this was my strategy. Pare down what I really want and will use, and donate, re-purpose, or trash the rest!
This is a great organizing strategy. When you have a category of items where you only use some of the items, most of the time, then question why you are keeping the rest.
For this project, I pared down notions (how many zippers do I really need?), got rid of crafts that I would no longer do (or not in the foreseeable future anyway), and donated patterns (even some that I had used and loved, but would never make again).
It took determination, and constantly looking at the 5 drawers as a reminder, but I accomplished my goal. Now, I love having my supplies handy, and I know what I have and where it is!
Are you struggling with too many items to fit your space? Challenge yourself to reduce the amount of items, so that they fit.
Need help or suggestions? Let’s chat!
Bev Chandler, Professional Organizer, 306-536-8844
C&C Organizing ... Re-claim space, time, and relationships. www.ccorganizing.ca
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