De-Cluttering my Sewing Room

I’m having a bit of a spring clean and sort out in my sewing room, it’s well overdue! I had an operation on my nose (polyps!) last week so I’m off work for a couple of weeks. As you can imagine I’ve been spending a bit of time in my sewing room! Today on facebook someone commented on the Sewing Room Declutter Challenge 2023, apparently it’s now an annual thing organised by Karen of Just Get it Done Quilts

It sounded like just what I need, here’s my sewing room…

…and that’s after taking three bags of rubbish out and sweeping the floor! I often joke that there’s a black hole in my sewing room as I put something down and 5 minutes later it’s disappeared. Hopefully decluttering will solve my black hole problem!

Karen has broken it down into 30 minute tasks every day for three weeks, so it’s not so daunting. I’m a month late as it started on 1st January but it’s all on You-tube so that’s not a problem.

Day 1’s challenge was firstly to take out all the rubbish, I’d got an overflowing bin and two carriers full of rags for a charity shop before I even started looking!

The second task was to clear the sewing space, even if stuff was just dumped elsewhere for the time being. This bit was surprisingly cathartic, as I cleared everything off, cleaned the work surface and then just replaced my things for the project I’m doing at the moment. It meant I instantly had a nice clean work area to spur me on and meant I could enjoy the afternoon sewing.

As I’ve got a fair bit of time at the moment I’ve gone straight on to day 2 this evening. Take out anything that shouldn’t be there, I’ve found six glasses cases so far! I’ve sorted out paperwork that should have been binned ages ago, put stuff away in a more logical place etc.

I’m intrigued to know what decluttering tasks she has for us over the next three weeks, watch this space!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to De-Cluttering my Sewing Room

  1. anne54 says:

    Watch this space indeed… it becomes more and more decluttered! Prompts that break down an overwhelming task are a great idea.

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  2. Jane M says:

    What a great challenge and you’ve made an excellent start. 6 glasses cases!

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  3. Ruth E Price says:

    Margaret, this is the last thing I ever thought I would read from you. 😂😂. Welcome to the world of tidy, even if only lasts a short while. But, having witnessed the scale of your creativity now, I finally understand why the chaos. X

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  4. Janet says:

    I’m impressed!! 😅

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  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    WOW! Way to go, Margaret!!

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  6. Laura says:

    I have completed this challenge, Margaret, (Is decluttering ever finished?), although I haven’t posted about it. I already plan to do this again next year!

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  7. Sandra says:

    Great challenge, I will be watching with interest. I am off to empty my rubbish bins!

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  8. Sounds like a good idea for cleaning, but I don’t have 30 minutes to do this everyday. I sometimes cannot get to my sewing room for days on end. But the prompts might be nice to see, so I’ll watch your progress.

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  9. claire93 says:

    I might have to follow your example!

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    This will be fun to watch,and I may need to check out those prompts, I’m sure there are some hidden gems in there that would help get the really hidden stuff sorted! Well done so far!

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  11. So that is where all the magic you make happens! Looks like a great start with the decluttering, looking forward to the next installment 🙂

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  12. Declutter to only clutter again the circle of sewing


  13. Karen says:

    That sounds very cathartic! Wishing you a speedy recovery too.

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