The picture above is the junk pile I have accumulated after two days of sorting. This doesn't even count the trash, or the crate full of stuff to go to other areas of the house.
I have not done this thorough a clean out in years. I am blessed with a
It has gotten to the point of being actually stressful. I am happier working upstairs not just because the spare room has sunny windows (which the basement does not) but because the upstairs is far less cluttered. All this stuff is making me crazy. I need things to be organized. I need some empty space. And clean would be nice, too.
These last two days I have made a good start. I didn't take any before pictures (way too embarrassed), but here are some of the afters. Well, after two days of hard work. There is lots more work to come.
The sewing machine on the end of the second shelf from the top is an adorable hand crank, I'll have to take pictures of it when I get the mess cleaned up. Her name is Rosie.
The white metal cart holds feed sack squares and strips as well as extra Accuquilt pieces. To the right you can see the "on deck" shelf, where current projects wait for my attention. Stored below that is my cotton yarn and a box of wool rug yarn. The yellow bin is stuffed with two large failed knitting projects, to be raveled out for their yarn.
I'm not going to show you the rest until I get it in better shape. That could take a while! It feels good to get started, though, even though I was ready to fall asleep right after supper.
It's a good thing I'm doing this now. Tomorrow starts Quilt Show Season!