Cleaning is good. Cleaning is excellent. So is clearing. Add sorting and organising to the equation as well. Very productive. Despite the chaos I live amongst, I love clean lines. Simple clean lines. I long for a house with those same lines. I long for long open rooms with white walls, clean furniture, and key elements displayed. Until my children grow up and we hire a skip to take away years of accumulated 'stuff', I live through clean lines of photographs, and simple vignettes.
This weekend I cleared out the children's room - cleared away toys not being used, or broken, or without a real play need (you know the ones) and suddenly the room is bigger, crisper. So I filled it back up with furniture which was supposed to be in there, but had been living in the living room until I cleared. There's always a knock on effect with clearing isn't there. The result of that is that I ended up having one complete chest of drawers (clean, simple, white drawers) standing there empty.
Over the last few weeks I have been clearing, and sorting, and cleaning my sewing room. It's a mammoth task in a tiny room. It's the dumping ground for the entire house, and so when it gets revolting in there, it really gets revolting. I have thrown, sorted, charitied and given away huge amounts of stuff. I now have room to lay out projects once again, gather piles again, and start some long put off projects. Despite the massive clear, I still have huge amounts of stuff.
Except now it's in a big white clean simple chest of drawers.
I'm really interested to know :: how do you sort your fabric and wool? As it comes out of the package/bag? By colour? By type? By brand?
In a final effort to clear, I have reduced the remaining items in my shop in a bid to empty it out and start again with new stock and new ideas.