It feels a little ironic that I am writing a post about being organised. I told a couple of people who know me well that I intended to do a series of blog posts about how I keep organised and they literally laughed in my face. (Yes, I’m talking about you parents and husband). If you were to describe me, organised wouldn’t be in the top ten ten words on the list, maybe not even the top twenty. I am constantly searching for my reading glasses, my car keys, my phone. I can’t leave the house without having to return for something I left behind, often three, four or five times!
With precious little ‘me time’ at my disposal, I wanted to be a bit more organised. So there is less time looking for things and more time making and doing things. I spend a lot of time reading home decorating magazines and poring over pinterest and I have gathered a few ideas that have revolutionised my life. There is nothing particularly original or unique about these tips but I thought I would share them in case like me, you need start somewhere to calm the domestic chaos.
Over the last few days I have tidied up my sewing space. I always had my fabric stored in a huge basket, it was all folded fairly neat but it was still a pain to find anything and I had no idea what was in there. I saw this and it is nothing short of brilliant. Use rectangle pieces of stiff cardboard to wrap fabric around and store it on the shelf. It’s so clear to see what fabric I have and to take it out and pack away is easy. I chopped up an old packing box for the cardboard so it cost me nothing.
For the smaller pieces I wrapped them around little lengths of cardboard and tucked them into a basket.
And for the tiny scrappy bits, they’re in this big glass jar on my desk.
I have my vintage wooden spools stored in this beautiful old typesetters tray.
I’m lucky enough to have a table where I can have my sewing machine out all the time.
I think my next post will be how I keep all my stationery and crafty bits in order, stay tuned…if you liked this post, you may also like:/span>