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But I know I will feel very good when the sewing room is done. I think it will give me energy and confidence to go forward. A lot of my ego is tied up with what I produce, so getting that aspect of my life in order and under control is sure to have effects.
Do you think you will find yourself gazing into the room from the door to look at the changes when you are done? I find myself doing that when I make a noticeable change to a room.
I AM enjoying looking around the sewing room already. More so, I think, when it is complete. Interestingly, I found it enjoyable to clean up after the little project I did yesterday, now that everything has a spot that is easy to get into.
Last night I got all of Middlest's things that are still in the room from her last visit, sorted so that it will be easy for her to put away/toss/take with as required. Now that they are off the mattress(where I had tossed them as i was sorting through everything) I can lift up the storage and do the last things that are under there.
And then, my sewing room/items will be DONE! All tidied.
For this first round, at least. As I am tidying other areas, and come across sewing/craft items, I now have a place I can put them, so that for the second round, I will KNOW that I have gathered all my items.
I know this is not the Konmari method, but If I had to tear apart the garage, and my closet to get this started, I fear I just wouldn't have. Hope that doesn't indicate a lack of the resolve required.
I didn't get dvds or cds done today so those are on the list for tomorrow. Then kitchen areas. Storage dishes with no lids, lids with no dishes, "control binders" I don't use, PAPER, and that one little cupboard that always manages to collect everything.
I found a few things I think I'd rather try to sell than donate. A bridesmaid dress with matching shoes for instance. Idk. Wedding was 10 years ago so maybe the dress is too dated... would you try to sell it or just send it to the thrift store?
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
Personally I would send it to the thrift. If you are in the process of doing the tidy you should end up with a pretty significant stack. You can make a list of donations, go online to find their value, and claim them as charitable contributions. I doubt it is worth the time and energy to sell the items unless you already have an eBay account or similar.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."