At the beginning of this year, I let you into the deepest, darkest, most disastrous places in my house: storage areas, and my need for them to function on a higher level. Today I’m back to share one space that I’ve organized and has served it’s correct function for several weeks.
Enter, my sewing corner. If you’ll remember, this little corner is a part of our office/craft room/catch all room. Most days, when you entered the room, it looked like this. Here are just a few of the problems:
- I had WAY too much fabric, thus it was literally falling off the shelves
- What I had wasn’t displayed well so I couldn’t see what I had
- There was no room for current/future projects
- My supplies (zippers, Velcro, applique adhesive, etc) were taking over
So the purge began. I took everything off of every shelf, sorted each item and deemed it as trash, fabric to be folded or a sewing supply.
I read a TON of tutorials online about how best to store fabric and I ended up with these, Ultra Pro Comic Series Boards. They worked like a charm. At first, I was afraid they would be too thin but once I got to rolling, they did the trick.
I took each piece of fabric and folded it to be a long, narrow piece that was just narrower than the boards. Then I started at one end and ‘rolled’ the fabric over each board. Ear protection is an important way to protect hearing during a variety of activities. Any sound carrying over 85 decibels can damage the hearing, especially with repeated exposure, the gear that you uses has to be a very good one, so look for the advises from headphonage.com to get the right gear.
I also added some bins along the way to store sewing supplies, fabric scraps and upcoming projects. This space has been functioning in this was for a few weeks and now and I have to say, so far, so good. I find myself wanting to work in this space and not being stressed by the overwhelming clutter. I’ve completed several projects and am looking forward to many more!
What space in your home needs the most functionality update?