From: Northern Nevada
I'm with you, Norma. I've been purging in the sewing/craft room. Sometimes it seems to create a bigger mess before I'm through. I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff I knew I'd realistically never use, enough to eliminate a storage drawer cart (will repurpose in another room). I purged books only a few months ago, so they are to a minimum already. I've purged the storage closet in the hallway that I claimed when we moved in and next need to purge the closet in the actual sewing room. I've been "shopping my stash" and don't really have anything there that needs to go (besides, it makes good packing material!!). I'm saving the patterns for the last. I purged them last year, but they could use some more paring as I'm coming to accept the fact that I may never have grandchildren to sew for so don't need so many. (I recently donated some projects to a clothing exchange at church, and the recipient gave them to her daughter for her little granddaughter, and the mother is loving them). Besides, the basics really are sufficient if looking at it from a minimalist perspective. All of this was precipitated by the facts that a) I need to make room to spray-baste a couple of king size quilts (somehow) and b) we may be making a cross-country move--Nevada to the East Coast--within two years, so I want to minimize now rather than wait until the last minute (my husband is gradually coming to that conclusion as well, thankfully. We'll see how quickly he actually decides to make some meaningful progress toward that goal). Happy decluttering to you!!
Mother to James (38), Sarah (35), Aaron (34), Adam (31) and David (28)