Getting Rid of Clutter Show ‘N Share
I shed 17 pounds (more like 23 pounds) Saturday. That is to say not literally off my own body but off my mind. Several years ago—more than I even remember, maybe 4 years ago I put my quilt patterns in folders vowing that I would come back to them and label them.
It really wasn’t practical to just have them in folders and not labeled. I knew that but I rationalized they were at least contained and that was true. Now could you have asked me for a pattern and I could find it? That would be a resounding NO. But today it is a different story.
I recycled the manila folders and paper patterns I did not want and I didn’t think anyone else would either. You can see what a big undertaking this project was.
- I took every hanging folder out of the drawer.
- I put them in likes (spring, Christmas etc) when there were likes.
- I used the Freedom Filer tabs—they are the best because they are sticky and will never slide out. (They are my favorite way to file everything in my regular filing drawers too).
- I took fairly frequent breaks.
At one point I realized I had to leave the room and do something else because all I wanted to do was throw everything away.
Yahoosie, I cleared so much clutter. Getting rid of the clutter was easy once I set my mind to it and used the above 4 tips.
Have you ever shed 23 pounds in one day? The patterns I didn’t recycle I am taking to quilt group and am giving them away.