In starting a business (and also in life) there’s a certain amount of necessary and miscellaneous stuff that starts to accumulate – in piles in my case. Quilting goods pose a similar threat, but my recent issues have had more to do with managing the random boxes, packing supplies, and extra inventory that are starting to take over my life. My recent feature on where I sew planted an organizational seed. It shouldn’t be a secret that I did some much-needed de-cluttering, dusting, and reorganizing in preparation for inviting others to see my space. And since then, I’ve been motivated to take an hour or two here and there to tidy up some other areas.
Here’s a look at my inventory. I should have taken a before picture. It was bad. And scary. Ikea has become a good friend in my efforts. The polka-dot boxes may be a bit loud, but they are just the right size for housing my extra stock of patterns. They also add some flavor to the otherwise utilitarian shelf.
My extra supply of shipping boxes may not look as pretty, but at least they are organized in a way that doesn’t require shuffling through a pile of random shapes and sizes before finding (or not finding) the appropriate one for my needs. It was such a mess, so this is a big improvement.
And as I close in on one clean spot, another messy spot opens. I spent a fun weekend away and have a brand new pile of things just waiting to be unpacked. So it goes…