Sunday, May 06, 2007

My Quest for Tidy

I am on a quest to tidy my space. I love the sense of calm a well-ordered area gives me and yet I’m not neat by nature. I’ve been on the prowl to find tips to help me in my quest and yesterday I found a wonderful link on folding fabric. It inspired me to spend a couple hours refolding my fabrics and untangling my interfacing.

Here is before:

Here is after:

And this project only cost me a trip to the fabric store to dig around their recycling bin for cardboard bolt cores.

Let me know if you have any tidy tips to share with me – I desperately need them!


Liz Smith said...

I have absolutely NO advice, but undying admiration that you straightened it all out! When can you come do mine? ;-P


maia (glassbeach) said...

Maybe I'll try and help you set up your new studio when it is ready! But really, I'll just want you to show me where BTK lived and go to Russo's.

Steph said...

Oh how I love before and after pics!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Ooh, Steph, I love before and after pics too (I adore make-overs!)

ps I checked your profile and all your favorite books are some of my faves, too!

Megan said...

It looks so nice! I keep telling myself that my cabinet will be clean when I use up all the fabric I have, lol.

You've been tagged! Visit my blog for directions!

Unknown said...

Wow, nice job on organizing your fabric. I think you've inspired me to do the same with mine. Well done!
I joined your etsy ring - first, I put in my shop url then realized I boo booed so redid it with my blog.
Have a good day :)

Cinderelish said...

Very pretty stacks of fabric. You are officially organized. Have you seen those vertical dividers that snap onto shelves to keep your stacks separate? I have been meaning to buy some for my laundry room. Seems like they would work well for you:)

Melo said...

Hi, I'm on the Willow Coop too, and came to see your fabrics. Grear job! I want mine to look like that now. Wait...I still need the cabinet or shelf to hold the fabrics...LOL!
Looks great!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thanks so much for your comments, everyone!

I'll try and post some (more) randomness, Megan (I love your bags, by the way)

Welcome, bcgurl!

Oooh, those dividers sound perfect, Cinderelish! I'll have to look into them.

HA about your shelves (or lack thereof) Cris. I think I might have been motivated to organize my selves to make room for all the co-op fabric I'm buying!

Yazmin said...

Oh, I know! If you organized by major color, then not only would you have a neatly kept space, but you would also have an area that is colorfully pleasing to the eye!

Ok, ok, I know it's not a tip, but that's what I would want to do. :)

My tip was Cinderelish's, so I have nothing to add except great job!