Reorganizing the Stash
I like to organize my stuff, because I’d probably be a hoarder if I didn’t and I think it’s fun.
Earlier this year I cataloged all the books I own (well, I’m actually not done yet, but text books didn’t sound like much fun so I haven’t done those yet), and now I’ve just finished refolding and cataloging all my fabric! I’ve always had my fabric in storage tubs by a general category, like woven and knit, and that same system is still basically in place. I really needed new tubs though, one of my old ones was literally crumbling when you tried to pick it up (the handle snapped off when I was taking it out to the recycling).
Now my boxes are so pretty to look at! The giant box with the red lid is all quilting cotton, “someday” I want to make a quilt… don’t hold your breath.
Mr. Husband kept coming down to the cave and asking what I was throwing away, my response was empty boxes. I think he thought I was going to purge. Ha, no. I did throw a couple little pieces of fabric that I just couldn’t see a purpose for and were really small scraps, but not much.
While I was refolding everything I cut off a little corner and stapled it to one of these cards you see above. I just made them up on my computer and printed them on some business card paper I had. This is the first time I’ve ever tried real cataloging of my fabric, so we’ll see if I keep up with it or if it helps. I think it will be nice to have the length listed there. I still need to hang them on a string or something, maybe tie them to the box they correspond with.
Do you try to tame your stash in anyway?