I think some of you were ready to spit on me when I said I was starting with organizing a room in our house. I could hear the “oh yeh, you have a whole ROOM? #suckit)
I could have been more specific, but I knew I was getting ready to bore several of you and over stim Zoeyjane with glee when I showed you where I started.
I started with someplace I knew was only my business. I could have started with my purse, my maxipads and tampons, my makeup… but I started with the yarn that was taking over the entire house.
I’d read a suggestion about just using left over boxes for storing things, so I got over my perfectionist “oh but they have to MATCH” compulsion and started cutting boxes in half for yarn storage.
The initial result
nice little squees of yarn collected by color and fiber. Finished projects in one place.
The kicker? I unraveled every unfinished project I had. It had been at least 6 months since I touch any of them and I took them ALL apart. I have NOTHING hanging over my head, just lots and lots of fresh pretty yarn.
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I am drooling over your stash, not just because it’s so darn pretty and I want to pet it, but because of how organized it is.
And I really like your idea about unraveling the unfinished projects. I may do that myself!
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This is awesome progress! Splitting the boxes in half is a great idea that I need to try, too.
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I have another suggestion: those dividers they put in cases of wine. They’re pretty much perfect for skeins – not for the fat jumbo ones, but anything from baby weight to sport in it’s usual sizes is gonna fit great. Then you could paint them…like, all black. And then insert them into the cabinet so they face out like a wine rack.
Did you say overstim? Nah.
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Jealous. I am jealous.
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that looks great to me. i should be so organized.
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great idea-most of my yarn is stashed in big plastic bins-can’t see all the pretty colors–will have to rethink my storage.
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I’ve done that. A poncho I started making for our 3 year old neighbor. She’s in Middle School now. 😉
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You’ve inspired me to tackle the coat closet.
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That has to be a great feeling! I need to organize everything all the time. It’s so counter-intuitive to me. But once organized, it feels so good!
I am so out of control and NOT organized, I thank you for the reminder on what things are supposed to look like.
Hope you’re well beautiful!! Hugs!!