Tuesday, March 5, 2019

30 Day Tidying Challenge • Day 16 • Sewing & Tools

Welcome to Day 16 of the #30daytidyingchallenge! This challenge runs from February 18th to March 19th, and if you're tidying with me over the next 14 days, the plan is to be finished in time for the first day of spring on March 20th (or the March Equinox if you are located in the Southern Hemisphere). This tidying challenge is based on the KonMari method, and I was hugely inspired by these three resources: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

To help with the process, I put together this calendar, which shows all the different categories I'll be tidying during the 30 day challenge. Depending on your situation, you may want to tackle this project over a number of months, and that is totally ok too! You can still use the calendar--just follow the order, but take more time for each set of categories.

On Day 16, we'll be tidying sewing supplies and tools.

Some thoughts on Day 16:

1) It's difficult to let go of items in categories you have an affinity towards. I have a strong affinity towards several categories, most of which relate to arts and crafts. Sewing supplies is one of these categories. Four years ago, when I first attempted the KonMari method, I let go of the majority of my patterns and fabric, but I still have a few remnants. Today, I was able to let go of all my remaining patterns, but I kept most of my remaining fabric, as well as my sewing machine, and pretty much all my needles and thread. I'd like to pick up sewing a bit more during my gap year--in particular, I want to complete some alterations on a few garments I've been meaning to adjust.

2) It's difficult to let go of items in categories you are not familiar with . Tools is one of these categories for me. I used to be familiar with tools--in fact, I enjoyed buying tools and fixing things; however, similar to electronics, when hubby and I got together, he took over in these realms. I found it very difficult to tidy tools, because hubby purchased most of the items in this category, and I'm not sure what some of them are for or if we still need them. I had to rely on his input a lot today, and it was exhausting to sort through so many new things that I didn't even realize we had. We were able to let go of a few things, but it was a challenging process for me.

Thank you for tuning into Day 16! If you're tidying alongside me, please let me know how you're doing. I would love to hear about your journey and if you have any tips or tricks to share. I'll see you tomorrow for Day 17. :)

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