I'm leaving for our annual July 4th vacation on Cape Cod soon (the perk of being a native: having a free place to stay with family so we can actually afford to go back every summer!) and as has come to be my modus operandi for housekeeping, I'm getting our home spotless before I go so we can come back to a clean space... so my kids can trash it again. I rarely manage to keep on top of every room at once, save for welcoming visitors, but leaving home is the one other time I'm really motivated to get it done. Something about knowing that it will sit untouched for days (giving me roughly a thousand times better return on my effort than usual) pushes me to get it done, even if I don't personally get to enjoy it clean and tidy for all of those days. But I'll be a lot less stressed travelling just knowing that I'm not coming home to a heap of unfolded laundry... like the heap that I just got to the bottom of today for the first time in weeks : Pso many great new sets of fabric... not so much room to sew!
Anyway, this surge to clean usually starts with some extra elbow grease on the bathtubs and then builds to a grand crescendo "let's reorganize all the paperwork in the house and rearrange the basement with just 24 hours to go before our flight leaves!" And this week the biting-off-more-than-I-can-chew project has been reorganizing my sewing space. I'd strewn fabric all over the place last week deciding on colors for a project, then my girls pulled apart a tub of scraps to make "pizza," and I'd also recently been the recipient of a few gorgeous Westwood Acres deliveries that had taken up temporary residence on my sewing table... needless to say, fabric storage has been a bit haphazard. I wanted to move everything around, but I've settled on refolding and rainbowtizing my stash (I don't care it's not a real word - I like it! lol), and the drawers of notions and craft supplies will have to wait for order till some boring rainy afternoon next month. Seeing all my fabric neatly lined up on the shelf instead of spilling over or piled here and there sure makes me happy : ) Now when I get home my kitchen will be sparkling and my work space will be all ready for me to dive back in!
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