I know I need to make decluttering progress in the sewing room, which as it turns out is much harder for me to do then the rest of the house. I guess it's because I like my sewing goodies more then I like household stuff.
Decluttering the sewing room is harder because so much of the stuff is small useful items that I don't think will make any difference to the overall clutter.
For instance this little box full of cotton and ribbon reels.
I could find oh so many things to do with these empty reels, but the thing is that although I could do something with them, such as turning these reels into sponge stamps or using them as funky feet on a box transformation project, I won't.
I won't because there are at least a million other things that are more important to me to do then making groovy cool stuff out of empty cotton reels. These possible projects are the reason I have held onto this clutter.
Possible projects that aren't likely to happen.
If I keep thinking about all the things I would prefer to be spending my time on, things that are probable projects, instead of thinking about possible projects, it is soooo much easier to let these reels and other small useful items go.
"think about all the things I'd prefer to be spending my time on"
Regardless, I still couldn't bring myself to just throw the whole box into the recycling bin where it probably belongs.
So I sorted through the reels. I'm keeping the ones I am most likely to use for storing trims and bias binding.
The rest of the reels I put into a zip-lock bag and threw it in the donation pile. It might be just the thing someone needs for their crafty afternoon.
Although that doesn't seem like a huge amount of progress on it's own I know that the little things add up. They add up so much that my hallway is filling up again.