Sunday, March 4, 2012

Who knew fabric could be so heavy?

One of the jobs I was dreading the most is over with...almost.
I was hating the thought of having to go through all my fabric and pick which I wanted to keep and which had to say goodbye to make space for our new (hopefully soon) mobile lifestyle.

I got a good workout hauling each box of it upstairs and one by one sorting it into piles for Dusti (my cousin who makes the funkiest skirts), Goodwill and for me to keep.  I narrowed 58 boxes of fabric down to six trash bags full of scraps for Goodwill, a nice sized box for Dusti and five boxes to keep. At least that's the ones that made the initial cut.  I may go through them one more time to see if any of them need to leave also. 

Then I went through 12 boxes of "props" that I've been collecting and have condensed this into one large box that are ziplock bagged according to theme.  What would I do without ziplocks?

All the fiber, mohair and wigs have been removed from their area and into two boxes to keep.  This got one of the plastic carts with drawers out of the guest room closet.

Left Brain emptied out his closet and between his gatherings and mine we now have five very large trash bags full of clothes and shoes for Goodwill.  I'm not sure if they'll be glad to see me tomorrow or curse my name.

The immediate goal is to remove all the clutter and sell off stuff I'm not using quickly.  My studio is now full of electric appliances from the kitchen and lots of home decor stuff.  I'll be having just a short sale on the following Wednesday (not this coming one, but the week after) from 1 - 5 to see what might go.  This was done using the online classifieds which are free.  If I get a less than stellar turnout I'll run an actual paid ad in the paper for the following weekend.

We meet with the real estate agent tomorrow so I'll know more about what we have to do to prepare the house for sale and when we might start showing it.  I'm thinking I might rent a storage area to get a bunch of it outta here during the transition time.  It will make it easier for showing the house if he wants to start that any time soon.

Now I think I'll go sit in the hot tub and bay at the moon until the Aleve kicks in.  Then I'll see if I can't turn off my brain and get some sleep tonight.

Long Live the Queen of Fabric Reduction


  1. I don't envy you your sorting job, One of these days, I'll have to sort through a lot of stuff I've collected over the years. Not a chore I'm looking forward to. Good luck my friend. Have a good night's sleep. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. I know how hard it was for me to chose what to bring with us in the car for being gone for 3 months. The item I miss the most is my printer. It seems everyone here at the resort has apples and can't print a word document. I also forgot a new pair of light jeans which I bought just for this trip! We bought a new George Forman and a set of decent cutting knives which will go home with us. We can use them there. Otherwise surviving quite well. Miss our friends but making new ones. I envy you your hot tub dipping. My wound still has not completely healed so no public hot tubs until...hopefully less than two more weeks. Enjoy!