Here's this week's assignment. Tackle your cutting space. I have a huge table with cutting mats and rotary cutters on each side. My rulers are in two ruler holders between the space. And both were totally covered with just a little tiny space available to cut.
- Put all the excess yardage away where it goes
- Stashed scraps in a bin that I plan to cut up at a later time
- Throw away strings, unusable scraps, notes -- whatever I didn't need to keep
- I put things from the table on to the ironing board so I could really dust the space. Eew -- behind the ruler racks were dust bunnies galore.
- I removed all the rulers from their racks and took a vacuum cleaner to the rack.
- After everything was dusted I put the rulers in the racks, put my boxes where my rotary cutters reside back on the table, lined up my pin cushions, put back the box where I put all my large scissors and pinking shears, emptied my little trash containers and then put them back where they belong.
|This is the newly cleaned space shown in the first picture. I flipped the cutting mat to the purple side to see if I like it better than the yellow.|
|Here's the second cutting area. Nice and neat still!|
Let me know how you are doing? If you don't want to do an area go ahead and skip it. Or plan to go back to it if you can't get it during the week assigned. The whole idea of this is to actually neaten and clean your studio without spending a ton of time on it -- at least not all at once. I like to see the progress and not be committed to days of cleaning.
I'm happy to hear that people are joining in the 15 Minute Studio Spiff Up. Don't forget to tell us how you are doing. Is this method working for you?
Happy Quilting All!