I have this little habit, whenever my life is in chaos, and I have a “to-do” list a mile long, instead of working on my list, I will organize a cupboard or closet.
Somehow by putting one little section of my life in order, I begin to feel calm.
The rest of the world can go crazy, but I can gaze at my minute organized space and feel at peace with the world.
The space in question.
Any fabric that is larger than a half yard belongs in this place. It is an old grocery store counter, and has big cast iron feet, it weighs a ton, and looks almost like a piece of furniture from the front. The paint is peeling and the entire thing could use a good scrubbing. But not today.
I cover it with a quilt and place my large ironing board on top. It makes a great work space.
Take another look.
And even more mess.
Oh my, it is no wonder I can’t find anything in there.
But I saw this blog on organizing and decided to give it a try.
And so I began.
I was all set to start but I didn’t have the right size ruler. Since I live out in the boonies I couldn’t just jump in the car and run to the store, so I made my own with thick cardboard. It wasn’t long enough so I had to tape two sections together and overlap them. I also taped the sides and edges so that it would slide smoothly out of my fabric roll.
I would place the fabric down and start the process of wrapping it around my 6 1/2″ wide cardboard. I thought that I would have to iron some pieces of fabric, but they all smoothed out easily enough.
See how nice that looks.
And look, I’m making some progress.