Day 2 of our Kick-off Weekend!
It's high time to get the studio space ship-shape. Join in the fun, learn some new tips from DIYStyle and some of our wonderful designer partners too. Follow along with our emails, and on our blog too. Printables, themed giveaways, and SEW much more.
Clean, Purge, Organize :: Day 2
1. Gather Supplies
As hard as it is, when it's toss time, you need the trash bags ready! An ample supply of cleaning supplies ensures "no excuses" for taming the mess. Grab these to start:
- Drawstring trash bags (13 gallon size are good--and get filled up fast--instant gratification)
- Pop-up cleaning wipes, like Clorox wipes
- Disposable duster (or your fav dusting cloths)
- Vacuum with hose attachments (emptied ready to suck up the mess!)
- Other cleaning items applicable to your surfaces--think quick "down and dirty" cleaning helpers!
2. Consider your ONE Goal!
Remind yourself of your ONE goal for this challenge. As you start to do an initial purge, don't get too caught up in the minute decisions. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Just Start!
Sometimes the hardest thing is just getting started. So, to make this easy, set a timer for 30 minutes, and quit when it goes off for the day. Chances are you will already be on a roll to do more. But if not, that's ok too.
4. Toss the easy things
Just for today, only toss the trash and "easy" things where there is no to little decision making involved. It will feel great to empty all the trash cans, dispose of all the threads and scraps lying around. Papers, unwanted magazines set aside in the recycle bin. Tidying up with a trash bag in hand will start the purge. And you will get a good overview of your space and what you'd like the result to be (back to your ONE goal!).
5. Do a quick first clean
Grab those wipes and start wiping down a few surfaces that you may have already exposed! This is not a deep clean. Get the vac going to give the floor a super quick once over. And if you still have time, do a mini dusting session. While this doesn't seem like much, all of these little "cleans" add up! We will start the deeper dive as we go-promise!
That's it for Day Two! Watch for Day Three of "21 Days to Your ULTIMATE Sewing Space" to arrive tomorrow. For the Daily Printable and extra's, always check the DIYStyle blog!
Cindy & Allyce