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Declutter Challenge 2023 - Day 16 - Kits

Today might feel a bit like yesterday... we are tackling our kits. Kits are fabric bundles that might or might not have a pattern. You might have purchased it from a store or simply put it together for yourself. Remember those fabric bundles you may have set aside yesterday during UFO day? Those are also kits.

The big distinction between kits and UFOs is that the fabric has not been cut. That is you have not committed your fabric to a particular project. There’s still time to pull out and put them back into your stash.

So you need to ask yourself why haven’t you made it yet? Have you fallen out of love? Are you worried that you don’t have the skills? Do you still like the colours? Is the cutting process too daunting? What is the likelihood that you will choose to make it in the next year?

If the answer is negative then you have two choices. Sell it, or put the fabric into your stash. There is no harm, no foul. It was an idea that just fizzled and you are free to move on to the next big idea.

Last year I made a number of hard choices. Thinking hard about “do I want to do it?” instead of “can I do it?” Though I was strong enough to get them into my donation bin, that bin lingered in my space for a month. And in that time a couple of kits I said NO to, talked their way back into my stash. I will not be making that mistake twice. That donation bin is going out to my car at the end of the week.

I found this step was a bit easier this time around. It appears after three years of doing this, I'm getting better at recognizing a NO...even if I purchased that kit just this year.

See you tomorrow for Day 17.

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