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Declutter Challenge 2024 - 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.

This category took me several years to get a handle on. I love fabric bundles. I love making them and buying them. But I now realize how much space they were taking up in my brain. I would make a list of all them and attach them to a project....which I often had little enthusiasm to make. So they accumulated in my cupboard and on my to-do list.

I still make bundles throughout the year..lots of them. But during the declutter challenge I just return them to my stash and take the project off the board. I feel lighter and less overwhelmed.

So grab your timer and dive in. And don't forget to share any surprises or wins online with the hashtag #declutterchallenge2024

See you tomorrow for Day 17.

If you need to catch-up or missed one of the previous days click here and you will find the library at the bottom of the page

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