I have already gotten rid of so much. All the 'easy' stuff has gone and believe me it wasn't that easy either. Now the really hard stuff is upon me and keeping it up is really hard. In fact it is down right difficult.
The current 'for instance' is my sewing room. I used to sew all of mine and my children's clothing. Now I only sew pants for myself in order to get the right fit. Sewing clothing is no longer fun. I have given away most of my clothing fabric stash and got it down to four crates. Yesterday I decided to tackle those four crates. I have now got less than half a crate left of fabric I really love and will use.
What to do with the contents of the other three and a half crates is where it is tricky.
I have already gone through my fabric at least twice and culled any that I didn't love or that were out of date or that my kids had outgrown or, or, or. These four crates represent the stuff I have kept for one reason or another after all my culling.
Now is the time to really asses why I kept each piece and to decide if it still earns the priviledge of occupying space in my home and my life. Surprisingly the first go through yesterday I still managed to pull out a fair bit of scraps, small-ish pieces and left over bits as well as a few pieces kept out of guilt. All of them went into a bag to give away.
I have considered trying to sell them on eBay to recoup a few dollars... there are over 10 000 pieces of fabric already on eBay in Australia alone, most of which are online fabric shops. sigh - what chance do I have of actually selling them? I don't want the cost of an add (even if it is only a dollar or two) if they don't sell and I still have to end up just giving them away... that would only be wasting more money.
I tried to find a swap type of arrangement where I could swap it for things I actually could use. I found heaps of craft swaps where you swap lovely completed items but nothing that is quite what I am looking for.
So after they have sat for a few days and I rack my brain trying to come up with options, I will bag them up and drop them in a charity bin. got any good ideas?