Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space

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Declutter... and unleash your creativity

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Season 2 Episode 1 – How to organize your fabric
16:13
<p>This episode is all about organizing your fabric – after you’ve fully decluttered, of course! (If you haven’t quite finished decluttering, please go back and listen to Season 1 first.) I talk about the different ways of categorizing your fabric, and then explain the different options of storing it so that it’s always accessible. If […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/s2e1-how-to-organize-fabric/">Season 2 Episode 1 – How to organize your fabric</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Mar 12, 2019
Episode 23 – Season 1 Recap
10:48
<p>The last episode of Season 1 includes a recap of what we’ve done so far to declutter your sewing space, a few words about the Sense of Duty mindset issue as it relates to the holiday season, and information on how you can contribute to the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast. If you […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-23-season-1-recap/">Episode 23 – Season 1 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Nov 30, 2018
Episode 22 – Interview with Margaret Metcalfe
20:15
<p>In this episode I interview Margaret Metcalfe, Oxfordshire Coordinator for Project Linus UK, about making quilts for children in distress – something that may appeal to those who want to use up their stash! If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast, please consider donating any amount of your choice to help […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-22-interview-margaret-metcalfe/">Episode 22 – Interview with Margaret Metcalfe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 21 – The basics of decluttering and organizing
11:19
<p>This episode walks you through the basic steps of decluttering, including bringing all your items together, grouping them by type, setting up your logistics, getting your no-longer needed items out the door, and organizing the rest! If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast, please consider donating any amount of your choice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-21-basics-decluttering-organizing/">Episode 21 – The basics of decluttering and organizing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 20 – Interview with Kate Ng and Pilar Barcelo
39:01
<p>Nadia interviews Kate Ng of Time to Sew (http://timetosew.uk) and Pilar Barcelo of Pilar Bear (http://www.pilarbear.com), both advocates for sustainable sewing and fashion. Topics include the #makeyourstash Instagram challenge they co-hosted, sustainability in sewing and fashion, and of course, how they declutter and organize their sewing spaces. Kate and Pilar also give us a heads-up […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-20-interview-kate-ng-pilar-barcelo/">Episode 20 – Interview with Kate Ng and Pilar Barcelo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 19 – How to make more time for your sewing
14:16
<p>Physical clutter isn’t the only thing that prevents us from sewing. Sometimes we have an overwhelming amount of stuff scheduled into our calendars and we just can’t find the time for our sewing projects. But by developing a few useful habits – and by acknowledging the value of your creative time – you can start […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-19-make-time-sewing/">Episode 19 – How to make more time for your sewing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 18 – Interview with Judith Dahmen
24:40
<p>In this episode I interview Judith Dahmen of the blog Needles and Lemons (http://needlesandlemons.com). Judith is a modern quilter, a knitter, and a fine art photographer. In the interview Judith talks about her natural inclination for keeping her space clutter-free and shares how she organizes her workspace. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-18-interview-judith-dahmen/">Episode 18 – Interview with Judith Dahmen</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Sep 01, 2018
Episode 17 – Interview with Melissa Fehr
33:38
<p>Nadia interviews Melissa Fehr of FehrTrade (http://fehrtrade.com), author of ‘Sew Your Own Activewear’ (https://amzn.to/2Kryjv7), and Craftsy course host (https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/classes/serging-activewear/546883). Melissa talks about her unique sewing space on a barge on the River Thames, reveals how she keeps her workspace clutter-free, and shares her amazing tips for organizing a very small sewing space (hint: think vertically!). […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-17-interview-melissa-fehr/">Episode 17 – Interview with Melissa Fehr</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 16: The Project Master List
13:35
<p>The Project Master List is a simple but effective way to keep all your projects sorted, rate them by excitement level, and prioritize your top five current projects. A downloadable, printable worksheet is available from http://clearthedecks.co.uk/resources. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast, please consider donating any amount of your choice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-16-project-master-list/">Episode 16: The Project Master List</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 15 – Interview with Suzie Blackman
26:17
<p>Nadia talks with Suzie Blackman of It’s a Stitch Up (http://itsastitchup.co.uk) about how she keeps her knitting and sewing spaces decluttered and organized, how she organizes her business selling ethical hand-dyed yarn, and how decluttering has helped her clarify what kinds of projects she really loves to do. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-15-interview-suzie-blackman/">Episode 15 – Interview with Suzie Blackman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jul 06, 2018
Episode 14 – Listener Q&A about mindset issues
27:28
<p>Nadia answers listeners’ questions about the seven mindset issues – including how to dispose of fabrics in environmentally friendly ways; ways to sell items that are no longer needed; how to stop thinking ‘it might be useful for something’; and how to declutter when family members are opposed to letting items go. If you enjoy […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-14-listener-qa-mindset-issues/">Episode 14 – Listener Q&A about mindset issues</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 13 – The DISORGANIZED THINKING mindset issue
18:23
<p>Don’t let disorganized thinking cause clutter in your sewing space! Disorganized thinking can result in sewing materials and tools being stored all over your house, and can prevent you from completing projects when you haven’t realized you’re missing some of the items that you need. Disorganized thinking might also lead you to resist tidying things […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-13-disorganized-thinking-mindset-issue/">Episode 13 – The DISORGANIZED THINKING mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 12 – The OVERWHELM mindset issue
18:42
<p>If you’ve ever taken on more sewing projects than you can handle because they all seem so exciting, you might know how it feels to be overwhelmed by choice. You may end up starting lots of projects but not following through and finishing them. If you’ve got a tendency to be unrealistic about time constraints […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-12-overwhelm-mindset-issue/">Episode 12 – The OVERWHELM mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 11 – The IDENTITY mindset issue
19:55
<p>Sewing is a wonderful way to discover your own identity as a creator. But if you find that you’re making choices of sewing materials or projects that don’t suit you, and that you somehow don’t get joy from, you may be experiencing the IDENTITY mindset issue. When we’re unsure of our capabilities, our style, and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-11-identity-mindset-issue/">Episode 11 – The IDENTITY mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2018
Episode 10: The SENSE OF DUTY mindset issue
18:26
<p>If you keep sewing items or projects out of obligation even when you’re not enthusiastic about them, you might be labouring under the Sense of Duty mindset issue. It also might be affecting you if you sew things for others when you don’t really want to. Let go of this sense of duty and bring […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-10-sense-duty-mindset-issue/">Episode 10: The SENSE OF DUTY mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
May 21, 2018
Episode 9 – The SENTIMENTALITY mindset issue
16:24
<p>Got items you can’t possibly let go of because they’re of sentimental value to you, or because they make you feel nostalgic for a different time in your life? You might be experiencing the sentimentality mindset issue. Learn how to stop assigning too much significance to objects and redirect it towards the people you care […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-9-sentimentality-mindset-issue/">Episode 9 – The SENTIMENTALITY mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
May 11, 2018
Episode 8: The OVERINFLATED VALUE Mindset Issue
18:07
<p>If you often use ‘But I spent good money on it!’ or ‘It might come in handy one day’ as excuses for keeping items in your house that you don’t really need or like, this is the episode for you! In it I suggest some of the ways you can retrain yourself to think differently […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-8-overinflated-value-mindset-issue/">Episode 8: The OVERINFLATED VALUE Mindset Issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
May 03, 2018
Episode 7: The MONEY mindset issue
19:18
<p>Money mindset issues manifest themselves in overspending/overbuying, bargain/reactive buying, stockpiling, and impulsive/compulsive spending. These can all create clutter by bringing unnecessary items into the home. This episode looks at the ways we can retrain ourselves to think about money and spending in a way that helps us avoid creating more clutter in our sewing spaces. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-7-money-mindset-issue/">Episode 7: The MONEY mindset issue</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 6: Seven Major Mindset Issues that can Cause Clutter
9:50
<p>An introduction to the seven major mindset issues that we will address before we begin decluttering and organizing your sewing space: 1. Money, 2. Overinflated Value, 3. Sentimentality, 4. Sense of Duty, 5. Identity, 6. Overwhelm, and 7. Disorganized Thinking. This is a micro-introduction to the issues; the next seven episodes of this podcast will […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-6-seven-major-mindset-issues-can-cause-clutter/">Episode 6: Seven Major Mindset Issues that can Cause Clutter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 5: Your ideal sewing space
10:55
<p>In this episode, we’ll start to think about your ideal sewing space. But first, I go on a little rant about Pinterest! Then we get to the questions: How do you want to feel when you’re using your sewing space? How do you imagine it working? What new avenues would it open up for you? […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-5-ideal-sewing-space/">Episode 5: Your ideal sewing space</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2018
Episode 4: What’s causing you discomfort?
8:41
<p>In this episode we look straight at what’s causing you discomfort by doing three short visualization exercises. How does your sewing space make you feel? What three things make you most uncomfortable about your sewing space? A free printable worksheet for this podcast is available at http://clearthedecks.co.uk/resources. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-4-whats-causing-discomfort/">Episode 4: What’s causing you discomfort?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Mar 06, 2018
Episode 3: Why You Love Sewing
8:11
<p>In this episode, we focus on what you love about sewing, expressing gratitude to the people who taught you to sew, and being proud of your accomplishments as a sewist. A free printable worksheet for this podcast is available at http://clearthedecks.co.uk/resources. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast, please consider donating […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-3-love-sewing/">Episode 3: Why You Love Sewing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 2: The Gentle Push
4:40
<p>In this episode, I talk about the psychological work behind decluttering and organizing, and why this podcast is going to gently push you into uncomfortable territory so you can truly understand what causes your clutter. If you enjoy the ‘Declutter and Organize Your Sewing Space’ podcast, please consider donating any amount of your choice to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-2-gentle-push/">Episode 2: The Gentle Push</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 1: Introduction
6:13
<p>In this episode, I introduce myself and give you a little insight into my career as a Professional Declutterer and Organizer who also happens to love sewing and quilting.  I follow with an overview of what I’ll be covering in this podcast. Music credit: “Cheery Monday” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk/episode-1-introduction/">Episode 1: Introduction</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://clearthedecks.co.uk">CLEAR THE DECKS!</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2018