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  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,719 Member Member Posts: 3,719 Member
    If you belong to a church or any other organization, you can donate what you don't need or want anymore. You can also reach to your local schools, including tech schools, to find out if they can use the patterns for sewing classes.

    Some communities have a "neighborhood e-mail center" where people advertise the sale or give-away of items that they not longer need. Check if you have it in your community, and also check the link below. Good luck!

    Where to Donate or Sell Your Old Sewing Patterns Used Patterns 1 Goodwill or Salvation Army:,love the opportunity to sort through your treasures.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,785 Member Member Posts: 3,785 Member
    Thank you @RubyRed427 , @Gisel2015 , and @RetiredAndLovingIt for the pattern rehoming ideas. I will be checking out the site in more detail, as it seems to have content of interest in more than one of my "craft and/or aspire-to craft " categories.
  • lauriekallislauriekallis Member, Premium Posts: 364 Member Member, Premium Posts: 364 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    What do you do with cards from special people?

    I've been kinda stuck on this one myself. I was thinking to photograph them, and then part with the physical objects? Haven't done that yet - but that is my plan this summer. Thank goodness for digital photographs now. They take up so little space that having an "archive" folder of memorabilia doesn't seem so bad.
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,785 Member Member Posts: 3,785 Member
    My plan by the end of the weekend is to finish sewing the waistband on a skirt (diminishing the clutter of uncompleted projects) and getting all sewing paraphernalia neatly contained in one place. Allowing me me relocate off-season clothes into two newly-emptied tall-boy drawers in my bedroom. And do a "Route out ROT" pass on my work-at-home papers. (that's information-management speak for "Redundant / Obsolete / Trivial" ... like ToDo task - lists that are already weeks old; meeting notes once the Record of Decision has been posted; that kind of convenient-in-the-moment but past its' time and not of ongoing business OR reference value)
  • snoo61snoo61 Member Posts: 549 Member Member Posts: 549 Member
    I started cleaning out our desk today. Sorted piles of paperwork, and filed or threw it out. Looks better, only have hours to go on it. Lol
  • BMcC9BMcC9 Member Posts: 3,785 Member Member Posts: 3,785 Member
    no ..... you aren't contemplating pattern / material match-ups YET . .... FIRST finish sewing paraphenalia round-up. THEN cut out next project!

    (aren't you the least bit curious about "how all the clothes in the same room" is gonna go together ..... ONCE YOU FINISH EMPTYING THOSE TWO DRAWERS IN THE TALL BOY?
  • lacylucy1935lacylucy1935 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    I too have been doing this, when I tackle a closet or drawer. Anything that I do not use or will not fit back into that space neatly has to go! Closet is my biggest challenge, hard to find pants that are comfortable & fit right so I have many! I love cloths but still working on cleaning that part out, and it does feel a lot better and easier to clean and keep that way!
  • snoo61snoo61 Member Posts: 549 Member Member Posts: 549 Member
    We finished clearing out the desk. The new one arrived yesterday. This one has drawers so I'm hoping to keep this one dustable! Hubby might make it a struggle. We'll see.
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