Last month, we shared some of our favorite tips for cleaning out the clutter in your sewing space and keeping your tools in tip top shape. This month, we’re going to take things one step further to clear the cobwebs (both literally and figuratively!) and get you back to quilting in your freshened-up space.
1. Open windows and let the fresh air in.
You’ve most likely been keeping those windows closed all winter, giving dust and smells a chance to build up. Opening up your windows not only freshens the air, it allows you to enjoy the sounds of spring as you clean!
2. Clear the dust.
Start from the top of the room and work your way to the floor. First, dust any cobwebs lingering in the corners and ceiling and around light fixtures. Next get the frames of any artwork and the tops of outlet and light switch covers. Lastly, wipe down horizontal surfaces like tables and shelves. If your table legs have cross beams, don’t forget to get those too!
3. Wash your windows to let more sunshine in.
As we begin to get more and more sunshine, dirty windows will become more noticeable. Instead of letting them bother you, take ten minutes to wash both the inside and outside of the windows in your sewing space.
4. Upgrade your walls.
Find some new, inspiring art for your walls or hang some of your prized quilts. If you’re feeling ambitious, you could even paint a wall or two in a fun color that will boost your creativity!
5. Last but not least…
With all the dusting, pulling out of projects and moving things around, your floors might need some TLC. Do a quick sweep or vacuum of your floors (don’t forget the edges) to really make the space feel clean!
You did it! Take a moment to admire your work and pat yourself on the back for getting this task done. Now you can get back to making lovely quilts!