I’ve had my studio for about 4 years, and I’ve cleaned it twice. Once was when I accidentally turned the wrong spigot on the water tank and water shot up like a fountain “washing” everything in the studio. So, it really needed a cleaning, but somehow I always found something better to do, like make quilts and potholders. A couple of weeks ago Jon suggested I get some help and I have to admit, it made all the difference.
So today, instead of making potholders for the Potholder Contest (thanks for the overwhelming positive feedback , I’m planning on posting the contest on Friday) I hired Bailey for a few hours to help me clean my studio. And although I could have done it without her, I don’t know that I would have.
It’s true that two people doing a job goes quicker than twice as fast. ( You know, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.) Also, I have a tendency to get obsessive when I clean. I’ll move a box of fabric to clean under it then start to look through the box and obsessively sort the fabric. By the time I get done, I’m bored and tired of cleaning and move onto something else. But having someone else there, helps keep me on track. And, Bailey is a professional, so she knows how to move around a crowded space and clean every corner and cobweb. And maybe most important, working with Bailey was fun. We worked well together. The idea that cleaning my studio could be fun is new for me. I think I’ll make it a yearly event with Bailey’s help of course.