Window 20 on 4th Advent Sunday opens a chance to win something unique, so keep reading for more details!
What’s Stash Coaching?
Owner of Sentti & Tuuma, Nina aka me, is an aspiring “Stash Coach” on her own website in 2021 and you may never have heard of this title before, because to my knowledge there’s nobody else doing this yet.
I’ve been part of the decluttering and organising community since 2010, and have noticed a need to create structure in organising craft stashes of various compositions.
Organising isn’t for kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms only, but also for your precious area of the home where you recharge, set your creativity on fire, and can be completely yourself.
It’s where you lose your mojo and find it again, where you create with love for others and sometimes remember to treat yourself, too. It’s where you deal with heartbreak, sorrow, mourn loved ones gone for good, and celebrate the new tiny lives you’ve been blessed with. And this space deserves a bit of your love, too, so it can keep supporting you in return.
I’ll publish an e-book on the topic of home organising and decluttering in 2021, but it so happens that not everyone is as keen on, well-informed or simply not of as organised a mind as the ways my brain thinks in.
For this reason I’ll be taking clients irregularly from next year on through my own website to work with individually over Skype, Zoom or such, to help get their craft spaces in shape once and for all.
The stash gets sorted and I’ll be your coach. Right? Right, yeah, of course!
What’s this giveaway in practice?
Generally I expect three hour-long sessions to make great change possible, but for my learning purposes, this giveaway will consist of 3 x 30 minutes only. We start in January on a date that suits both, and continue with one week between each of the following two sessions.
Enter only if you’re very serious about getting your space in shape, both in terms of crafty things and the layout (furniture and their placement) specifically.
Preferably you should feel overwhelmed by the mere thought of getting your home in order by yourself, have only a vague idea of how to start, and possibly not want other people in this area due to its messy state.
It’s hard to organise on schedule, think and rethink what the heck one is actually saving (hoarding in some cases), and also open one’s mind to decluttering what no longer serves. “Because I paid good money for it… I was gifted these… I might use them one day… and and and.”
Sometimes the thought of doing it alone causes us not to do anything at all, so instead we just live with/within the mess. This, however, isn’t conducive to peace and quiet happiness.
Creating space within a space means room is being birthed for new, for excitement, for the unknown. Sounds good?
Change amidst a pandemic can feel like exactly what you need, in which case I think you must enter right now, or like the worst imaginable scenario, that one straw which would break the camel’s back, in which case you should take care of your mental health first. I’m not going anywhere, but will be there later on for you, too.
Enter by 23 December 2020 in the comments below, one per person, and the winner will be announced in this post at 16.30 UTC+2. Global entrants welcome.
And what of the stuff I might let go of?
There are recycling centres such as Kierrätyskeskus in Finland, various charities, which depend on donations, as well as crafty friends and us, Sentti & Tuuma. If you’re in Finland and don’t want to keep for example your bags of fabric scraps anymore, please consider sending them to us.
I’ve started planning how to engage various groups of people, who may otherwise never try sewing etc., through charitable projects in creative activities once the pandemic is over. You can help by donating what you don’t want and need.
I’ll personally donate my time and the venue, but community donations through materials and equipment will be most welcome. Depending on how this project grows, your assistance might be needed, too! (One can hope!)
So instead of binning these extremely valuable resources, maybe you would consider mailing them to Sentti & Tuuma for distribution to these events?
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