Don’t Procrastinate… Just Sew the Button On

This morning my youngest daughter kindly handed me her school shirt as well as the button that fell off it. Much better than hunting everywhere for the missing button or trying to find a spare one on the inside of another shirt.

Usually, I would put the piece of clothing and the button safely somewhere around the house and then many weeks (possibly months) later, have found the shirt and… the button would be nowhere to be found.

This was mainly because I would move it from room to room muttering to myself ‘I must find the time to do that’. During this time, the item of clothing would be out of circulation and more items would get added to the pile, making the job much longer that it needed to be, and not so appealing.

Taking action

Today, I used my challenge ticket, got out my sewing box and threaded a needle with some white cotton… yes, the same day as the button fell off. Firstly because I wanted to prove to myself that it wouldn’t take long and secondly so that I could show my daughter how to do it. She did well.

So, a double win for today:

  1. Teaching a teenager how to sew a button on
  2. Not decluttering the house with sewing jobs

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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