Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Boring But Necessary
We all have them...
The BORING but necessary tasks.
Often they don't take long to do, but if you're anything like me - you procrastinate for as long as possible...
A job that has been lingering on my to-do list for far too long is HAND BAG REPAIRS.
And I don't know why. This is my every day hand bag. Obviously I USE IT EVERY DAY. So, it stands to reason that if there is a problem with it - then I should fix it quickly...
And yet I didn't.
There are three zippered pockets in this bag, and the lining in every single one of them was torn. Which of course meant that any item which went into the pocket would invariably end up stuck in the "Black Hole" which lies between the bag and its lining. Especially annoying when it's your car keys... or a ringing mobile phone!
The repairs were remarkably simple. It was just a matter of tucking in the frayed edges and pinning the lining back together... then working a whip stitch to create a new seam.
Twenty minutes later, and I was restocking my bag with all the necessary goodies (including a ziplock bag of teabag strings to knot together whenever I get a spare minute)
So tell me... what boring but necessary job is at the top of your to-do list?