So, I showed this a few days ago - the boxes (some of them) which have my smaller pieces of stash in them. In theory, these are supposed to have nothing larger than a half metre in them (and nothing smaller than about an 8" square, though I'm not exact about either end). Lately, there seem to be quite a few larger pieces in the boxes, which mainly means, they are getting too full, so I wanted to clear them out a bit. Some of the boxes have fabrics with a specific theme in them, like African, Civil War Repro, Christmas - with those, I don't worry about the sizes, just group all those fabrics together. But the others, which are mainly colours or more general themes (floral, metallic, stripes), I wanted the larger pieces out.
Doesn't look too different here, but this is a before (top) and after shot - I had two boxes in this colour, so the "after" probably has fabrics from both "before" boxes.
Between the 20 boxes I have, I managed to remove about fifteen half-metre (or larger) pieces, and actually empty two boxes. And quite a few of them aren't crammed totally full, unlike this box of neutrals. (I have since filled the two empty ones back up with "fabric sets" - a couple of groups of co-ordinated FQs, some charm packs, a small jelly roll, etc).
The benefit of doing this is not just that it will be tidier, but that it reminds you of fabrics you had forgotten that you have! Which you can then use during the year to make things with. Or that's the idea, anyway.