If the spiders are thriving, there are too many good places for them to hide. And the reclusive brown kind adore piles, boxes and undisturbed corners. Maybe that's why we get 1-2 bats in our house every year...all the FOOD!
Also, I've been chomping at the bit to start on my Alabama Chanin tied wrap embellished with "random ruffles", but my drafting board work table which is conveniently covered with Vyco (vinyl covering that is very similar to an Olfa rotary cutting mat) has been covered with things forever. I use one little foot of space to work on projects, the rest is covered with supplies, books, tools...and other projects! I cleared it off completely, put things in their proper places, wiped it down (twice) and in the past two days I've gotten so many projects going that now I want my whole house to be empty like that!
I stenciled a shirt that I'll be doing reverse appliqué upon (and started sewing already) in addition to starting to cut rectangles for another shawl project.
And, I cut and hand-sewed a bib as well. It's recycled fabric from a crazy ugly 4th of July themed jacket I acquired last summer.