Write. It. All. Down.
When you start a project, take a piece of paper and a pencil and write down the name and designer and the fabric and then every single thread you are using on said project.
Because when you get in some crazy tizzy fit of cleaning and you de-kit your project and then pick it up ten years later and decide to finally finish it, you won't have to spend the entire first half of the Notre Dame/USC game stitching and un-stitching eleventy seven different threads that just don't quite work.
Dang it anyway.
I'm going to bed.