As you may have guessed, I am a total Neat Freak. And if you guessed this, you would be wrong. Cause I am neither neat nor tidy nor clean when I sew. There are fabric and thread clippings everywhere!
But I do have a cleaning tip for you. Use batting. With a small square of batting next to your sewing machine just drop thread snips onto the batting. Or swipe up your work area with the batting when done. No doubt my Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval is in the mail.
And here's another use for batting. Make a small ball and throw it to your cat. My cats would go nuts over a ball of batting. Not sure why. Who knows what's going on in the brain of a cat!