Occasionally, the technique of ignoring problems until they go away actually works--I don't recommend this approach even though I tend to try it myself more often than I should.
Some time ago I did housework and assorted odd jobs, including chauffer service, for a local individual. Between her issues and my issues, it wasn't a fun or pleasant experience. I remedied the situation over a year ago when I finally decided that the money I earned simply wasn't worth it and refused to work for her anymore.
During the time that I was working for this person, I was given several cushions that needed to be recovered. I took them home. Before I got my studio set up I never actually had a place to sew, and so, I put the cushions and their covering fabric in my closet. Where they were very much in the way. They took up space. I tripped over them. They got knocked over and blocked the closet door. I fully intended to get the things covered and returned to their owner. Somehow, it never happened.
When I got my studio almost completed, I moved my sewing machine and now have a dedicated area where I can sew. The cushions--those thorns in my side--were moved to the top shelf in the closet in the studio. They took up space. They weren't in the way, but I wanted that space for other things. The time was coming closer to when I would actually attack those cushions...Right after I got my own sewing projects finished...
Today I got a phone call. The person to whom the cushions belong has retired and now has time to do more things. She wants her cushions back! I almost didn't play her message until later because it was lunch time and then I had to go to work. But I listened to the message; I took the time to package all those cushions up along with their fabric and they will be returned to their rightful owner this afternoon with much gratitude and relief!