Start the New Year Off with an Organized Crafting Space!
Is your craft storage space limited? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us have relegated all of our crafting materials into a small closet in our homes, and embraced ways to organize efficiently and effectively. Keep reading to get tips on how you can take advantage of a small space and simplify how your crafting materials and tools are stored.
Use clear or semi-transparent storage boxes to store items – it may not look as nice as using colorful boxes with lids, but it will save you time if you’re looking for a particular something. Canning jars are convenient and inexpensive too, or you can clean and recycle any glass jars for small item craft storage too.
Use Open Containers
Keep the organization of everyday items easier with open containers. A pegboard with adjustable baskets is an easy solution, as is a cork board with open containers attached (like small food takeout containers). Your small items like hot glue, markers, rubber bands, magnets and loose stamps will be right at home here.
If you have shelf space, upcycle old muffin tins for smaller items.
Store Papers Vertically
Use magazine racks to store construction paper or scrapbooking paper upright. It is easier to thumb through color options when they’re stored this way, rather than keeping papers in a stack on a shelf.
If you need space for rolls of craft paper or wrapping paper, store them on end upright in a small basket.
Labeling drawers and bins is a practical way of sorting products. Flag the bigger bins for broader storage. It makes sense to store every roll of tape in the house in one single place, from functional clear packing tape to decorative washi.
It’s easier to keep sewing materials together too, and within the bigger drawer, you can even have a smaller container to contain all of your sewing thread. When it’s time to do a sewing project, simply pull the main drawer out entirely, and have everything you need in one bin.
Organize Fabric on Hangers
Keep extra fabric in check with the help of hangers. Folding and hanging fabric will help it stay wrinkle-free, and you’ll always be able to see what inventory you have to work with. Use pants hangers to pinch, or traditional, sturdy wooden hangers to drape.