Love to craft but have trouble finding what you need when searching through your supplies? Follow these simple guidelines on organizing a craft room so making projects will become a breeze.
Set aside a day when the kids are in school, the hubby’s at work and the coffee pot’s going.
You’ll love the results so let’s get to work!
organizing a craft room
1. location, location, location
- Decide how much real estate you can devote to your passion—a closet or an entire room!
- Consider a space for kiddos to play and do crafts while you keep a watchful eye out.
- Have a counter or table nearby on which to work.
- Good lighting is a must!
2. make an assessment
- Just looking through drawers and boxes isn’t going to cut it—you’ve got stuff everywhere! Access what you have in order to know what supplies you’ll need to replenish.
- Gather all of your supplies from their hiding places and spread them out before you—that means actually removing them from drawers, containers and closets.
3. sort trash from treasures
- Decide what’s worth keeping and what isn’t—do you really need that itsy bitsy scrap of material?
- Don’t just toss them! Recycle or donate what you don’t want—teachers always welcome items for school arts and crafts.
- Designate zones for like materials such as sewing, paints, and embellishments then keep them together in that zone.
4. everything should have a home
- Use clear, versatile containers and resealable plastic bags to store like items.
- Repurpose what you already have—jars, baskets, utensil organizers or unused pizza boxes for those scrapbook or quilt works still in progress.
- Take advantage of sales to purchase assorted sizes of containers.
5. love labels
- The label maker is your new best friend—love it, use it, enjoy it!
- Make sure to label shelves and drawers too, so items can be returned to their correct home.
- Vertical storage rules! Store items used less frequently up high.
- Keep a step stool handy for those items just out of reach.
- Keep everyday tools front and center.
- Create and install a pegboard organizer for instant access to items used most often.
7. unique storage ideas
- Hang clear shoe bag organizers over the door to keep miscellaneous items visible.
- Place a towel bar on the wall to hold ribbon spools or giftwrap or create a giftwrap organizer.
- Use desktop file holders to keep scrapbook paper from getting damaged.
- Store resource books and magazines in vertical organizers (make our upcycled cereal box holders).
Keeping supplies visible and in their place makes crafting so much easier!