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How to Organize Your Crafting Space

By Goedekershomelife @goedekers
How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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Whether you’re using a desk, a walk-in closet, a corner of the basement, or you’re lucky enough to have an entire room dedicated to crafting, you need your space to be organized. It helps you make better use of your time and more easily finish whatever project you are working on.

Here are three simple tips to tidy up your crafting space and help keep everything in order.

GROUP YOUR SUPPLIES

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but having everything of the same type in the same place is vital to an organizational system. Though it may make sense to mix things like ribbons, buttons, and spools of thread, this can end up being counter-productive. Have a separate container for every material or tool you work with.

However, you should group similar items together in a way that makes sense. For example, keep all sewing equipment or scrapbooking supplies in the same place. Many crafting spaces even feature a gift-wrapping station, useful for holidays, birthdays, and any other special occasion.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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USE WALLS AND DOORS

Don’t feel restricted by the floor space of a room. You can optimize your storage by taking advantage of wall or door space. Peg boards are one popular choice for wall storage, but your options are only limited by your imagination.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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As far as door storage goes, some people have found wire hanging organizers or even over-the-door shoe holders to be highly useful. Shoe organizers can come in handy for holding things like scrapbooking punches or paints.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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Another fun addition to any crafting space is an inspiration board. You can pin fabric swatches, magazine clippings, or sketches of project ideas there for later. This keeps them from getting lost in the shuffle and also gives your crafting space your own personal flair.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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IMPROVISE STORAGE CONTAINERS

Customized plastic bins are a commonly seen choice for crafting storage, but there’s no harm in using unconventional items to organize your supplies.

Organizing solutions for other rooms of your house can work just as well in your crafting space. Bathroom totes, ordinarily used for carrying body wash and shampoo, can just as easily hold stickers, markers, and craft paper – not to mention they are portable! The same applies to cutlery holders; use them for pencils, pens, rubber bands, and any other odds and ends you need to keep together.

Things that may sound strange when used with crafting, such as pill containers or fishing lure organizers, can prove to have the perfect size compartments for smaller pieces you need to store.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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One trend that has been circulating crafting blogs is to wrap embroidery floss and threads around clothes pins to keep them from getting tangled.

A lot of people use mason jars to hold various supplies, but what about other types of food containers? Old cereal boxes, coffee cans, oatmeal canisters, spice jars and more can be converted into storage units with minimal effort. Make sure they are clean of any remaining food debris, then you can decorate them to coordinate with the theme of your crafting space.

How to Organize Your Crafting Space

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Coffee cans can hold larger items like scissors and tape, while spice jars are ideal for smaller materials like sequins or glitter.

 

How do you organize your own crafting space? Did we give you any ideas you hadn’t thought of before? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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