When you tackle craft room organization, you have the ability to create a room where creativity can soar!
Having multiple unfinished projects can lead to a lot of disorganization. So can owning all the supplies that go into crafting. But with this craft room organization guide, you’ll have a room where you can create endless amounts of projects!
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Easy Craft Room Organization
Let’s look at some simple craft room organization steps. This is a brief guide with some essential tips. If you looking for a detailed guide that will explain step-by-step how to organize your craft room and beyond, check out the Take Back Control eBook – it’s filled with encouragement and techniques that will transform your organizing routines.
If you follow all of these tips, you will have a room with space to create and finish projects and dream of new ones.
Create A Craft Room Design Layout
The first place you want to start with craft room organization is to create a craft room design layout. Take out a sheet of paper and draw your room. Start outlining where to store your projects and where you want your workspace located.
You need to look at the big picture. Decide if you have enough room for all the projects you want to tackle and still have room to actually create the projects too.
There are a lot of hanging organizers and creative craft storage solutions, so start by creating sections in the room for each project, then you can decide where in each section to store the supplies.
Decide which unfinished projects to keep
Now that you have an idea of what the room will look like, begin letting go of unfinished projects that you honestly won’t ever pick up again.
Purging projects that you won’t ever pick up again leaves room for the things you want to accomplish. Plus, there is something mentally freeing about letting go of these things. Don’t let the guilt of never finishing them weigh you down.
Organize by Craft Type
The next step to craft room organization is to put everything you own where it belongs. Once you have the room outlined and you have decided which supplies and projects to keep, it’s time to figure out where to put the remaining supplies.
The easiest way to organize your supplies is by the type of craft for which they can be used. Put all your sewing supplies in one corner, your printing tools in another.
Then, when are you ready to tackle a craft, you will have everything you need right there in front of you.
Resist the Impulse to Buy Things On Sale
A beautifully organized craft room can stay this clean if you resist the urge to keep filling it with more stuff. Make a rule: only buy things for crafts that you will complete in the next few months.
If a sale is honestly too good to be true, then bring the items into your room and figure out what to take out of the room. Replacing unused items will prevent your room from running out of storage space.
Use Hanging Organizers
The most efficient use of space is to hang them up in hanging organizers. Hanging organizers can hold any of your supplies. Buy a different one for each project you are tackling! Then, all you have to do is pull out the hanging organizer with all your supplies in one place.
Having your supplies in a hanging organizer is extra helpful because it makes cleanup super easy too! No more trying to figure out where to put something – every item has a separate pocket.
Keep Counters Clear & Clean
The best thing about a craft room is having space to do your crafts. Hang up your supplies in a hanging organizer so you free up countertop space.
You’ll stay motivated to keep your room organized and clean if it is a pleasant and peaceful place in which to create. So as you organize all your supplies, make it a goal to maintain open space on the horizontal surfaces.
Clearly Label Everything
Finally, the goal of craft room organization is to be able to walk into the room and know exactly where everything is. Label the boxes and hanging organizers so you can see at a glance where everything is stored.
There are printable labels free online. Or you can purchase chalkboard labels that you can write and rewrite on as you change up your craft room.
Now that you have some ideas for craft room organization, let’s look at something even more specific. Let’s get into exactly how to store your craft supplies.
5 Clever Ways To Store Craft Supplies
Are your craft supplies out of control? Use these clever home storage ideas to organize and tackle all the clutter in your craft room!
Whether you sew, paint, woodwork, or knit, as a crafter, you can be sure of one thing – it will probably get messy. Even if you start a project with the tidiest intentions, it’s all too easy for your home to become a whirlwind of fabric scraps, hot glue guns, and other craft supplies.
Fortunately, there are some smart storage solutions you can implement in your home to wrangle your craft supplies and get everything organized.
Here are a few clever ways to make craft room organization happen by storing your supplies neatly.
1. Pick up some pegboard.
If you have a desk, table, or other dedicated craft space in your home, consider hanging a piece of pegboard on a nearby wall to help you store and organize your craft supplies.
Pegboard is the perfect craft storage solution because it’s so versatile – you can add hooks, pegs, and other holders to accommodate whatever you need to keep out of the way. With a little thought and effort, you can organize yours in a way that also looks attractive, making it a focal point of your space. Check out Pinterest for some inspiration!
2. Invest in clear containers.
When you store your craft supplies in colored containers, it can be tough to keep everything organized. While tinted containers do make it a bit easier to hide your mess, clear glass or plastic bins, boxes and bowls will allow you to quickly and easily find what you’re looking for, especially if you’re working with lots of different-colored items.
3. Create your own craft cart.
If you don’t have a dedicated crafting space in your home and have to take over the kitchen table or common area to craft, consider investing in a rolling metal utility cart.
These carts are durable, affordable, and easy to maneuver, making them the perfect mobile solution for your craft supplies. Choose a cart sized to suit your stash and load it up with whatever you need!
4. Use the space already available in your home.
You don’t always have to purchase separate storage solutions to organize your craft supplies and keep clutter in check. Instead, see what space is already available in your home and make it work for you.
A half-empty linen closet or corner of the kitchen pantry can be the perfect place to store craft stuff if you don’t have anywhere else to put it!
5. Get creative!
Many household items and goods can be transformed into storage solutions if you can think outside the box. Spice racks with clear jars can be a great way to keep little things like buttons, paper clips, and rhinestones in order.
Unused filing cabinets or nightstands can be transformed to store fabrics, art supplies and more. Visit Goodwill or another resale shop and see if you can find some treasures to transform into useful (and affordable) ways to keep your craft supplies at bay.
With these solutions in mind, you should be well-equipped to tackle your crafting clutter and get organized for good! Have you tried any storage solutions for craft supplies that have worked particularly well? Leave a comment below and share!
Craft Room Organization – Solved!
That’s all you need to know! Are you ready to tackle your craft room organization? Use all or one of these ideas and transform your craft room into a place where your creativity can fly.
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