Whether your craft room is for your hobby or your occupation, it must be optimized for organization. When you enter your craft room, you should feel inspired, not stressed and overwhelmed. With a few tweaks, you can transform your messy craft room to be the place where you can work comfortably and spark creativity. Here are 10 craft room organization tips you can apply to your craft room today.
Before you start to organize, you should have an idea of what your ideal craft room looks like. Visualizing what your craft room should look like starts with knowing what you will primarily be doing in the craft room. Someone who primarily sews is going to have a craft room that looks a whole lot different than someone who primarily paints. Pinterest is an excellent resource for searching for organization ideas and seeing how certain ideas look. Just make sure they apply to your space.
Having a place to put everything is applicable to every room in your home. For a craft room that has a ton of different supplies and tiny ornaments, it’s even more critical. If you don’t, finding and putting away supplies becomes more complicated than it needs to be.
When it comes to any container or basket you plan on using for storage, try using clear ones. Having see-through containers will help you identify what you need much quicker. Clear containers are also very aesthetically pleasing in a craft room. Unlike a home office where it’s best to keep your equipment as minimalistic as possible, a craft room can showcase all of the wonderful tools at your disposal.
Whether you bought a storage solution from a store or DIYed it, if it isn’t working, you have to either repurpose it or get rid of it. It can be a tough pill to swallow to let go of the storage solutions you spent hours making yourself. But if your crafting needs have changed or they simply aren’t good, it doesn’t make sense to force them to be useful when you’d be better off updating them.
If there are always a handful of supplies that always seem never to be put away, there are two reasons. Number one is that you don’t have a designated place for them. The other reason is that your current storage space for that supply is inadequate and there isn’t enough room to fit it. Regardless of the reason, figure out why these items are always left out and address them immediately.
There is a ton of different options when it comes to what you can do to make use of walls in a craft room. You can keep it pretty basic by merely adding some shelves or rods and placing items on them. A lot of people opt to have pegboards which look fantastic in a craft room and offer more customization to what you can store on them.
While drawers are great for storage, if they’re messy, they aren’t nearly as beneficial as they should be. You can organize them by adding small, flat containers in the drawer. Doing this prevents supplies from being scattered throughout the bottom of the drawer and allows you to group things into categories. You can also add DIY dividers within the drawers with cardboard.
Most people who have craft rooms will have miscellaneous leftover supplies from completed projects. It’s best to have a designated storage container for them so you to keep those leftovers without mixing them in with the rest of your supplies. With that said, it’s critical to clean this container often. If certain supplies are sticking around too often, it’s best to get rid of them.
If you work on multiple projects at a time, it can be inconvenient to have to put all of the supplies for one project away when you know you will be working on it again soon. Having a box or tray designated for paused projects will allow you to transition from project to project without having to hunt everything down again.
Some people keep supplies they know they don’t need because they don’t want to be wasteful. While you should never throw away useful supplies, nobody benefits if they are clogging up space in your craft room. There are a plethora of places you can donate craft supplies to such as schools, children’s hospitals, YMCAs, and non-profit organizations. Donating will help clear space in your craft room and make you feel better about yourself knowing your supplies are going somewhere
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