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Today I’ve decided to discuss organization in the craft room. For weeks I’ve poured over ideas and pinned pages of tips and tricks.
Organizing is not an easy task for me. I have too many interests that I try to shove into a 10’x 12’room!
Can anyone out there relate to this?
I set specific areas for each of my hobbies. A section of my room is for sewing, a section for knitting and one for painting. Trouble is, after one of my creative marathons…well, ugh. Last year I made six quilts, knitted scarves and boot cuffs and paintings for Christmas gifts. When the whirlwind of December passed I was left looking at a mound of mess in January. In addition to that, those precious items that I would buy here and there began to accumulate and before I knew it I was completely out of room.
So yeah, it’s time.
How do I purge? Very carefully! I’m cautious and take one drawer or shelf at a time. I make a decision as to whether or not I’ll use it or part with it. If I decide to part with it, I’ll think of my family or friends first. What doesn’t go to them, I’ll donate. For example, I’ve put together a large stash of yarn and crochet needles neatly in a rolling tote for my sister. She’s just learning to crochet. The fabric that no one else wanted, I’ve already donated. Senior centers, thrift stores, knitting or quilting groups are some great options.
Now I’m left with the things I do want, and it’s time to organize. My fabric was stored in totes ( many totes ) and so I’ve decided to wrap them on to mini bolts and store them in a book-case. The wrapping took quite a while, but was worth it. Now my fabric is visible to me. Same goes for my thread. I purchased a few spool holders for my wall.
To control the clutter on my desk I purchased a spinning caddie. I still have more to do, but I’m making progress. I’ll keep you updated as I go. Do you have a storage idea? How do you keep your craft room organized?
I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to post your comments.