Keeping Your Craft Room Organized

For those who are into crafts, they soon discover that they end up with a large selection of supplies that they keep adding to. It doesn’t take long before the craft room becomes disorganised. When this happens, it can take the pleasure out of this type of hobby or in some cases, the craft business.

Sorting Out the Categories

Some craftspeople focus on one type of craft, while others are involved in several different styles. The first step is to sort the craft supplies into their applicable categories.

Common Items

There are many craft supplies that can be used for multiple crafts. With these, there are often several pieces that are different sizes or colours. They can be challenging to store. Some examples are:

  • Ribbon: These come in different colours and sizes. The best way to store these is by size then colour and house them in a drawer. Wrapping each of them around a piece of cardboard will prevent them from becoming tangled.
  • Paper: This is another common craft item similar to ribbon in that it comes in different sizes and colours. An excellent way to organise these is to put them in magazine holders.

An Organized Crafts Table

Even if the rest of the crafts room is somewhat organised, the crafts table often is not. This can be rectified by investing in a kitchen island that has storage beneath it.

Sewing Crafts

For those who are into sewing crafts, there are a lot of various items used that need to be appropriately organised. A long dowel can be used to store the selection of threads. Jars can be used to keep the sewing items such as thread spools and needles. Then for material, this can be stacked in a multiple cubby hole rack.

The key to organising the craft room is to store the items so they can be easily seen but are kept organised, so they do not become damaged or hidden. An unorganised crafts room often leads the craftsperson to buy duplicate items because they couldn’t find the originals.