It’s no secret that a disorganized home or workspace can be highly frustrating. Not only is it difficult to find anything, but it can also be challenging focusing on the task at hand when everything is a mess. This is why it’s essential to make a concerted effort to organize your craft room. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.
- 1 How to Make the Most of Your Floor Space
- 2 Tip #1 Don’t be afraid to place your workspace against a wall
- 3 Tip #2 Use a cabinet with wheels
- 4 Tip #3 Maximize overhead space with shelving
- 5 Tip #4 Stack your supplies neatly inside of containers
- 6 Tip #5 Make use of deep drawers
- 7 How to Store Your Supplies
- 8 Tip #6 Get a hanging shoe organizer
- 9 Tip #7 Label containers and boxes
- 10 Tip #8 Group supplies by similarity
- 11 Tip #9 Store supplies in transparent containers
- 12 Tip #10 Store your supplies vertically
- 13 Tip #11 Keep frequently used supplies within reach
- 14 Tip #12 Organize your work area by task
How to Make the Most of Your Floor Space
If you’re like most crafters or hobbyists, your craft room is probably small and doesn’t have a lot of floor space. Luckily for you, there are many ways to make the most of your available floor space. Consider these tips:
Tip #1 Don’t be afraid to place your workspace against a wall
There will still be plenty of floor space for your craft supplies. You’ll even be able to use that wall space if you install a coat rack. So, back up your workspace against a wall and keep your supplies near the floor.
Tip #2 Use a cabinet with wheels
If your cabinets don’t come with wheels, then try attaching some. It will make it much easier for you to move them around as needed. You can also opt for drawers instead of doors if there isn’t enough room for you to pull the cabinet out.
Tip #3 Maximize overhead space with shelving
If you have a bunch of stuff that needs to be stored, try hanging storage cabinets from the ceiling instead of piling it on the floor or leaning it up against the wall. Not only will this free up floor space, but it will also make it easier to store less frequently used items.
Tip #4 Stack your supplies neatly inside of containers
This is a great way to keep your supplies organized and easy to access. You can stack boxes inside shelves, place pencils in mason jars or small flower pots, and store yarn inside clear plastic containers.
Tip #5 Make use of deep drawers
Do you have many supplies that don’t fit onto your shelves? No problem! Consider purchasing deep drawers to store more oversized items such as quilting fabric. You can also keep your Gertie patterns and other sewing supplies here if you have any. This way, you can easily reach for them when you have to.
How to Store Your Supplies
Of course, you’re going to need some supplies before you can get started on the organizational process. There are a few things you can do with your supplies to keep them organized and tidy:
Tip #6 Get a hanging shoe organizer
It’s a great way to store all of your ribbons, stamps, inks, and other mediums. You can even purchase a few hanging shoe organizers if you have so many supplies that they won’t all fit on one organizer.
Tip #7 Label containers and boxes
This will prevent you from having to rummage through each container every time you need a specific supply. If it’s difficult for you to write on a container, try using a label maker instead.
Tip #8 Group supplies by similarity
For example, if you have four different scissors, group them on a shelf or in a container. That way, you’ll always know where they are and won’t have to search for them when you need one of them.
Tip #9 Store supplies in transparent containers
This way, you can quickly see when something is missing or needs restocking. These containers are also great for storing punches, stencils, and other small supplies that you’re able to see through.
Tip #10 Store your supplies vertically
Stacking supplies on top of each other can cause them to get easily disorganized. It’s also an excellent way to scratch hard-to-clean surfaces. Instead, place your supplies vertically on racks or inside drawers so that they stand up alone rather than lying flat against a surface.
How to Keep Your Workspace Tidy
If your workspace is a mess, it will be much more difficult for you to find the supplies you need and do your work. So, don’t fall into that trap! Here are some tips for keeping your workspace neatly organized:
Tip #11 Keep frequently used supplies within reach
It’s probably best to keep your most commonly used supplies at eye level or within arm’s reach if you’re constantly crafting. That way, you won’t have to bend down or strain your arms every time you need something.
Tip #12 Organize your work area by task
If you’re in the middle of a large project, it helps to organize your space into specific areas for each task. For example, you may want to stack your fabrics in one area of the room while punching patterns into your cardstock in another.
With a bit of planning and creativity, there’s no reason why your craft room can’t be as organized as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to find what organization system suits you best and will work with your space and personality for the best results.
Give yourself plenty of time to experiment before deciding on one solution to avoid getting frustrated halfway through an organizing project. If all else fails, try different methods until something clicks – indeed, you’ll eventually come up with a plan that works just right for you!
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