Dreaming about Pinterest projects? Do you want to spend more time on your crafting, but your designated space is too overwhelming? Transform your chaotic craft room into a hobbyist’s haven!
This part is so important! Just like any organization project, you need to visually understand what you are working with. Pull out all of the bins of scrapbook paper and all of the shoeboxes full of knitting needles. Once you actually see the volume of stuff you have, you can start to sort. Divide it all into piles of items to keep, and items to get rid of. Things that haven’t been used in over a year can go. Yes, even that cute cross-stitch pattern that you’ve been hoarding since 2014 and never worked on. As soon as you have these sorted, make sure to get rid of those items in the “get-rid-of” pile! Don’t stash them in another room to take up unnecessary space.
Now you are left with your necessary items divide this pile even further into categories unique to your hobbies. Whatever your preference, keeping like items together means that they are easier to find. Easier to find means you waste less time and stress digging through all of your stuff. Here is a sample list:
- Sewing materials
- Sewing supplies like needles, thread, etc.
- Scrapbook decals
- Tools like scissors, glue, safety pins, etc.
All too often, the adage “out of sight, out of mind” becomes reality in the case of our beloved supplies. Items like clear bins, baskets, and shelving units will be your best assets. You want everything to be easily accessible and visible. So instead of piling bins on top of each other, slide them onto their own shelves. That way you can access the bottom one without having to muscle past all of the other bins. Then once you’ve organized everything the way you need, pull out that label maker and start labelling!