If you’re a crafter, I’m sure you have issues with craft room storage. Yarn,paint, and scrapbooking supplies, all need a spot to call their own.
A reader of mine graciously shared her before and after pictures and how she went about organizing her craft room after reading my blog! Thanks so much, Stephany!
It all started with an email asking for help. So many people just need to be told how to START a project. You know what needs to be done, but you need a fresh pair of eyes!
So I asked Stephany if she wanted to be a virtual organization guinea pig. I wasn’t really sure how it would go, but we both decided to give it a try…
I emailed her the follow 3 thoughts and sent her on her way…
Then Stephany got to work:
As you can tell, there’s projects and inspiration overfilling Stephany’s craft room!
Look at these adorable stamps that she designed!
The cabinets shown above are mainly for storing fabric.
The drawers contain mainly supplies for paper crafting.
Look at these cute drawers for scrapbooking supplies! I love them!
This picture includes overflowing hand-me-down ribbon that she couldn’t bring herself to get rid of, 5 or 6 BIG sewing projects (which don’t need to be at her feet every day, staring at k=her and she can’t get to them anytime soon). Steph found some empty bins in her master closet so she knew she could use them for these!
Doesn’t it look so much better?!
She found another basket that holds her handmade accordion-style jewelry stands. She used to display these as on top of the hanging shelves. This basket works for two reasons; One (the obvious), now I have more room up top for storage – plus it looks so much better! And two, she can just grab this bin when it’s craft fair time instead of fumbling around with the two awkward and heavy wooden stands. If any jewelry falls, it will land in the basket!
So how did those 3 questions help?
1. Go Up With Storage - She first thought she’d have to buy more cabinets but realized she could stack the ones she had and add shelves in between to give herself counter space back. She had bought the shelves awhile back but they were just being used as desk tops. Now one of them holds a top shelf holding scrapbooks, quilt projects, apothecary jars and a paper carousel. The other is used as a desk holding Stephany’s die cutter. Underneath she stores her bin full of stamps. They are now easy to get to, which is crucial.
2. Clean Up 30 Minutes Every 3 Days - On day three after a finished project she takes the time to put everything away, which she says is nice to have that space back. Three days later she did it again and now feels motivated to keep going so she could accomplish my next tip.
3. Make More Space By Moving Out “Older Passions” To Another Area Outside The Craft Room - This tip really got Stephany thinking. She went through drawers and cabinets to find older passions and found lots of stuff that she could either donate or throw away. Before she knew it, she was putting like things together and finding much better homes for the things she regularly uses! Instead of storing things in another room, though, she did move things she know she won’t get to right away up high.
Here’s the complete before and after pictures!
You can check out Steph’s blog post here: Craft Room Organization
It looks so fantastic!
If you’d like to try a virtual session with me view the details here: Virtual Organziation