Tips For Organizing Your Workspace
Tips for Organizing your Craft Space
- Get frequently used items out in front so they can be quickly found. If it’s a recipe book, keep it on a stand on the kitchen counter. Keep scissors and markers in a tool caddy on top of the sewing desk.
- Make fabric visible by wrapping it on cardboard sheets or fabric organizers. If it's not readily visible, it won't be used.
- Use small containers to organize pins, buttons, snaps and sewing needles. These neat little twist top containers hold smaller items and twist together so they can be stacked.
- Organize sewing patterns in a file drawer, in a basket or hanging from racks. In order to find the needed pattern and keep all the pieces together, it’s important to have a good organization system.
- Use task-specific storage containers. For every craft, there is a bin. There are containers to hold long knitting needles. There is a bin to hold all Cricut cartridges – consolidate all of those boxes into one slim case. There are stackable tubs for cake decorating supplies and caddies to hold bobbins and pins.
- Go vertical whenever possible. A thread rack on the wall means no more rumbling through a tub of threads. Cutting and drafting rulers hang on a hook.
- Cubbies are another great way to separate and organize all things. Use larger cubbies to hold baskets for stamps, patterns, zippers, paper crafting supplies, paint, glitter and the like. Smaller cubbies allows for sorting all kinds of knick knacks into mason jars or sort small scraps of fabric into neat little stacks.
- Sort through supplies at least once a year. Throw away products that have expired, like old paint or goopy food coloring. Keep a notebook handy to jot down supplies that need to be replaced. Donate useable supplies no longer used or transfer them to a kids’ craft closet.
- Store less frequently used items, such as seasonal crafts and decor, in organized bins outside the main craft space. Consider garage or attic storage. Keep track of bin contents with labels and by grouping like items together. In the same manner, store frequently used items in the rooms where they are most often used.