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Organizing Craft Supplies

7 Hacks for Organizing Craft Supplies

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Organizing Craft Supplies

A new year is coming up soon. Are you ready for the end of year cleaning up and organizing craft supplies for the new projects you have planned?

As a crafter, I have loads of accessories and fabrics. Frankly, I do not clean up every time I finish. Things get cluttered as I work and this will turn to a disaster by end of the year. Space is precious. It requires skill to utilize my limited space. I will show you my decluttering and organizating hacks.  I hope it will help you take up the end of year decluttering challenge and you welcome the new year with a refreshed and organized working area.

Uncover the Boxes

Open Boxes

Do you have boxes that have not been touched for years? Time to uncover them. I have a very bad habit (you may have it too) of putting everything in a box and pretend everything is “organized”. I always find fabric scraps, useless packaging, pieces of threads, even paper bits, inside these boxes.

The truth is, I am hiding garbage and building my own mess.  The first thing we should do is open up all the boxes, and sort out the useless things, and organize the things we should keep. You will be surprised by how much trash and junk you are hiding from yourself.

Categorizing Craft Supplies

As I said earlier, I like to put things into boxes to so my working area looks “neat”. But while the individual boxes look neat, you must still open all these boxes in order to get what you are looking for.

Many times, I had to ransack each box to find the specific color of accessory that I wanted. Instead, buy transparent boxes for your tools and accessories. For ites that have different color assortments – floss, buttons, beads, etc., classify them by color tone. This will make your life easier when you are looking for a matching color accessory for your project. You can simply look through these transparent boxes and locate the things you need.

Pegboard

Vertical space is the best solution when you are looking for more space. Pegboards are an easily installed way to organize and they offer the most storage space. Look around your working area. Have you ever thought of making use of vertical spaces for extra storage? Empty walls can be used for pegboard, which will maximize storage space for your limited area.

I love to use pegboards to organize my tools and accessories. I have so many boxes of tools and materials that I must store in a way that allows me to have an empty desk for my projects.

Pegboard Jars

Pegboard Jars

I use pegboard for all my extra material, such as fabrics, plush filling, books, spools, cutters, markers, needles, etc. Then I use the clear pegboard jars for the tools and accessories that I frequently use – needles, buttons, push buttons, safety pins, laces, charms, etc. Setting up my own pegboard system is one of my most important tips for small space storage.

These pegboard jars are clear and hang sturdily on the pegboard with the exclusive jar top mechanism. You can see what is inside the jars without searching through your drawers or boxes anymore. It is convenient for me to work in a small space, but still able to have access to all my craft supplies at my fingertips.



Pegboard Cups

World Axiom Pegboard Cups

Crafters have different tools – rolling cutter, cutters, fabric scissors, rulers, markers, glues, color pencils, etc. These tools are normally longer in size and many of them cannot be hung to the pegboard directly. I use the Pegboard Cups to organize them.

Each different item is organized by individual cup and lined up on my pegboard. I can reach any tool I need easily. These cups are especially useful because you can simply take the cup out and put it on the desk whenever you want to.


Pegboard Rings

Pegboard Hook Rings

Some of the tools I use constantly may need a bit of thought to determine the right accessory to go with the pegboard. My glue gun for instance, the tip of it is extremely hot when I use it. If I have to leave it on the desk to cool down before I put it away, it takes up space on my desk. Instead, I use this metal pegboard ring to hold the glue gun which allows more free space on my desk. 

I also hang my fabrics on the ring. It is very convenient to flip through the fabrics and choose the right one. You can even use the ring to decorate your work space by putting a plant in it.



Pegboard Shelf

Pegboard Shelf

Books are one of the things that occupy my working space. I have plenty of sewing and other reference books which help me in preparing the next craft project. I have a pegboard shelf on the pegboard which organized my books using the vertical space.

This is a very simple shelfing system which includes 2 metal triangular brackets that sturdily hook to the pegboard and piece of MDF wood board. You can put anything on it, not juat books, providing a very useful storage space.


Take Up The Decluttering Challenge

Are you ready to take up the end of year decluttering challenge? It is never too late to start cleaning up and organizing your working area. Small space, unlimited creativity. Follow my advice and a decluttered workspace will not be just a dream.

Spring is around the corner, I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.

6 Amazing Small Space Organization Hacks for Your Craft Room

Spring is around the corner, I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.

If you live in the city, space is precious. It requires skill to utilize the limited space; if you have  a hobby you need a little bit more skill to manage your space. I am a sewing enthusiast; when I start working at my sewing corner I face the same challenges that every other crafter may encounter – not enough space to store all my sewing tools and accessories and it is hard to find things when I need them. All these problems point to the same fundamental issue – poor organization.  I have learned some small space organization methods and skills in my sewing journey and I would like to share them with you.

embroidery

Sorting

All crafters start building their work corner in their own fashion. Over time, the working corner becomes messy and cluttered. Most people (including me) simply put everything in a box and close the cabinet door, pretending everything is in the right place and “looks neat” from the outside. The truth is, we are building our own mess. The first lesson we need to learn is to sort out the useless things and organize the things we should keep. You should let anything go which have not been touched more than a year. You will be surprised by the number of things that can be discarded if you stick to this rule.

Spring is around the corner, I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.
Sorting

Classification

Crafters have so many tools and accessories – needles, spools, floss, buttons, charms, etc. I used to put them in boxes – needles in one box, floss in one box, spools in one box, buttons in one box. Although the individual boxes look neat, you must open all these boxes in order to get what you are looking for.

Many times, I needed to ransack each box in order to find the specific color of accessory that I wanted. You can buy some transparent boxes for your tools and accessories. For something which may have different color assortment – floss, buttons, beads, you may classify them by color tone. This will make your life easier when you are looking for a matching color accessory for your project. You can simply look through these transparent boxes and locate the things you need.

Vertical Space

Vertical Space

Cleaning things out is always the best way to start organizing and create more space. If you are still looking for more space after this, vertical space is your solution. Look around your working area.  Are there empty walls? Have you ever thought of making use of these vertical spaces for extra storage? These empty walls can be used for cupboards, shelves or pegboards which will maximize storage space for your limited area.

Spring is around the corner,  I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.

Shelves and Pegboards

Shelves and pegboards are an easily installed way to organize and offer the most storage space. I love to use shelves and pegboards to store my tools and accessories. I have so many different boxes of tools and materials that I must store in a way that allows me to have an empty desk for my projects.

The shelves store all my extra material, such as fabrics, plush filling, books, spools, etc. Then I use the pegboard for all the tools and accessories that I frequently use – needles, embroidery floss, embroidery brackets, scissors, buttons, etc. Setting up my own pegboard system is one of my most important and efficient tips for small space storage. It is so convenient for me to work in a small space but still able to have access to all my things at my fingertips.

Spring is around the corner, I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.

Pegboard Jars

I use a lot of small accessories or tools for my projects – needles, pins, chalk, buttons, etc. In the past, I put them in different small boxes and stored them in a drawer. Over time, the drawer was stuffed with other unnecessary things and became quite messy. I had to dig out the things I needed every time I worked.

After I set up my pegboard system, I used clear pegboard jars for all my craft accessories. I put my needles, pins, bobbins, thread cutter, buttons, in different jars. They are organized by individual jar and lined up on my pegboard. I can reach any jar I need easily. These jars are especially useful because you can see what is inside the jars without searching through your drawers or boxes anymore.

Spring is around the corner, I am going to show you 6 small space organization hacks for decluttering and reorganizing your craft space.

Clean up

I use a lot of tools and material for each of my projects. Most of the projects I work on cannot be finished in a day. I used to leave my unfinished work and messy desk behind and continue the next day. I built more and more mess every day and eventually lost my work area. No matter how late it is, be responsible and clean up your craft corner. Keeping your space tidy, organized, and clean is important. It will not only look great from the outside, it will also save you time from searching and make you work efficiently.

It is never too late to start cleaning up and organizing your working area. Small space, unlimited creativity. Consider my suggestions and use your small space efficiently and effectively.