With the season of changing leaves, Halloween costumes, and Winter holiday preparation almost upon us, now is the time to get your home craft room into shape. Give everything its own place and you’ll end up less stressed, more productive, and freer to do what you love.
Here are some things to consider when you’re ready to get organized:
Portable craft storage is helpful when your craft room has multiple uses (like eating dinner). Plus, it’s nice to wheel your supplies right next to you. To see if portable storage is right for you, ask yourself some simple questions:
- Do you work in a multi-purpose room?
- Do you store everything in a closet or corner?
- Do you move my work to other rooms or locations?
- Do you want my craft supplies within arm’s reach at all times?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, a rolling cart is right for you. These range in size and have wheels with locking casters for stability. Handles along the top make transport easier.
Size and Function
Think about what you’re storing and the space you have for storage carts and racks. Take measurements of your craft room, closet, and equipment to see what your options are. Figure out what needs stored and then decide how many drawers or shelves you want. We offer rolling carts with up to 15 drawers. For dual-function, consider a craft desk with storage. Use the surface for drawing, painting, or designing and store your supplies in the attached drawers.
If you’re a scrapbooker, you’ll need wide storage space. Blue Hills Studio’s 8-Drawer Dual Shelf Multi-Colored Storage Cart has drawers wide enough to fit all of your 12” x 12” scrapbook paper. Other bins can hold glue, scissors, embellishments, markers, and more. Plus, the two shelves can house your Cricut or Silhouette, die-cut machine, and label maker.
Artists or designers that create large canvases or prints need a way to keep their work organized and safe. A print rack, like the Martin Design Avanti Metal Print Rack, can house large pieces and is angled, making it easy to flip through work. Rubber padding at the bottom keeps your word from sliding around and getting damaged.
Craft room organization furniture comes in many colors and styles, so choose what looks right in your space. Carts with different colored drawers might even help you stay more organized. You can keep track of what to put where just based on color.
Bonus Craft Room Organization Tips
Feeling the organization bug? Here are some more organization tips and craft storage ideas.
- Use empty pill bottles or baby food jars to store beads, metal pieces, or small scrapbooking embellishments.
- Make drawer dividers out of cereal boxes and scrapbook paper
- Use silicone muffin pans or ice cube trays for storing and sorting larger embellishments and buttons
- Wrap your embroidery floss around clothespins and then stick these in a small bowl or divider
- Keep a craft room inventory list so that you know what to restock on when you have a coupon
- Wrap ribbon around poster board or cardboard and arrange by holiday, pattern, and color
- Use a 3-ring binder to store your unmounted stamps
- Label everything, especially if your kids use your space
What will you create with your newly organized space? Here are some fun fall craft ideas to get your creativity flowing and motivate you to clean up your space.
- Fall Mug Cozy: Prepare yourself for pumpkin spice coffee by crocheting a fall-themed cozy for your favorite tumbler or mug.
- Rustic Fall Wreath: Create a custom front door or mantle decoration inspired by fall colors and nature. Put a twist on it and add your family’s monogram or house number.
- Trolls Halloween Costume: Sew and put together this costume for your little Trolls fanatic. Or, check out some other DIY Halloween costume ideas.
How do you organize your craft space? Let us know!
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