Crafts. Who doesn't like them? However, hobbies such as this one can be messy and take up a lot of your space. That is when organization skills come in handy. No need for all that messiness. Craftroom organization will help you clean out your hobby area and even get some new ideas – so, let's dive in!
Decluttering is your number one priority
Yes, before we start with storage ideas and ways to organize your valuable tools, you will need to say goodbye to some of the items you have stashed in your craftroom. Hoarding unnecessary tools and leftover materials is definitely your biggest enemy when it comes to craftroom organization. This is not a moment to get all sentimental, even though chances are you will probably go to that place. Once you start going through all your stashed goods, you will find so many things you forgot you had, and they will all seem fun and reusable. But are they really? Will you really use that old paint again? Is it even possible? No. You need to get detached from these feelings right away and get rid of everything you won't be needing anymore.
What to do with the items you don't really need anymore?
Not everything needs to end up in your trash can. What can you do? Here are some ideas:
It is time for you to organize everything nicely
Yes, craftroom organization will take some of your time (even more than it seems in the beginning). However, once you finish organizing your tools, projects, and materials, your craftroom will get a new look that you'll love.
Here are some unique storage ideas
Even though sorting and organizing things in your craftroom doesn't sound like a lot of fun, it can be. Make this task into a DIY project that you'll love.
Your craftroom doesn't have to be ugly or messy. It should blend into the other decor in your house. And that is precisely where wicker baskets come in handy. Turn your messy craftroom into an organized space by labeling wicker baskets and sorting your supplies accordingly.
Some materials need to be easily accessible and ready to use at all times. Remember those pegboards you saw at your local crafts store? You can make your own! Add some color, use different frames and containers, and voila! You got yourself a piece of art that won't just make your room look beautiful and neat, but that will also help you stay organized.
Closets and shelves
Let's be honest – not every material looks appealing. The same goes for tools. That is why not everything needs to be on display. That is where your old bedroom closet plays a role. This is the moment you should use your knowledge and remake it into an organizational unit that will not only help you clear out your craftroom, but that will add to its decor. On the other hand, some items need to be stored away. And if you need a place to store furniture or other items for a long time – you should definitely consider renting a storage unit in your area.
Also, adding a shelf or two might be a good idea. Look for containers, bins, and boxes of all shapes and sizes to incorporate and use them to add some storage space.
Remaking your old closet won't be as easy at is seems at first. There will be a lot of carrying things around, and that is why you should consider asking for some assistance. Let professionals help you reorganize your storage space. DIY projects are fun, but you don't overdo it. Ask for help when you need it!
Things you can add to your craftroom closet
Paper storage shelving will not only help you stay organized, but it will also keep your materials wrinkle-free. Paper towel holders can be used for ribbons, tapes, etc., you name it. And in the end – a magnetic wall. Hang it on the inner side of your crafts closet, and there are countless ways in which you can use it.
Reuse everything that makes sense
You are crafty and you like giving old things a new look. That is why you need to put everything you know and can make into this project. Go around your house and look for items that can serve another purpose. Turn old jelly jars into cute catchalls for loose buttons. None of this has to be expensive, it’s simply a matter of having a spot for everything, and knowing where that spot is.
Remember – you need to keep things tidy
Once you start thinking about the craftroom organization, many unique storage ideas will come to mind. However, the secret to making your craftroom nice and beautiful is staying tidy, at all times. Don't let this project take too much of your time, and don't get carried away. Make sure all your items serve a purpose and can be used for future projects. Looking cute just won't make the cut this time.
On the other hand, redecorating and reorganizing your hobby room might be fun this one time. But it won't be the next one. This is why you need to do things the right way. Stay focused and try to create as much storage as possible. Declutter – sort – label. And once you do, you will be surprised by the end result.
Site last updated 19. February 2020