A while ago a reader commented that I should write a post sharing my craft storage organization ideas and hope that you all comment and share yours so we can all learn from each other, so that’s what we’re going to do today.
- Empty glass jars (jam, pickle, baby food) – they’re clear so you can immediately see what’s in there.
- Shoe boxes – cover shoe boxes with paper so they’re all matching or coordinating with your color scheme. Kids shoe boxes are great because they’re usually more square, but any kind will do. I like to use shoe boxes for in/out boxes, mail sorting, etc. Lined up on a bookshelf looks really nice and organized, especially if they’re labeled.
- Mugs/cups – these are great for pens or anything tall and skinny.
- Spice rack – those little jars are perfect for odds and ends.
- Dresser – an old and unused dresser is great for a craft room. Dresser drawers can hold plenty of fabric, paper, and any of those other large and awkward items that are always a pain to store.
- Plastic bowls – I found two large matching plastic kitchen bowls at Smiths a few weeks ago on clearance for $.75 a piece. Keep your eyes peeled for kitchen clearance items since bowls, cups, etc. could also house craft products.
- Glass candle jars – once your candles are all gone, scrape out the wax and use those for storage.
- Candy jars – these come in so many fun shapes and sizes and can hold anything.
Two other things can help you in your quest to get organized.
- Look for little containers and jars at yard sales and thrift stores. A person hardly ever needs to buy stuff like that brand new with all the second hand stuff going around.
- Label everything. Your craft room (or any room) will look much more organized if everything is labeled. Use pretty fonts and colors so it’s not boring. You’ll also save time looking for things if everything is labeled. Here are some places you can get pretty labels.
- Lunch Labels 1 (Some of these wouldn’t work in a craft room, but others are adorable!)
- Lunch Labels 2
- Monogram Labels
- Medallion Design 1 (not really a label, but pretty so I couldn’t pass it up.)
- Medallion Design 2
- Spice Labels (print on self-adhesive labels. most have spice names on them, but there are a few blank ones)
I really want to hear your organizational tips and tricks, so leave a comment and share. Thanks! (And today is my 4th wedding anniversary. Love you, Boyd!)