Make your crafting space work for you by using some of these craft room organization ideas to help you set up your craft room storage system and increase your productivity.
Hey, y’all! Are you in need of some craft room organization inspiration? Did you know that getting your crafting area organized boosts both creativity and productivity?
Well, as it turns out, there are terrific ways to simplify the process and make it work FOR you.
Whether you’re a tidy crafter or design in chaos, you need to put your project supplies ‘somewhere.’ Folks that create multiple projects – wreaths, mini albums scrapbooks, and jewelry, for example, will have all kinds of supplies, tools, gadgets, and gizmos.
This is why we’re so excited to have one of our DecoExchange team members, Joni from Belle Chase Wreaths, here today helping us with ideas for craft room organization and storage.
She’s also very generously sharing a few pearls of wisdom with you! Take it away, Joni…
Craft Room Storage Plan
I cannot emphasize enough how much of a fan I am of storage. Before you can even begin to organize your space, you need to have systems in place for storing your supplies, tools, and more.
You might find that you need some craft room organization furniture pieces that you can use to store items and keep things organized and out of the way.
There’s no need to buy brand new or expensive pieces – check out Craigslist, flea markets, and garage sales!
In addition to any needed furniture pieces, find a shelving or storage system that works for you. I have always used a very flexible system (Elfa from The Container Store) as I moved a lot and the system adapted well to the closet or space I needed for my “stuff at the time.”
Sometimes, all you have is a bookcase and some bins and that will work just fine. The key is to make it something that’s helpful and works for YOU.
Craft Room Organization Ideas
We lead such busy lives these days that unless we have organization plans in place, we spend more time searching than we do actually being productive.
Craft organization is simply creating ‘homes’ for all your tools and supplies in a way that makes sense to you and allows you to easily find and grab whatever you need when you need it.
“A place for everything, and everything in its place”, as they say!
Here are a few ideas to help you find a home for everything:
Store Similar Items Together
Think of all your tools and supplies.
If you have your paint stuff mixed in with wreath-making tools and t-shirt supplies, you will never find what you want!
Instead, find a way (this goes back to your craft room storage plan) to keep items that serve similar, if not the same, purpose stored together. For example, all of your adhesives should be stored together.
Here are some craft room organization ideas of other items that should be kept together:
- Paper items
For each type of item, see if it makes sense to group them together…are they used on the same types of projects?
Organizing Small Objects
Small items should be contained for two reasons:
- They won’t get lost among all the things.
- You know when your supply gets low – if you have small items scattered all over your crafting area, you really have no idea of your inventory.
You don’t have to buy expensive containers, “Gladware” will do. They are clear and stackable, which is a huge bonus.
Big Items Need Their Own Space Too
Organizing your craft room this way means no lost time finding and setting up your Cricut (or paper cutter or any other machine) when you’re working on a project.
Prioritize Your Supplies
When it comes to craft room organization, keep what you use most within your reach. For me, it’s a divided carousel with scissors, pipe cleaners, glue, floral wire, tools like a wire cutter, pliers, etc.
Things that you don’t use as often can be stored in areas that are slightly less accessible, and items that you hardly ever use can be stored in labeled totes and containers.
Use A Rolling Cart
A tiered rolling cart is nice for keeping items close by – even if your project takes you to different areas.
Use your rolling cart to store your:
Pick An Accent Color
Who says craft room organization can’t be cute or color coordinated?
Pick an accent color for the room. It makes the area more personal – in the same way, that your kids’ photos placed on your desk at the office adds a touch of home to your space.
I use bins in the accent color (perhaps it’s the color of a piece of furniture in the room) to store supplies I want on hand but don’t necessarily use very often or scraps of things I may need for another project.
Get Rid Of What You Don’t Use
Chances are that you have found many materials and tools that you never need anymore as you organize your craft room. You probably even found multiples of things that will help someone else create some of those craft projects (I know I usually do).
Give away or donate to your local charity/school any items you find that you haven’t used in a long time (say, 6 months).
Keep Your Work Surface Clear
To prevent extra paint drips, glue puddles, etc. on your work surface, put something down that you can work on then toss when your project is complete.
You could use:
- A cutting mat
- Butcher paper
- Flip chart paper
Even a cheap table cloth would work!
Using one of these items to protect your surface where you work, can help maintain the quality of your furniture and will help make them last longer.
A Label Maker Helps Your Craft Room Organization Efforts
If you have several items in stacked bins or boxes, you will save a great deal of time by simply placing a label on it!
I prefer to use the E-Touch but there are many brands out there that are just as good.
More Helpful Craft Room Organization Ideas
Whether you have a project table that doubles as your dining room table, a room in the house, your garage, or a “she shed,” you can use one or more of these tips to maximize your time, productivity, and space for crafting, wreath making, or project designing.
Three Quick Last Thoughts:
- Put it back! Return items after you have completed your project.
- There is a place for everything and everything in its place.
- Don’t waste creative time by having to spend time “looking” for that thing you need.
I hope you found these craft room organization tips helpful for taming your crafting space! With just a little bit of craft room storage and decluttering, you can ditch the frustration and quickly find what you need for your project!
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