A craft room, sewing room, scrapbooking room, etc., whatever you choose call it, can get quite messy. With the many small items, large items and everything in between, how do you keep your craft area clean and organized or just plain under control?
It's not easy but here are some great tips for getting started. As usual, start your organizing by going through everything you have, grouping similar items, getting rid of those things you don't need, and taking an inventory. Once you have your inventory, you will have a better idea of what methods will work best for storage.
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A pegboard is a great way to use a wall. You can add shelves, hooks, etc. to make it work for your space. You can get them at your local home improvement store and a bit a paint can make it even more fun and exciting.[/caption]
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Storage boxes are a great way to keep those smaller items easily accessible. A clear bin is best because you can see what is inside, and with the many sizes and shapes, there is bound to be some that will work for you.[/caption]
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We love this idea of using a pant hanger to hold spools of ribbon. If you've got a closet to use for storage, this would be a great addition.[/caption]
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We love the use of skinny shelves on this wall. Paints work very well with this option and it brings a pop of color to the wall in the process. We also love the washi tape spool holder. .[/caption]
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If you have the table or counter space, this is a great way to store your scrapbook paper.[/caption]
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If you have a closet, use your space wisely. A hanging sweater organizer is a great way to store scrapbook paper. The plastic containers help keep it all organized as well. This is also a great solution for fabric storage.[/caption]
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Another great use for a pegboard. Add some dowel rods and you can store your thread on your wall as well.[/caption]
With your items all organized, it's time to get started on your next project! Enjoy your organized, beautiful and functional craft area!
It's National Clean Off Your Desk Day. What better day to start all that office organization you've been putting off doing? If you are feeling overwhelmed, here are some advice that may help you get started!
As with any other area you are organizing, be sure you go through everything and take an inventory. Once you know what you have, here are some items that will help you get your items organized and easy to find.
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Make the most of your vertical space. A stacking organizer will help make the most of your space and keep your items in their place. Add some labels and it should be easy to keep items in their place![/caption]
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Sometimes a great organizer for your pens, scissors, post-its, etc., is all you need to keep your desk in shape. This great organizer keeps everything in it's place while making it all easy to access by spinning.[/caption]
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If you have the wall space, use it to your advantage. A well organized wall is a great way to keep things off your desk while still making them easy to get.[/caption]
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Another great option for your wall - shelves and boxes. These will help get things off your desk and keep the items you don't need as often out of the way, but still in sight.[/caption]
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Sometimes a simple organizer in your drawer will help keep your small, easy-to-lose, items in their spots.[/caption]
Your office is really a work in progress. Make sure it is always working for you and you are keeping your items organized. Sometimes taking a day every few months to re-evaluate is the best route. A re-evaluation lets you notice what is working and what may not be working as well as it should. Don't be afraid to change it up, when things are getting disorganized too quickly.
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