How to Organize Your Craft Supplies

About 6 months ago, I went into organizing overdrive thanks to the Marie Kondo craze. I did our closets, panty, kitchen drawers, everything. Most things haven’t stayed as organized as I’d like them to be, but one area that it still looking fabulous is my craft area. Before I get into the organizational nitty gritty, I realize that I haven’t shared any photos of what I lovingly call “craft central”.  It all came about when Joey and I decided to split the attic space in half. He turned his side into a pretty awesome music / guitar jam space room, and I made a space where all my crafting dreams could come true.

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It’s pretty basic. I have a table with my sewing machine, cabinets upon cabinets for storage, and everything is nicely labeled due to a wild night with a glass of wine and my vintage label maker. Because nothing spells a party like a label making frenzy on a Friday night, ya know?

So how did I achieve this organizational win? Let me tell you:

  1. I definitely followed what my idol Marie Kondo recommends, and I started by clearing out all of my supplies. I tossed things that were old or that I hadn’t used in ages. Like a billion pipe cleaners in awful neon colors. I have no idea why I had those lurking in my supplies.
  2. Then I brought in some metal cabinets from Ikea for some closed storage, with closed being the keyword. For my huge rolls of paper and fabric, I used an old metal barrel from Goodwill Outlet that was covered in pink polka dot wrapping paper.
  3. I used bins within the cabinets to separate everything. Having a variety of bins in different sizes is really helpful to maximize space. I would also recommend clear organizing bins which can be very helpful when trying to quickly grab something.
  4. For things like acrylic paint and paintbrushes, we use an art storage box, which stores the supplies in designated sections.
  5. I put things that I wanted easy access to in storage boxes and placed them on top of the cabinet. That’s where the vintage label maker came in very handy. Because it gave the plain storage boxes a kind of old school vibe that I’m digging. I think I bought these boxes at Ikea years ago.

There you have it, a few simple steps to keeping your craft supplies in order.

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I’ll leave you with a photo of my yarn and string collection because I find it oddly calming to look at an organized bin.

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