Craft workspaces are one of the most creative areas in the home. From the design of the space to the individual supplies and tools, everything works together to help spark your inner creativity as you work. Since your craft space is great for making ideas and projects come to life, it’s equally important to make sure the room well kept and manageable. Organization is crucial to be able to create at your best. Before you start your next project, be sure to keep in mind these quick organization tips!
If your space has room for it, you may want to consider setting up an island in the center of your workspace as there are several organizational benefits to doing so. Ideally, the island will serve as the perfect work station. Instead of constantly having to move throughout your space to complete a project, you can confine your work to one area. This way you’ll be able to clearly separate your supplies from your work area and in return, that will help to decrease clutter. Adding an island to your space also allows for plenty of extra storage opportunities as well. If you’re creating your own DIY island, install shelving and cubbies on the side and use them to store your larger machines or baskets of supplies. If you don’t have the time to make your own, you can create an easy alternative by setting up cubby organizers around a table in the center of the room. This trick will make for a similar amount of storage in your space without the time and effort it takes to build your own island.
Creating an efficient storage system in your craft space is key. When it comes to storing supplies and tools, you’ll want to give everything its own place. Finding suitable storage containers and bins can be very helpful in storing your supplies. In some workspaces, clear containers are ideal because you can see the full contents of each of them. Others may prefer to use decorative baskets to match their room’s design. Whichever you choose, containers and bins are crucial in keeping everything arranged properly in your space.
Labeling certainly helps your space to run smoothly as well. You can use a basic label maker or even create your own custom cutouts with a Cricut machine. When you label everything, you eliminate the time it takes to find supplies and ultimately, it can create a much more cohesive look throughout your space.
While basic containers can be helpful for storing supplies, some may be able to organize their space in other unconventional ways. Oftentimes we have tools and supplies around our homes that we no longer use or need. In a craft space, you’d be surprised what can come in handy and be useful when organizing. For example, tiered cake stands serve as great desktop storage for your craft room. You can store supplies like paint bottles or jars on each level of the stand to decrease clutter. For ribbon and twine, recycle glass sugar pourers or mason jars, put a hole in the top of them, and thread the ribbons through. A unique way to effortlessly access this supply!
In any craft room, there tends to be plenty of tabletop storage however, wall or hanging space seem to go unnoticed despite how useful it can be. Hanging objects vertically can help to save room and keep them from cluttering your workspace. On a wall, you may want to install small hooks and bars to hold supplies like scissors or ribbon. In a closet, you can use pant hangers to clip and store your fabrics up, and out of the way. If you have the time to tackle a more elaborate project, create your own hanging organizer to store rolls of ribbon, vinyl, and wrapping paper. This organizer only takes a few supplies to build it yet, it can be extremely useful in your craft room. Whatever ideas you choose, hanging storage is ideal to optimize and organize your space.
Utilizing small bins or dividers in your craft room’s drawers can also help to keep the small items in your space organized neatly. With an abundance of crafting supplies, it can be so simple for a drawer to turn into a junk drawer because of the lack of organization. Implementing drawer organizers or dividers are essential in keeping your small items separated and easily accessible. If you are looking to implement a budget-friendly option instead, you can create your own organizers with cardboard in a few easy steps, too!
Organizing your craft room can be easy if you have a range of different tips and ideas in mind that you’d like to try in your own space. Use these along with the hundreds of others out there to bring your craft room’s organization to the next level. Don’t forget to comment below which tip is your favorite and what ideas you’ve tried in your own space!