March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can’t craft if you can’t find your stuff. We’re here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.
Sort Your Stash
Your going to be shocked to hear this, but the first step is to sort and purge your supplies. Wait, what? That doesn’t surprise you? Maybe that’s because you’ve been reading our closet organization posts. We knew there was a reason we liked you so much!
Ok, back to your craft supplies. Gather up all your craft supplies in one place. That means you may need to walk around the house and pull supplies from all those nooks and crannies. You know you’ve got markers and crayons in random spots all over the place. When you have corralled your supplies in one space its a good idea to sort your items into categories. Then you can begin to determine how you want to organize.
This is also a great time to purge supplies that are dried out, almost gone, or simply items you don’t like any more. You can trash things that are too old to use, and donate things you don’t like to a local school.
Bins, and Baskets, and Drawers…Oh My!
Now that you have a sense of the different categories you need to store, and the amount of supplies you have, it’s time to start thinking of storage solutions. Bins, baskets and drawers are a great way to house your favorite art supplies. Some storage items work better than others. Open bins and baskets are perfect for over sized supplies such as yarn, fabric pieces, and other sewing pieces. These baskets and bins can sit on a shelf and allow you to easily grab what you need. Closed bins are just right for supplies that can spill. Think about things like colored pencils, markers, paints, scissors, etc. Once you have your items stored you may want to label each bin. This step makes it easy to find your favorite supplies at a glance. Drawers are another wonderful option for storing your supplies. Particularly when the supplies are the kind that don’t need to be mobile. If its an item you only use one or two of at a time then consider using a drawer system.
Up the Wall
If you have wall space in your closet a system like the Omni Track Wall is the perfect way to store unusually shaped supplies. This is an awesome solution for storing wrapping paper or ribbon. You can also store your crafting tools with a system like this. Turn your craft supplies into a lovely focus wall in your closet. Pretty and organized supplies seems like the perfect way to celebrate Craft Month!
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