Hi, Friends! I’m Rita Joy from Harbour Breeze Home, and once again I’m thrilled to be over here at Kenarry.
For those of you who don’t know my story, our family moved into a townhouse about 8 months ago. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the square footage of our previous home was, but judging by the amount of things I’ve already purged, it was larger.
Much. much. larger.
I’ve found it challenging to figure out how to organize all. the. things. ~ specifically, my craft supplies!
I had purged and purged and whittled down my craft supplies to these few totes:
Although it wasn’t a huge amount of stuff, I agonized over where to put it.
There are only 2 storage closets in our townhouse, and they filled up fast! So, after some fancy maneuvering of all the linens, I finally unpacked the totes into the hall closet.
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Although everything technically fit, it was a nightmare. If I needed something, it invariably led to items toppling out all over.
Our son left after Christmas for a 6 month job, so when he was out of his room, I experimented with using it as an actual craft room…
It was lovely.;)
But, now he’s home again, and I needed to (again!) address the craft supplies.
Perhaps the third time is a charm??
The only storage option was the closet, but this time, I went into the project with a game plan.
Here’s how I organized my craft supplies into a closet:
Group like items together and put into appropriately sized containers.
For example, all my fabric and sewing supplies fit into a rolling storage unit, like this. It fits perfectly into one of the storage closets.
Utilize shelf stands to allow for stacking items with different heights.
Make sure frequently used items are easy to reach and not buried under a pile of other things.
My craft paint and paint brushes are definitely used the most often, so they are front and center. A wicker silverware caddy is the perfect way to store my brushes and can be easily carried to my painting table.
Label baskets and boxes.
This step is still on my to do list!:) I’m looking forward to putting on some pretty and fun labels so things will be even easier to find and keep organized.
Now its your turn. Do you have any tips for organizing your craft supplies in small spaces? I’d love to hear how you do it.
While you’re here be sure to check out some of the other cleaning and organizing ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. You might especially enjoy these tips for closet organization, these craft room organizing ideas and this craft room tour.
Rita Joy is the creative behind the blog Harbour Breeze Home ~ a faith based lifestyle blog that focuses on recipes, home decor, and crafts. Other than rearranging furniture and painting rooms, she also loves watching HGTV, evening walks by the ocean, and having coffee breaks at Starbucks.