Are you tired of working around the clutter in your craft room? Do you spend more time looking for what you want than actually creating? I know, been there. Here are 10 ways to organize your craft room. Oh and did I mention, a few tips along the way to keep it organized. But first, as someone who has read every single organizing article written, I know that reading the article does not get it done. So, let’s do this together. Each week we will do one step until at the end of 10 weeks we will have the organized craft rooms we deserve. One step, one week at a time.
Lets Get Started
You know this saying, “It’s not where you start but where you finish.” Well, you need to see first where you are; take out your phone and let’s take some pictures. At the end of these 10 weeks I want you to see how far you have come. The pride that will fall on you is going to be totally awesome.
Step 1: PURGE
Are you ready for the first this first step? For many of us, it’s the hardest. A new start is a great time to purge your space. We know that is probably one of the scariest words for crafters. However, it is an essential step to an organized and clutter-free space. Here are a few tips to help and hopefully make purging your space a pain-free process. (Not to mention, you might even make a little money. $$)
Divide your supplies into three piles
- Keep it
- Maybe keep it
- It goes!
Focus on the “Maybe keep it” pile
Ask yourself these questions
- Have I used it in the last year?
- Do I plan to use it in the next 6 months? Really??
- Is it usable?
If you answer “no” to any of those questions, it might be a good idea to move the item to your “It goes” pile.
Create 4 piles from your “It goes” pile
- Throw away
- Belongs in another room
Deal with each pile appropriately.
Sort through your “Keep it” pile
Create category piles to organize your supplies. The categories might look something like this:
- Ink Pads
- Ink Refills
Rank your pile categories by most used supplies. This ranking will help decide which products you want easily accessible. Be sure to toss any unusable supplies (dried ink/markers, broken tools, torn paper, etc.).
This week might be the biggest challenge, but I know you can do it! Focus on making progress, even if it means just purging items that are broken or can no longer be used. Even baby steps are steps.
Are you thinking you might need additional storage? Take a look at what I use in my craft room.