I finally got around to organizing my craft supplies. I put it off when I first moved in and before I knew it my closet looked like this:
Everything was in boxes, making it impossible to find when I really needed it. And of course that made me less inclined to do any projects. I decided I had to come up with a system and utilize all the space I have in my master closet.
This is what I came up with:
It may be tough to see with my poor lighting, but each bin has a label and houses a different category of supplies.
I LOVE this form of organization because I actually stick to it! When I need to put something away, I just find the category bin it belongs in and toss it in. There's no painstaking straightening and organizing everytime I want to clean up. And it's just as easy to find what I need. Another plus is that all of the supplies needed were less than $100 at WalMart.
I got a couple of these at Walmart for only $15 each. They're not amazing quality, but they are solid enough to do the job I needed them to do.
Once I had assembled the shelves and put them in the closet, I spent time making some labels for the linen baskets. They were just $5 each at Walmart. They're nice and durable and I love that they have an easy way to label them.
It started out rough. I emptied my boxes that had previously held all of my supplies and tried to come up with a system.
I knew I had enough paint, thread, and fabric to constitute having their own bins. Then I had to start grouping everything else together in a way that made sense to me. I spent a lot of time on the carpet going through each and every thing. I can't believe how much I've accrued over the last few years.
Of course the biggest category was scrap fabric. I have enough of that to take up a whole shelf.
Ahh starting to feel better. No real rhyme or reason to the way things are put in the bins, just kind of tossed in.
One day these projects will get done...
So much better!
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
I can't even tell you how much this has helped me. It's amazing how much more inclined I am to work on a project when I have easy access to everything I need.
And yes, there are some projects to show soon (: