This week we are working on organizing our crafts when you do not have much space to store your crafts. I live in a one level, three bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, and I do not have a basement. I have learned how to make my space work for me.
Before we start talking about organizing, I want to say that the first step is to declutter and keep just what you have room to store. Sometimes we hang onto things just in case we ever need it, but I have found that it is worth it to me to have to go buy it instead of these items taking up so much of my space. You can read how I had to change my thinking so that I could declutter here.
I would love to have a craft room but I do not have the space for one. We do have a three car garage but we like to park two cars in the garage. So I added three narrow shelves to a wall in my garage. I used narrow boards because I still need to get a car in there without bumping into things with the car door. I have a confession. My cheap self did not purchase new boards. I had a broken bunk bed in my garage to throw away, and I used the side boards to the bed for my shelves. The best part was I did not have to paint or stain new boards plus it didn’t cost me anything. Win!
The key to organizing is to be able to see everything you have. It is so much easier to craft when you know what you have at home. I organized my stains, sealers, and primers on the top shelf because I do not use those as often. I placed my spray paints on the middle shelf and all my craft paints are on the lower shelf. Can you tell I like to paint? The reason I want to use narrow shelves is so that I can see everything.
I found that these crates are perfect for my supplies. I got tired of digging through my husband’s workshop every time I needed a tool so I purchased a few tools of my own. This has made DIY projects and crafting so much easier. I did not spend a whole lot but it was worth every penny to know where my tool is when I need it.
The crates are easy to lift and easy to move around. I purchased these little chalkboards and I list the supplies in the crate.
I like to make sure all my supplies are separated and placed in baggies. If I didn’t do this, it would be a mess, and I still couldn’t find what I need.
I keep all my different glue, modge podge, and tape in one place so that I can go to my crate and grab what I need easily.
I keep ribbon and twine in a crate and I usually put a rubber band around the ribbon or place it in a baggie so that it will not unroll.
A crate for my tools makes me happy.
It is so important for me to keep my paint supplies together. These supplies are not necessarily supplies for craft painting but also for interior painting.
It does take time to organize your supplies, but after it is done, it is easy to keep organized, and being organized will save you so much time, seriously! I hope you see how to organize crafts without a craft room. Even if you only have a tight little space, you can create an organization area that will make your life easier.