So Many Supplies, So Little Space!

As crafters, many of us also tend to be hoarders… at least when it comes to supplies.  If you’re anything like me, you probably have skein upon skein of yarn in your craft closet, sheets of fabric strewn every which way in your living room, and piles of scrapbook paper covering your coffee table.  It’s just way too hard to resist sales at the craft store, and I always end up turning my living space into my own personal craft shop!  I always thought this was great… I’d never have to run to the craft store for supplies since I was always stocked to the brim… but recently my craft stash got so out of control that I feel like I should be on an episode of the TV show “Hoarders”!

So what’s a crafty girl to do?  If your goal in 2012 is to organize your supply stash, whether it’s yarn and hooks, fabric, paper and stamps, or anything else crafty, we’ve gathered some inspiration for you and also have recommendations on ways to stash your stuff so that they’re always handy, but out of your way.

First, take a look at these oh-so-organized craft rooms and let that serve as inspiration for you as we head into 2012.  These ladies sure do have their supplies in order!

Supplies neatly tucked away by the ladies at Papertrey Ink

Some great organization tips from Karen at Sew Many Ways

Clever yarn cubby idea from the do stuff! blog

Another genius idea for keeping yarn organized, from Laughing Purple Goldfish Designs

Now, how can YOU get as organized as these lovely ladies?  Here are some of our favorite space-savers, organizers and other handy storage solutions:

Ammee’s Babies TotoOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer

ScrapOnizer Toolbox Organizing System

Scrapfolio Expandable Storage Case

Tutto Craft On Wheels Large Case

Prestige Veritcal Marker Case


So, are you going to try and get organized in 2012?

What do you find most challenging about storing craft supplies?


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  1. Cheri Campbell says

    I store my stash of yarn in banker storage boxes. I clearly state the type of yarn and the colors in each box.
    I use magazine storage boxes to keep all of the magazines that I buy in. My craft books I put into basket boxes. Material is stored on shelves and in dressers.