Craft room organization is such an exciting topic. A search on Google, Pinterest or YouTube brings up images of glistening white craft rooms with a variety of storage options and fancy supplies. Last week, you set a SMART goal to get the craft room organized. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you jump into organizing your craft room.
Don’t expect organization to happen overnight. It is better to take bite sized chunks out of a large project to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Try tackling your most frequently used supplies first. Don’t be afraid to change storage solutions if they aren’t working for your needs.
Looking at Pinterest we can see the latest storage options. It may be tempting to rush out and buy it. It is important to take stock of what you have. Evaluating things that you have will allow you to purchase an item that will work for your needs.
Going through supplies can be stressful. It is important to keep the end goal in mind. Purging can help eliminate clutter allowing you to be less stressed when creating. Letting go of broken items can free up space for supplies you use regularly. Sometimes we purchase a new crafting supply and don’t use it like we thought we would. Accepting these items as a sunk cost allows us to make space for items we need. Consider donating items that you haven’t used frequently to charity or to a fellow crafter.
Are you struggling to purge supplies because they have sentimental value? Inherited craft supplies can be difficult to part with. Chances are it’s not the object itself but its association with a person, place, or time. You can retain that memory without a physical object to remind you. Letting go of unused items does not mean that you did not cherish the memory or person that the supplies are associated with.
It is important to make your space work for you and how you like to create. Just because someone else organizes their space a specific way does not mean that you have to do it too. Some crafters are lucky enough to have a spare room dedicated to crafting. If all you have is a corner of the living room that’s ok too! It is ok to have an overflow storage container of supplies in a closet.
Organization can help you feel less stressed and help you create freely. It can allow you to find supplies quickly without slowing down a project. The tips we discussed will help you get started on the right foot. Next week we will be discussing more tips and tricks for organization.