Crafting can be all fun and stuff until…. It’s time to clean up! It may be a chore, but it saves you all the frustration your next crafting session ensues: Where was that tube of paint you loved? Why is your glue gun under your clothes? Mom! Did you see my……. So on and so forth. Crafting may be good mess, but it can be DIY mayhem. Craft storage is an intrinsic part of crafting and when done well is just so satisfying for the inner OCD inside us!
A responsible crafter loves all their supplies and keeps their area neat by storing them back where they found it from. What do they say about a clean work space for clear head space? Crafting calms the mind and soul, but only if an individual has the freedom and space for creativity to flow.
So here are a 5 tips for craft storage. Here’s how to get your crafts all organized, and aesthetically while we’re at it, so that you actually enjoy packing up seeing all your beautiful supplies fall into place.
1. Craft Inventory Book
Confused about exactly which craft you don’t own yet whenever you go supply shopping? Here’s a neat tip for you! Get a craft inventory book- yes, you heard me right. A craft inventory book. Simply get a huge ring file and divide your crafts by categories- Paints, washi tapes, glitter, decorative paper and so on. You can then inventory your supplies and record which stock you own.
2. Glass Jars
Glass Jars are a practical yet inexpensive way to keep your area neat. Simply label and decorate each of them to your own liking (such as washi-ing up a glass jar for storing washi tape), and you’re good to go! Best thing yet, they blend in beautifully with any surrounding due to its transparent material and will sit exquisitely on your desk!
3. Book Shelves
Who said book shelves were only meant for books? It’s no big secret that they make great organizing buddies! They’re great for every craft supply, especially craft paint. Compartmentalize your paints according to colour and you can be sure that you won’t be using navy blue to paint the sky in your crafts just because it was nowhere to be found in the mess!
4. Air It!
Bet you never thought of this ingenious of storing scrapbook paper! If you don’t have enough space on your desk, simply install a bar on your wall or craft cabinet and air those pretty papers up with hangers!
With some hooks and rods, you can have your washi tape on display above ground. This is also a simple way to utilize all the space around your work area.
For those with major space constraint, you can also look to hanging up huge mufti purpose racks like this for a catalogue view of all your supplies – at no cost of desk space!
5. Dessert Tier or….
Dessert tiers make excellent craft storage due to their multi layered heights and sometimes rotational plates. What more, they usually come in gorgeous designs! Plus point to your aesthetic game.
With these 5 tips, you can create an efficient storage system to ensure that your next crafting session is as enjoyable as possible. There is no need to fret over where each item is, because you know exactly where you put it and are familiarized with the layout of your work desk station.
So get cleaning people! Because…….