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Whether it's for personal creative fulfillment or as a side business, it's clear that crafting has become more popular with Americans in recent years. While only 56% of U.S. households participated in crafting in 2010, around 63% did in 2017. With so many more people partaking in crafting these days, it's likely that many homes are in need of better craft room organization options. If you're overwhelmed by the idea of revamping your craft room with craft cubes, shelves, and bins, never fear. These tips will make it much easier than you might think.

  • Decide what to purge and what to store
    Before you can put together your organization furniture and make your craft room look nice, you need to make decisions about what you feasibly need to keep and what you can afford to let go of. We all tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, and as a crafter, you may fear getting rid of the exact item you'll need for a future project. It can be tough to let go, but you need to be really honest with yourself here. If it's something you can't see yourself using in the future, you haven't used it in the past year or two, and you could easily find a replacement if need be, it's time to purge. Once you've cleared out those items, you'll have an easier time choosing organization furniture and storing the things you're keeping.
  • Start small
    While it's entirely possible to organize your craft room in one whirlwind weekend, that may not be possible for some people. If you're stressed out by the task at hand or you simply don't have a lot of spare time to dedicate to the cause, you can actually make a lot of headway by devoting just 15 or 20 minutes per day to it. Set a timer and focus on just one area of your craft room at a time. Having a definitive endpoint will help you feel less overwhelmed on a daily basis but will still ensure you make progress. Whether you're putting ribbon and other finishings in craft storage bins, hanging up tools, or labeling your stackable cube organizers, you may actually enjoy the work and not feel drained.
  • Keep frequently used items in sight
    As an avid crafter, you know which materials and tools you need most often for your projects. When you organize your craft room, you'll want to prioritize these items and make sure they're stored in a convenient spot. After all, if you use a glue gun for every project or rely on your scissors and measuring tape for all your orders, you'll want these items to be easily accessible to you. Items that you need every so often can be stored away in other areas, but the ones you can't do without should be kept in clear bins, open craft cubes, or in open organizers in close proximity to your main work area. That way, you'll never have to go searching for them.
  • Don't forget to think vertically
    As a rule, craft rooms don't tend to be overly spacious. That's why you need to make good use of what you have. Utilizing your wall space is key for making your craft room really work for you. After all, craft cubes and other organizers are great, but they may not always be ideal for sharp tools, tiny items, or fragile pieces. You can easily hang baskets, mount paper and ribbon spools, or use a pegboard to store certain items and add visual interest to your space. Keep in mind that supplementing these hanging options with more traditional storage items (like craft cubes, bins, and drawers) will ensure your needs are met without dealing with a cluttered space.

While your creativity may be overflowing, your craft room doesn't have to be. In fact, a cluttered space can actually impede your artistry! By following these organizational tips, you can achieve a fully functional space for crafting without making your stress levels skyrocket. To learn more about how our storage and organization furniture can help you improve your craft room's look and feel, contact us today.