My craft room is my favorite 100 square feet of our home -- there is no other place I would prefer to relax, or to make a mess! However, I love being able to clean up relatively quickly once I'm done crafting. I always feel more creative and inspired when I'm starting with a tidy space. Below are my tricks for keeping my growing collection of craft supplies in check.
A Multipurpose Storage Piece
If you are going to invest in one piece of furniture, this is the one! This Martha Stewart Craft Space Hutch and Cabinet (available through Home Decorators Collection) is my secret weapon for keeping organized. It has compartments to fit just about every craft supply imaginable, from craft paints to paper punches to ribbons.
The best part is you can close the doors to the craft cabinet for an instantly clean room!
Clear Storage Boxes with Labels
I outfitted my craft cabinet with a number of clear plastic storage boxes for small supplies like pom-poms, ribbon scraps, and glitter. I love being able to see the craft supplies within the boxes. Chalkboard labels on the front of each box help me easily find what I need and can be updated as needed when I switch out supplies. I also added chalkboard labels to the built-in compartments in my storage cabinet, designating specific drawers for my various adhesives, and pull-out trays for scissors and paper punches.
Show off your prettiest craft supplies like these patterned tapes in clear jars as well. This glass cookie jar is the perfect size to hold a number of tape rolls.
A Repurposed File Cabinet
The deep drawers of a file cabinet make for perfect storage for larger craft supplies. Check out my step-by-step tutorial to see how I converted an old file cabinet into a combination craft supply storage unit and calendar/to-do list by covering it in chalkboard paint!
In addition to using the file drawers to store yarn and fabric, I kept one drawer filled with hanging file folders to organize my stickers, labels, stencils, and paper scraps. File folders are the perfect tool for organizing all your scrapbooking and paper goods.
Thrifted Storage Pieces
A vintage toolbox is perfect for storing your smallest odds and ends, and it looks pretty too!
A Curated Catch-All Tray
I love keeping a few of my prettiest, and most used, supplies easily accessible on my desk. A thrift-store tray keeps my gold scissors, stapler, and even glue sticks contained in a small espresso cup.
I hope you've found some helpful ideas to try out in your own craft space! Head to my blog, Design Improvised, for the full tour of my craft room.