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Craft Room Advice from the Pros

Posted by: Storganization Staff Tags: Craft

For some people, having a craft room or home office is as essential as having a living or dining room. If you’re one of those people, you know that keeping a craft room organized can be really hard. However, with a little help from the pros, your chaotic craft room can become an organized oasis. According to the book Unstuff Your Life!  by Andrew J. Mellen, start by envisioning how you would use the space without clutter. Once you have the vision of what your craft room could be, creating steps to get there becomes easier.

 After that, Nick Olsen, a DIY expert, recommends getting rid of junk and keeping only essentials. Once a year, you should do a complete sweep of your craft room, clearing out anything unimportant. After you accomplish a clean sweep, you can begin organizing the space.  Here are some great craft room organization tips from The Nest Home Design Handbook:

  • Stash a cordless, handheld vacuum in a drawer so messes can be cleared instantly
  • A standing paper towel holder can also keep ribbon and twine tidy and untangled
  • Keep a laptop nearby for last-minute Web checks of project directions

You can further your craft room organization by storing small supplies, fabrics, etc. in bins or baskets. In fact, in Nate Berkus’ book, Home Rules, he says “Be a basket case. I use them everywhere for everything.” He adds, “Create a place for everything. If something doesn’t have a home, it’s sure to get lost or become clutter.”

In order to create a place for everything, you’re going to have to think creatively. Luckily, there are many professional organizers who have an array of tips to help you. Here are some of our favorite:

At the end of the day, your craft room needs to work for you. That’s why we love Nate Berkus’ advice when he says, “Make it ‘pretty neat’: If you like the way it looks you’re more likely to use it.” Have other craft room organization tips for us? Join the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  #ClutterFree #CraftRoom

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