The reality of the past three weeks is that I haven’t pulled out a single diy project. Not one! Unless it was in the kitchen. I have a few started before the holidays just waiting to be finished. One ready to start and ideas floating in my head. But, I vowed to get my house organized, go through things, sort through my art and crafts supplies / work. I may just have to retract my goal just slightly! Unless there is a professional organizer that would love to come to my home. Today I’m continuing my organization posts with the craft room!
The dirty truth is not everyone can have the perfect home, with perfect craft areas. It’s my dream of course is to have a small studio away from home. Or I could take out the bed from my older daughter’s room since she no longer lives here converting that room into a studio space but, where would our guests stay? Most my family is 5 +hours or more away. I have a little section of what used to one of my daughter’s bedrooms where I sometimes work, leaving the rest set up for family when they visit. There is a small table in there and shelving in the closet space.
On the shelving is where I organized my paints, scrapbook papers, journals, paper, inks and stamps and books. Looking for more storage solutions I’ve been looking at the cart I can move from one room to another when working on projects as I love the sunny kitchen area with warm morning and late afternoon sun, especially in the winter.
Craft Room Organization Storage Solutions;
Here are a few of my favorite storage carts. What is great about these carts is they are all versatile to suit a variety of needs. Whether you paint, craft, knit or sew. I’d love to have two of the carts one for my Cricut Explore and paper-crafting tools. One smaller one for near by my table where I paint. Then I could keep my table space free when working.
1. Artograph Open Studio Art Taboret
2.IKEA – RASKOG Kitchen cart, turquoise, Raskog Metal Rolling bedroom hall
3.Honey-Can-Do CRT-01683 12 Drawer Chrome Studio Organizer Cart
4.THREE TRAY ROLLING TOOL CART
Often times when I travel to visit the older kids they have me working on projects with them.With these two simple Art Bins you can pack your items up and have them ready to go to any room or off to help someone. The two tall art bins are the same you see one being used for jewelry and the other for sewing. The other art bin is a 15″ with take out tray, great for versatility too.
My daughter Krissy and I used to scrapbook all the time. We used to have these weekend turbo sessions creating baby books for pregnant friends, or memory books for the girls. Then I started creating digital pages which is fun too. But, sometimes I miss the hand work, mixing and matching papers adding washi tapes or ribbons. I have all my paper in 12 x 12 Scrapbook Storage Cases like the one pictured above. I keep my scissors and other tools in a carrier We Are Memory Keepers Tote Bag. I’d love to grab the bigger bag for traveling, it’s from Memory Keepers too. It’s their 360 Memory Bag.
There’s no way around organizing my space. I want it a bit more user friendly. I’ve worked on several sections but, have a ways to go. Seems like every time I work on a project certain things get misplaced. If I was a queen I’d be saying order in the court and waving a wand to have my court helpers moving things to their appointed spots. I promise not to wait until all is perfect. Projects are coming. Stay tuned by subscribing.
- I’ll be sure to share more tips as I’m tackling the craft room. Until then you can check out all my dream rooms and the tips I’ve pinned. Feel free to follow along if you like!
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Do you have a challenge when it comes to organizing your craft room?