Keep Crafty – Never Cluttered – with Homz
Whether it’s the outcome of holiday décor or the rigors of a regular hobby, craft rooms are often left looking like the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse (except with less blood and gore and more felt and paper scraps). It’s time to take back the craft room and Homz is here to help! Below are six tips and products to help you get crafty with your craft organization.
Assess the Area
The first step in craft organization is to gather all your supplies and equipment into your craft room. Now that everything is laid out before you, decide what your craft needs/goals are. Do you often have trouble finding supplies? Or are you running out of storage space for your materials? Perhaps it’s just time to take inventory of what you have or may need. Having a plan for your space will ensure you stay on task as you declutter your space.
Categorize Your Crafts
Now that you’ve set your goals, sort through your supplies and group like items together. Fabric and sewing supplies in one area, paints and brushes in another, scrapbook supplies in another, etc. Keep going until all your craft supplies have been categorized in one way or another. And yes, it’s completely fine for one of your categories to be a “miscellaneous/I-don’t-know-what-to-categorize-this-as” category. Just so long as that’s not your only category!
Scrap the Scrapped
Once everything is organized by materials, it’s time to start thinking about whether you still have use for your everything. Are you still scrapbooking, or was this something you decided wasn’t for you? Does macrame still make you happy? Do you still use those model paints? Be honest with yourself. If you haven’t used these items in the past six months to a year, odds are you won’t be using them again. And make sure that the items and materials are still usable!
Make Tough Choices
Some of your best organization decisions will be the hardest. Sometimes there is a lot of guilt attached – money spent on supplies for a craft you ended up not enjoying, time spent on a partially finished project that’s been left to the corner of your sewing table for years, or perhaps letting go means abandoning dreamed projects or what-might-have-been. Be sure to not let your feelings affect your de-cluttering choices and you’ll be surprised how easy it will be to move on.
Declutter Your Craft Room with These Homz Storage Solutions –
- Plastic Wicker Storage Bin: Stay organized and chic with this cute and durable plastic “wicker” storage bin, guaranteed to be a natural fit in your craft room! Buy it here. (Link)
- 3-Drawer Medium Cart: A home mainstay, this three-drawer cart is great for organizing items by hobby and its see-through drawers promise you will never be left looking for an item. Buy it here. (Link)
- Expressions 3-Drawer Wide Cart, Yellow Lattice: A variation on the above-mentioned three-drawer cart, except this boasts a wider frame for more storage capacity for larger craft items. Plus, the yellow lattice design gives it a fun, vintage look! Buy it here (Link)
- 7.5 Quart Latching Tote: These stackable & latching totes are perfect for organizing and coordinating craft materials like yarns, ribbons and more without sacrificing space. Comes in a set of ten. Buy it here (Link)
- 30-Gallon Tote: Taking your crafts on the go? This plastic storage tote bin is durable, stackable and easy to transport. Comes in a set of six with multiple color options available. Buy it here. (Link)
Keep Clutter Free All Year Long –
The hard work of cleaning your craft room is done. Now make sure it stays that way. Regularly go through your craft stash two to three times a year and get rid of the supplies you aren’t using still. When you’re shopping for supplies, only buy what you need and will use. If there’s something you just can’t resist buying and you absolutely must have, then go ahead and buy it, but plan to use it so it’s not going to just sit around cluttering your space.
Sources include: DecorByTheSeashore.com, Home-Storage-Solutions-101.com, ShinyHappyWorld.com, WhiteHouseBlackShutters.com
Valentine’s Day Crafts
Now that your craft room is organized, put your newly clutter-free space to the test with these Valentine’s Day crafts!
- DIY Valentine’s Day Succulent Planter – These sweet planters last much longer than a bouquet and have zero calories (unlike that chocolate!). Make it here. (Link )
- Coffee Filter Heart Wreath – We promise everyone will be talking about this wreath. Get step-by-step guides on how to dye the filters, form the flowers, and shape the wreath here. (Link)
- Pom Pom Valentine Craft Monsters – Kick classroom Valentines up a notch by handing out these cute critters. Make them here. (Link)
- DIY Valentine Fabric Envelopes – These versatile crafts are great for adding a personal touch to Valentine’s gifts or to create a unique Valentine’s Advent Calendar! Make it here. (Link)
- Candy Heart Garland – Those classic holiday candies find a new use with this creative craft. Make it here. (Link)
- Hanging Flower Heart – This fun, festive craft boasts endless different design possibilities, limited only by your imagination! Make it here. (Link)