Craft Room Storage Ideas
An organized craft room will help you easily locate items so you can enjoy your projects
By Cathy McClellan
A well-designed craft room is clutter-free and contains multiple types of storage. The right storage will make finding craft supplies and cleaning up when crafting is done much easier. Bigger storage items, such as built-in shelving and furniture, can be very effective, though all the storage you need can also be obtained by simply utilizing and organizing craft items in smaller storage pieces, such as plastic bins and glass jars.
Built-In Storage and Furniture
If you have the resources, built-in shelving and furniture can provide ample storage in a craft room. Measure the wall and floor space where you want your cabinets and counters placed. Purchase the correct sizes of pre-fabricated cabinets with glass doors, as well as a dual counter/desk area that is split-level. This allows for working space next to the lower area, which would encompass the desk area. If your budget does not allow for purchasing pre-fabricated cabinets, consider visiting flea markets, garage sales or other used furniture outlets and refurbish old china hutches, desks, armoires, dressers and old desks to use in place of new cabinets for storage. Prepare your workspaces by leveling and attaching the cabinets to the walls in a pattern you have chosen for your working area. Consider incorporating a window into the workspaces for optimum lighting. Make sure when attaching the cabinets to the walls to bolt the cabinets in place by the studs in the walls.
Smaller Storage Items
Purchase multiple sizes of clear plastic bins with lids, one or more bathroom towel rods with accompanying hardware, clear glass jars with lids of varying sizes, pegboard material, clean flower pots or other items that can hold small materials. Use labels to label each container with the name of the items that will be stored in it. Have file folders on hand to store paper goods such as patterns, craft books and printer paper.
Once you have the shelving and furniture in place, organize the room by storing containers with related items together. The labels will make the items easily identifiable. The glass-fronted cabinets and glass storage containers are ideal for a quick visual when searching for your most-used craft items. Attach the towel rods to the wall and slide rolls of ribbon or craft paper onto the rods for easy access to ribbons or paper. Hang the pegboard on a wall and use the board and hooks to hang hand tools, rulers or plastic organizers for odd items that are stored more easily by hanging.
About the Author
Cathy McClellan is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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