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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Craft Organization

     This post is for my friends who don't have a craft room. You know, one of those big beautiful spaces dedicated to all things crafty where you don't have to put things away when you're done? Right, I don't know! I'm not jealous. I am choosing this life of simplistic living with my small little house. I'm content. ;)

     I found that my craft supplies, out of season decor, fabric and odds and ends were all over the house! Literally! Some were in a bedroom closet, some in my desk, more in the kitchen cabinet, the kitchen drawer, the basement, garage, etc! AHH! Enough already!

     Since my dream of a craft room isn't coming true in the near future I decided that at the very least I could get everything together and organized. This is not a post of beautiful pictures and fabulous befores and afters. It is however, the story of how I brought it all together and restored the sanity.

     I started by getting it all out.

I told you, its not pretty!

     Next I decided where the most logical place would be to store it all neatly. I settled on two locations. {Not totally ideal but way better than the 57 prior locations!} The basement shelves, and my living room sewing box.

Here's what the basement shelves looked like before:

     This is where I keep all of my out of season decor that is just dumped onto the shelves {along with bigger totes for Christmas, and Fall decor}. This happens to be in my laundry area and when I get behind in the laundry {which is every day} there is a mountain of clothes to ascend before reaching these shelves.

     I found a few empty plastic containers and jars from around the house and used some scrapbook paper to label everything. {I don't need the labels but when you send say your hubby down to get paint supplies it makes it a lot easier for him!}

Now everything has a place and that makes this momma happy!

I used another shelf next to my dryer for all of my paint things.

In the living room next to my couch I have an old sewing box that houses all of my little crafting things and tools. 

      So until my house suddenly sprouts a crafting room this will have to do, and that's ok with me!

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