Ways to Organize a Craft Room So It Stays Clean

Craft rooms are often messy, but there are ways to keep them clean. I’ve learned a few tricks for organizing my craft room over the years that have helped me stay on top of it. I’ve also come across lots of other people’s tips online, and I’ve tried them all out myself! Here are some ideas from both myself and others that might help you get your own craft room under control once and for all:

Divide your supplies into categories

When organizing your supplies, it’s important to divide them into categories based on what you’re working with and how often you use them. For example, if you’ve got a lot of knitting needles and crochet hooks lying around, separate those from buttons and ribbon. You may even want to keep your buttons in one drawer or box and your ribbons in another—both because they look better this way and also so they don’t get mixed up!

You’ll also want to make sure that any time something goes out of one container (for example, when a bag of yarn gets emptied), the container is cleaned thoroughly before returning the item. This will prevent things like lint or dust from mixing with your precious fibres!

Sort your supplies into groups

Sort your supplies into groups. You should have one group for each kind of project you make. So if you sew, one group will be fabric and sewing stuff; another could be scrapbooking supplies; a third could be quilting materials; and so on. If you tend to make things quickly and rarely use the same materials twice, choose different-sized boxes or containers for each type of material (such as small plastic tubs for buttons). 

Or keep all your ribbons in one place by hanging them from hooks on the wall! This way when it’s time to sew something new out of fabric scraps left over from other projects or reuse some old dresses with new tops attached as tunics—or whatever else comes up—everything will be right there waiting for you instead of scattered around everywhere like usual!

Use a rolling cart for smaller, frequently used supplies

If you use small supplies often, or if you have a lot of them, a rolling cart can be especially helpful. A rolling cart allows you to keep your craft room organized and clean by bringing the supplies within easy reach whenever you need them.

A good rule of thumb is to keep items that are used daily on shelves that are within arm’s reach. If it’s not in your hand when it needs to be, then it isn’t really “in” your craft space at all—it’s somewhere else! Use a rolling cart for supplies like glue sticks, pencils and pens, scissors (if they aren’t sharpened), spray bottles full of water for misting surfaces before painting—basically anything that isn’t too heavy or bulky but gets regular use around here!

Set up a craft room table with labelled drawers

Labelling drawers, big aluminium toolboxes and containers are good ways to keep your craft room organized. For instance, you could label the drawers of your craft table with the contents of each drawer. If you use a label maker, it would be easy to make labels for all the drawers and containers in your craft room. 

When labelling items without obvious labels (like pencils or paints), use a label maker to add an identifying tag on top of what’s already there so that everyone knows what it’s for.

Be intentional about what you buy

  • Buy what you need, not what you want. This can be difficult when you’re at a craft store and see all the pretty things in front of you! It’s easy to start justifying purchases by thinking, “I’ll just use this once.” But if that’s how your mind works—and it is for most people—then it will be hard to keep your craft room clean because there will always be things lying around that aren’t being used regularly enough to justify their presence.
  • Buy quality tools but don’t spend too much money on them. There are many ways to cut corners when buying crafting supplies: purchasing cheap products, using free materials from friends or family members, or borrowing items from local libraries (if they have them). But one surefire way to save money is simply choosing higher-quality alternatives over cheaper ones whenever possible. For example, buying an expensive pair of scissors instead of some cheap ones may seem like overkill at first glance—but if those scissors are high quality then they’ll last longer than their cheaper counterparts and therefore save money in the long run!

We hope this article has given you some ideas for organizing your craft room. Remember that being organized doesn’t have to be hard work! As long as you’re intentional about what you do, it can be simple and enjoyable. 

When it comes down to it, the most important thing is just getting started: find a place where your supplies won’t get in the way of creating something beautiful (or at least fun). Then start sorting through them one by one until everything feels right again—and voilà! Cleanliness achieved.


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