Asked on Dec 9, 2018

How do I organize a bulging craft room?



My granddaughter has moved in with me so I'm moving my bedroom into my craft room. I collect old fabric, rocks, antique marbles, stamps, coins, & lots of other things(get the picture) ? I have to figure out some creative ways to store this stuff & have already went through & got rid of things I won't use or need at some point. Any ideas?

6 answers
  • What about a tall cabinet with shelves? Here's a link to mine:

  • Morgan McBride
    on Dec 9, 2018

    I would get large drawer style bins to store and organize like items together.

  • Katie Sara Creates
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Rocks, marbles, and coins could be stored in mason jars (that way you can still see them through the glass when they're stored away on a shelf).

    I'm planning on getting a large, metal shelf on wheels from Costco ( similar to this). DIY materials, like pencils, pom-poms, letter board letters, paint brushes, etc. are going to be stored in Mason jars, and other, bulkier items like hot glue guns, scissors, rolls of twine, etc. are going to be in small, clear, plastic totes.

    I think as long as you have some sort of shelving system and utilize storage containers, you should be able to organize things quite easily and nicely!

  • Landsharkinnc
    on Dec 10, 2018

    Shelving and translucent plastic storage bins with snap on lids --- and make changeable labels for the contents .. STERLITE makes GREAT storage products

  • Nightdreem
    on Dec 10, 2018

    My hint may be different from the others, But keep your own room and have your grand-daughter help you organize your things, after all she moved in with you( get the drift), and do you actually use or need all that stuff, keep what you really love and those things that have wonderful memories, take photos of the rest, just saying. Good luck!

  • Ellis
    on Dec 11, 2018

    Think about getting some bed risers, which will raise your bed about 6 inches, if you're bed is a full-size or smaller. I think for a larger bed, you might not be able to use them. They're sold in places like Bed, Bath & Beyond--college kids use them all the time to help expand their storage area in tiny dorm rooms. Then you would have a much bigger space under the bed to store some plastic bins (clear, so you can see what's in them).

    Otherwise, get a bunch of those large, kind of flat under-bed boxes for stuff you want to store/hide away. The prettier stuff can be out in view, stored however you choose.

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