What are some sewing/craft room closet organizer solutions-ideas?

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Have a nice size closet but would like to add cupboards, shelves and drawers. Is there anywhere or anyone who can give me some space saving ideas?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 29, 2018
    Go to Walmart and buy a closet organizer. They are plastic coated wire shelving units. All you basically do is install them. The closet organizer will provide double hanging and shelves for extra storage.

  • Ken Ken on Jan 29, 2018
    Pinterest is THE place to go for design and decorating ideas.

  • Frank Andrews III Frank Andrews III on Jan 29, 2018
    Find a Lowes, Home Depot type store in your area. Measure the closet Width, Depth, Height. in that order! They can help you plan a layout for your closet. Many options are available!

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 29, 2018
    Buy a closet organizing kit. They are easy to assemble, look good and add an amazing amount of storage.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 29, 2018
    Theres some excellent visual ideas on Pinterest and Houzz to help start deciding on options.
    Having a look there, the visuals will help you decide the options you like to consider that work for your space and supplies.



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    • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 29, 2018
      The pull out wire shelves is nice (for fabric, paper scrapbooking) , plastic drawers (paints sewing supplies) too. You have to look at what you personally want to store and adapt methods drawers bins containers to organize and optimize to your closet dimensions and budget.
      Certainly I need to tidy up my areas recently downsized and lost finished attic storage and 50% of my craft supplies.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 29, 2018
    Find chest of drawers at used furniture places that are cheap, like Salvation Army, paint them and put them in the closet. They are excellent to store things like small frames, containers with small items, fabric, you name it and if it fits it will stay clean and organized. I keep my most used table linens in one of mine as well as some old picture frames with old pictures from my moms wedding and her parents, etc. (my mom is almost 98) that she couldn't fit into her new apartment when she moved from her huge house.

  • Linda Marucci Linda Marucci on Jan 29, 2018
    I have organized my burgeoning sewing supplies in Hefty containers with turquoise lids. They are about 12” w and 12”h by 18” deep. (I am not at home to give you exact measurements.). My husband hung shelves in a clothes closet that were same depth as containers. I have them arranged with the narrow end facing out, side-by-side, with labels made with my label maker that say things such as “summer cottons,” ”piping,” “elastic,” etc. I have containers arranged in alphabetical order, adding to the convenience of finding what I want in record time! Good luck!

  • Linda Marucci Linda Marucci on Jan 29, 2018
    P. S. The containers are clear with the turquoise lids.

  • Erin Erin on Jan 29, 2018
    I bought one of those heavy duty open metal shelves, had the legs cut down at the hardware store so it would fit the height of the closet and installed it myself. I store my fabrics, patterns, finishing materials in those lovely IKEA lidded cardboard storage boxes. They have slots for labels so you can get ridiculously well organized!

    • Jae Jae on Jan 29, 2018
      Will think about this. Might be a little to big for what I need but thanks for the ideas.

  • Dona Dona on Jan 29, 2018
    I found an old dresser that had several smaller drawers. I painted the dresser and changed out the handles. It now houses most of my supplies. I purchased small clear containers from Menards/Home Depot, they are like plastic tackle boxes that hold my threads, bobbins, pins. They were cheaper than at a sewing center. I also have clear plastic bins that holds my fabric. Instead of printing labels, I typed out the wording on 8x11 inch paper,and placed that inside the front of the bins. You can see through them and if I change the fabric, it's easier to replace the paper. I

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 29, 2018
    plenty of ideas here.....https://www.hometalk.com/categories/organizing/craft-room

  • Jae Jae on Jan 29, 2018
    Thanks for the ideas.