For the next three weeks we’re going to focus on a specific elements of your craft room to overhaul. We’re starting with NOTIONS! (Week 3 is Books & Patterns, Week 4 is Fabric) While I’m going to continue to work through my craft room in areas, I’m going to also be sorting through my notions. My notions are stored ALL OVER the place. As I’m going through my areas I’m realizing deciding on home for specific things will help me now.
Here are the notions I need to find specific homes for:
- Jewelry making supplies
- Bag hardware and sewing hardware
- Cutting tools (die cutting machine and dies)
- Random things
- Fabric printing/painting supplies
- Batting and interfacing
One of the problems with all these notions – where and HOW do you store them? You really are going to have to decide what works best for you and your space. Before you go all crazy buying storage containers consider setting a budget. Things can get out of control quickly and that’s not our intention. And definitely watch for coupons and sales! I often find 50% off coupons for Michaels and that’s when I make my big organizational purchases.
Here are a few organizational bins that I found on Amazon that I really like.
These pantry organizers (#ad) work great for your craft supplies!
These small plastic office storage container bins (#ad) are great and they stack really well too! I got the clear version of them and really like them for things like elastic, quilt labels and grommets.
I haven’t used these yet but I’m thinking they’re going to work great. These are Shoe Storage Boxes and I’m excited to see how that works for different fun things.
I currently have my thread stores in these cool wire pins under my second design wall. I’m not sure if I’m going to just resort them and keep it this way or figure out a new method for thread.
A bunch of rulers and random tools are stored behind my ironing station. These needs a re-do for sure!
My cork/vinyl storage has gotten a bit out of control … we’ll see what I can do with that.
My Accuquilt and all it’s dies needs a home. Some of the dies are really long so it’s hard to figure out one spot for them all.
I have this cool storage shelf for thread but … it’s hidden behind the light umbrella I have for online talks. It’s time to decide if I keep that there, fill it with other things that I really don’t use very often, or maybe move the whole thing? We’ll see!
Go-Go Kim did a post today too with some great tips on what to use for storage and how to sort the items! Check it out!
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Please link up your piles of notions pictures or videos below so others can see they are NOT ALONE! We can do this together.
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Carol Andrews says
Just a suggestion about your Accuquilt dies. They need to be stacked on end like books. When you stack them flat and on top of each other you blunt the die edges, shortening their life.
Thank you! I hadn’t heard that!
Linda Garcia says
For the thread that is behind the umbrella, if you decide to keep it there, how about some clear bins that are only 2 or 3 inches tall? You could then slide out a bin and look at it somewhere there is better light or whatever the case may be. That way, you wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time trying to see what you have behind the umbrella.
I rarely buy new storage bins until done with organizing as I usually find I have what I need already just need to change things around. Currently I have a stack of containers to repurpose after working on my sewing room.