We all know that the creative process is a messy one. If you’re like me, keeping your creative work space messy can be both helpful and hurtful to the creation process. As much as I like being surrounded by all my stuff, I also know that keeping an organized space helps me work faster and get more done. That’s why organizing can be a creative person’s best friend. Besides, if it’s been a while since you last organized, who know what you’ll find at the bottom of that pile on your desk.
Our friends over at FaveCrafts.com just put together a free eBook on how to organize your craft room with 15 craft room tours from some great designers and bloggers. I love it because not only do you get to see 15 amazing craft rooms, but it also gives tips on how to get yours more organized. Without even downloading the eBook, you can see their 5 best storage tips and how you can make your own versions. For the low price of free, it’s definitely worth checking out!
My favorite way to organize is by reusing old jars. Because I work with a lot of beads and other small supplies, keeping clear jars around can be really handy. Sometimes, though, I want to make the empty jars a little cuter. That’s where this project for painting little cherries on a glass jar is a great idea! I’ll still be able to see through to what’s inside the jar, but it’ll look much cuter on my shelf. Of course, for even smaller supplies, the stacking cases from Clover are an awesome addition to my craft room.
For bigger supplies I like to crochet up my own stash baskets. Why? Well I can use up some scrap yarn and I can make them any size I need. Need a rectangular one for holding envelopes? No problem. A deep square one for fabric scraps? Done.