Craft Room Organization

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Check out these fun craft room organization tips! Use your energy to harness your creativity and focus on the project at hand...not on finding your supplies.

craft room organization

Have you ever spent more time searching for pieces than working on your current project?

Do you find yourself buying multiples of the same item, because you have trouble locating it when you need it?

Are you bewildered by the ability of others to follow projects through to completion?

Keeping your tools and pieces in order helps you effortlessly locate what you need for the project at hand, saves you time and money, and makes your activity more enjoyable (encouraging completion).

Utilize the following craft organization process and recommended craft storage products to help you get started!

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Savanna loves to make her own clothes. Rachel enjoys creating scrapbooks. Rita delights in rubber stamping. Lisa likes to make her own jewelry.

Different people, different hobbies.

Let's add a commonality - organization! No matter the craft, easily finding what you need allows the focus to be solely on inventing your masterpiece rather than on the whereabouts of the maroon thread or the red ink or what have you.

The following information can be applied to any craft hobby you partake in.

Craft Room Organization: The Process

Utilize the general organizing procedure of purge, sort and store, and apply it when organizing craft supplies.


  • Start by gathering all of your craft gear. Pick up one item at a time and decide if it is worth keeping. In order to accomplish this, ask yourself appropriate questions (i.e. Do I still use this? Is it in working condition? How often do I use this?).

  • As you make decisions, put the item in the corresponding pile, bag or box - Keep, Donate, Distribute To Others, Trash, Recycle.

  • Take out the trash and recycling and put the donations in your car. This hinders the possibility of undoing your hard craft organization work.


  • Now that you have gotten rid of all unnecessary items, it's time to focus on what's left. Separate the remaining things into categories (i.e. Sewing - thread, tools, ribbon OR Rubber Stamping - stamps, ink pads, paper OR Jewelry Making - beads, tools, wire).


  • With your craft products categorized, you can see how much you have of everything. Use craft room organization products accordingly. See items suggested below.

craft room organization

As you can see in the photo above, I keep my craft supplies organized in colorful boxes according to hobby.


  • Get in the habit of putting items back in their proper places. This will ensure that you can effortlessly locate things, prevent you from buying multiples of the same item, and thus save you money.

  • Go through your craft supplies twice a year to get rid of unwanted or unusable items.

Craft Room Organization: The Storage Products

Craft room organization products are so much fun! Check out the below craft room storage ideas for storing your supplies

For All Of The Little Things

Outuxed 36 Grid Clear Plastic Organizer Box
This durable, portable product is great for separating thread, needles, thimbles and all those other little pieces.

3-Tier Stackable Storage Container Box with 30 Compartments
This product has three tiers that snap together, a strong lid that snaps closed to keep items inside securely stored without sliding and a handle on the top.


Ribbon Dispenser
This ribbon dispenser makes it easy to access your ribbons as well as keep them organized. It also stacks!

Swing-Arm Slack Hanger
Slide small ribbon spools onto the arms of this hanger and voila!


The Fabric Organizer
"Just Tuck...Fold...And Store!" It's that easy. Check it out!

Art Bin
Durable and deep, this art box features removable dividers to store art supplies of all kinds.


South Shore Collection Craft Table
This piece of craft room furniture does the job! It has so many places to store all of your supplies and a nice surface to do your projects on.

Expedit Hobby Furniture (or the like)
I'm also a huge fan of Ikea's Expedit furniture (see here how I helped a client organize her scrapbooking supplies using Expedit shelves). These shelving systems come in different colors and sizes and can be customized with baskets and drawers to organize craft room supplies of all kinds!

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