A Craft Room Revolution
Craft room organization is essential, yet sometimes very hard to accomplish. After all, being a crafty Creative doesn’t usually go hand in hand with neat and tidy! I have had some sort of a craft space ever since I started working as a crafter back in 2012.
From a dining room table to a cramped office nook, I have managed to make my ideas come to life in a small or disorganized space. BUT when I final got into a larger space in our new home – my craft loft, I discovered that I still felt cramped and dysfunctional in my work area.
My epiphany? If you don’t have a well-organized thought out craft space it doesn’t matter how big or small it is, your creativity may feel chaotic.
That’s why I decided to completely excavate my craft room, and you can too with my 3 Day Craft Room Revolution Challenge! Keep reading for more pictures of my craft space!
Why You Need to Organize Your Craft Room
I know some of us (ahem me) will procrastinate when faced with the challenge to completely revolutionize their craft space. So before I show you my craft room organization before and after I want tell you what I discovered when I took the time to do this!
1. You will find inspiration
When I say find inspiration, I mean this metaphorically but also literally. There was so many buried supplies that I discovered in this clean out process. After buying supplies and tossing them in the closet, I totally had forgotten all the inspiring projects I have planned to make.
In addition to that, I also found myself brainstorming new projects with old or left over supplies, which I had totally abandoned to the glitter covered, twine knotted stuff bottom drawers of my space.
2. You will SAVE money
Organizing your craft room will TOTALLY SAVE YOU MONEY! Who else here plans a project and writes out what they need to buy at the craft store only to discover that you already had some of the supplies later on? Or maybe you know you have a supply on hand but you can’t manage to find it, so you just go buy more and thus increase your cluttered space.
And repeat…till we look like an episode of hoarders..
I know I’m not alone here ya’ll! So trust me, the time you need to take to clear this space will pay you back in craft supplies!
3. You will work more efficiently
Whether you are just a hobbyist or a craft business owner like myself, your efficiency will increase immensely when your craft room is organized. Not only will you save the time of not digging around looking for things, but you also will probably feel more productive without the noisy clutter when you are creating, and may even produce better projects because of it!
Craft Room Before and After
So what was my craft room like before? Kinda a cross between the Underside (from Stranger Things) meets the chaos of a Black Friday sale at Michael’s craft store! As much as I don’t want to share the before pictures here are a few for us to cry over together. 😉
Why yes, those are old blinds hanging from the 1980’s…
Alright that was painful. Now let me show you what it looks like after my 3 days of organization!
Yes, I hear the angels singing too in this image. I decided I needed to create a clean clutter free work space (my desk), a photography space, ample storage space (which I obviously lacked before) AND a filming space for my face to face videos. Plus I added a colored accent wall in a shade of turquoise, which is one of my favorite colors and it really made the room pop!
Mission accomplished! Now when I am crafting I stand at my desk, where I have access to my Cricut (that box is my Cricut Maker that I still need to set up) as well as a pegboard with my commonly used tools and embellishments.
Boy, do I love this wrapping cart! It stores all of my background paper for my photo shoots as well as 3 drawers full of any smaller supplies or for my case where I like to keep extra camera and computer equipment! See all my storage solutions here!
How to Organize Your Craft Room: Free Organization Printables
One of the biggest things I did in this challenge was eliminate the unnecessary. I know as creative people that can be hard, but it helps make room for fresh and new ideas! The second thing I did was pick out some amazing craft storage units (this is key).
I hope some of you are now wanting to know more about how I created a space exactly like this and what storage solutions and tools I used!
I cover these things in more depth in my 3 Day Craft Revolution Challenge!
Free craft stock printables
Lastly I designed a full craft room stock printable set, so you always know what you have on hand. It helps you take stock of the most common craft room items such as ribbons, fabric, paper, art supplies, embellishments, vinyl, yarn and more!
I decided to take the time to put all this together in a 3 Day Craft Room Revolution Challenge, so you be a organized and creative as me!
I will walk you through my process of organization, how to determine what to keep and what to get rid of, as well as give you my set of free craft room stock printables to help you keep track of all your supplies. Oh and a bonus project planner is included as well!
The purpose of this challenge is not only getting out the clutter, but knowing what you have on hand at all times so you can save money and create all those bursting ideas you have without getting bogged down by the mess around you!
If you want to grab these free printables for your craft room organization and take my challenge click here!
I hope this will help you gather inspiration to organize your own craft space! If you want to learn more about what I create in my space check out my favorite projects here! Tell me below in the comments what you favorite part of this craft room organization is?