When you’re a creative person who loves crafts, it can be difficult to keep everything organised all the time. But, whether you want to give your entire crafting space an uphaul or you’re just looking for craft storage boxes that’ll neatly hold your yarn stash, knitting needles and sewing thread, we’ve got a craft storage hack for it. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best craft storage ideas to help you to keep your crafting space neat and tidy, no matter how often you use it. We’ll cover:
Setting up your craft room can require a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it. Before you get started on the décor you’ll need to give the space you plan to use a good clean and declutter.
A craft area is a place to let your creative side out, and this tends to bring plenty of mess and untidiness along with it. And, as clutter has been proven to have negative effects on both your mental and physical health, including lower mood and higher stress levels, taking the time to tidy out your craft room might just be the solution to your problems.
Different people will benefit from different decluttering methods, whether that means you do things bit by bit or you deal with the whole lot at once. But, no matter which you use, you should always start by giving your craft room a good clean. When it’s time to put everything back, you’ll benefit from having a sorting system. Take three plastic storage boxes and sort items into boxes of things to stay, those to be recycled and those which can be donated elsewhere.
Decluttering is a great way to organise your craft room and using a storage system will make it easier to keep tidy. But, make sure that you’re being ruthless with your current stash and making decisions about the excess quickly. This will ensure you don’t waste time mulling over things that you don’t need to keep. If you’re stuck with where to start, check out our guide to decluttering and destressing.
Once you’ve gutted and cleaned your craft room of all the excess, you should be thinking about how to work with the space you’ve got. The way you do this can differ depending on the size and layout of your craft area, but there are a few general tips that you should consider for all spaces:
Don’t be afraid to make your crafting space as creative as you. In fact, the more creative your surroundings, the more likely you are to be inspired. So, experimenting with plenty of colours, textures and patterns is bound to fit right in with the purpose of your crafting space. If you’re struggling for décor inspiration, we’ve got a couple of ideas you’re sure to love:
The colour you paint your craft room can help to drive your imagination but can also make it more of a serene environment for you to unwind in and enjoy.
Nothing will be more inspiring than seeing your own hard work being showcased, even if it’s only in your own craft room. Seeing what you can achieve and watching your skills progress will be a great motivator, so why not display some of your own creations? This could involve:
Your craft materials don’t just have to be there for your hobby: they can also be great décor additions. So, instead of bundling your unused art materials into hidden baskets and trays, why not display them with some quirky craft storage hacks? Here are some ideas:
Once you’ve identified the best place for your crafting area, you’ll need to think about craft storage. And, as there will be plenty of materials and accessories to deal with, we’ve broken it down to make this easier for you.
Organising your crafting space is a great way to keep your home clean and tidy and your stress levels at bay. With so many craft storage ideas and hacks for your stash, there’s something to suit any space, big or small.
So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your crafting area orderly, take a look at our range of craft storage boxes. With lidded storage boxes, non-lidded storage boxes and compartment boxes to choose from, there are options for all of your crafting supplies and needs. We even have craft storage solutions for paperwork and stationery with our archiving and filing boxes and desk organisers. And, with free delivery on orders over £60, you needn’t wait to get started with your quest for a tidier crafting space.