5 Tips for Organizing Your Craft Space

"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." -Benjamin Franklin

Don't procrastinate

The longer you wait to organize your craft space, the more difficult it will become. Now is a great time to start!

Schedule time for crafting AND for clean up
When you plan time to craft, be sure and also schedule time for your craft space organization.

Archive your supplies
Keep a record of what you have. Don't just rely on memory. If possible make it easy to access when away from home so you can double check if you already have a specific color.

Everything gets a home
Store supplies in the proper place. Things will get lost if you don't have a home. You can even use labels to help remember where supplies go, but NEVER label anything miscellaneous. You'll also save time during clean up if you put supplies away as you go.

Let things go
Declutter regularly and keep only what you'll need. Don't hang onto those scraps of paper you've had for years. Dispose of old ink pads you don't have refills for. Throw away dried up markers. Sell it, throw it, donate it! Have a plan of where you'll discard items. Will you sell it, throw it away or donate it? Set piles for each as you organize your craft space.