Streamline your space and be a happier crafter
My current space is more streamlined than ever and I have what I feel is a very healthy relationship with my craft supplies. If I don't use it, it has to go! Can you imagine this room USED to be stacked floor to ceiling with supplies? Yeah, it looks FULL-ish right now but this is NOTHING compared to 2010!
I spent all day yesterday cleaning the space to get it ready for this tour. I had some help from Xaver and Katie too. In the past it would have taken us weeks to clean the space because there was that much stuff. Or I would have piled the excess in the garage to hide it. The only things that went to the garage this time were items going to the school or being donated! I will confess, I do have three cabinets and a shelving unit in the garage full of product, mostly for design teams where the product is big, like Smoothfoam or bolts of Kunin felt that I am making larger projects with.
I just gotta be totally honest with ya on this! Even so, the amount of stuff I have is so much more manageable now. It is likely less than an eighth of what I had six years ago when I started doing room tours on my blog. My friend Aprile gasped when she came over here right before CHA and saw how empty my drawers were! Use it or lose it, I say!
My current craft space or studio or scrapbook room … whatever you'd call it!
Everything I have in my craft space must have a use. It must be practical.
All the storage and supplies have one purpose – to help me get craft done. I used to teach a class on organizing craft rooms. One of the main tenets of that class was that you needed to make it easy to use the things you want to use the most, creating a space that supports you crafting.
Alot of us have spaces that hinder us from crafting. Think about it. If you have to move a box and pull your Cricut off the shelf to use it, then it is harder to use than if it were table top. Not everyone has the space to keep their most used tools on the table. But if you can make it as easy as possible to get to and use that tool, then you will surely use it more! And using it more takes away the guilt and regret of buying it, makes you feel more fulfilled, and helps you get crafty.