How to Tackle Your Crafting Clutter and Clear Your Mind
We’ve all been there–the dirty laundry pile has reached a towering height, you’ve got stacks of paper strewn around your office, or there’s just so much “stuff” built up in your room that you feel like you’re almost drowning in it. A disorganized space–specifically the creative space you use for crafting– can have a huge impact on your mood and mentality, and it can almost feel impossible to remedy. You know you need to clean house, but where do you even start?
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by clutter, and the task of getting it organized can seem even more intimidating. With a little bit of time, effort, and a positive mindset, you can create an organized creative space that will not only make you feel happier, but will also make you more productive with your beading and jewelry making.
The best way to tackle any organizational job is to start small and work your way out. Begin by organizing the area you use the most, whether that’s your desk area or whatever other surface you work on, and then gradually shift your focus to areas you don’t use as often, such as cabinets or drawers used for storage. By working on one area at a time, the task of reorganizing your space will feel much easier, instead of trying to overhaul everything at once!
To further help you out with the organization process, we’ve asked our organizing expert friends at Go-Organize.com for their input. If you haven’t yet visited their website, you’ll find a variety of products for your storage and organizational needs at Go-Organize.com. No matter how big or small the job is, you’ll find great ideas and great products for helping you get organized and stay that way! Visit their website and get a 5% off coupon when you sign up for their newsletter with organizing tips and all the latest information on sales and other special offers. Check out this great Q&A from Go-Organize.com!
Q. It’s great when you can dedicate an area to be your crafting space, but I am space-limited. What do I do?
A. You’re not alone! It is definitely possible to create a dedicated crafting area in a small space. If you are in a small space and feel cramped with too much “stuff,” we recommend using storage cubes with drawers and doors to give the area a clean and tidy look. We also recommend making use of our mobile work stations and storage solutions, which you can move easily to suit your needs. Finally, if you have a closet to spare, you’d be surprised at how productive you can be by turning it into a workspace! Again, check out our mobile work stations and storage solutions–these can easily fit inside a closet for easy access and storage.
Q. I love my beading projects, but I also do other types of craft projects. Do you have any suggestions on how to organize for that?
A. Yes! Go-Organize.com sells a variety of products that work for multiple crafts. For example, the Revolving Organizer can be used for jewelry/beading, papercrafting, mixed media, and needle arts. The Embellishment Organizer and the 2-Shelf And Ribbon Drawer Cube can both be used for papercrafting or jewelry-making/beading. We suggest creating a designated space for each craft to keep you organized. If you have limited space, try organizing a different desktop organizer for each craft, then fill designated drawers with specific tools and supplies.
Q. I really like your modular cubes but I am worried about buying a set now and then wanting to add more later, only to find that they don’t fit together.
A. All of our products are designed to fit together and be added on over time. Should you decide to add additional storage or organizational modules later, you will be able to do so.
How do you organize your craft space? Share your tips and tricks in the comments section on the blog for a chance to win a Revolving Organizer from Go-Organize.com! Two winners will be randomly selected. The deadline to submit your comment has been extended to Wednesday, August 19 at 11:59 PM Mountain time.
Good luck, and Happy Beading!