Hello, crafty friends! Enza here, and I'm back today to share a few organizational tips with you all. I don't have a craft room – all my crafting is done at the kitchen table, so I've had to find the best storage solutions that allowed me to get my supplies in and out in a fast and easy way.
First, let me show you my tiny piece of heaven, a small corner that makes me smile every time I look at it and where I store/display my most recent projects. This is the closest it gets to a craft room for me!
As you can see, I have a wire basket holding mostly gift boxes and other off-the-page projects, and another one with mini albums. Here I'm also using the baskets to hold rings of washi tape. Anything helps in a small space, right?
Bins, boxes and baskets are definitely the way to go, especially if you don't have a designated area where you can just sit and craft. I try to find pretty, but also functional items that can be easily transported from the storage room, where all my supplies are, to my scrappy space. They are affordable and definitely help keep your stash super organized - I usually categorize everything per type, collection, or manufacturer to make it easier to find what I'm looking for.
Another must-have is a rolling cart. All my basic supplies, such as scissors, adhesives, trimmers, but also mixed media supplies and other tools that I use on a daily basis are sitting in the cart and easily accessible at any time. Here is also where I store all the bits and pieces from collections I'm working with. They sit in separate pretty little plates or bowls and get rearranged based on my needs.
Sometimes I find that storage units meant to be used for a specific item are perfect for crafting supplies. This nail polish organizer keeps ink sprays, paint bottles and embossing powders neat and tidy. It is sturdy but light, so easy to carry around.
One last thing I wanted to show you is how I organize my ink pads. My husband just finished this unit for me. It holds so many of them! A great way to keep it functional is by color – The little adhesive dots I inked and adhered to the outside of each case are a great help when it comes to find color combinations.