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The Spring cleaning bug has bitten me, I have been organizing everything in my house that I’ve been neglecting for months. It feels so good to get things back in tip top shape around here. One of the rooms that has been the worst is my office / craft room. Today I’m sharing some Easy Craft Room Organization tips with you.
The current issues of Real Simple Magazine and Cooking Light Magazine are featuring some great tips for getting things clean and organized this Spring. Often times when it comes to finding inspiration for around my house I turn to Real Simple, honestly it’s one of my favorite magazines to read.
This was the state of my office / craft room, since all the pretty Christmas decor was taken down in January it’s looked like a bomb went off in this room. So embarrassing, luckily I know I’m not alone on this one. Am I right?
This photo from my instagram feed doesn’t even begin to show the piles of junk every where on the floor making it incredibly difficult to actually vacuum this room.
One thing I love when organizing a space is pretty and functional containers. They do exactly what their name says it does, they contain things. Bonus, they make things look pretty while doing it. For example these large glass lidded jars I found at a local craft store help to keep all my pretty washi tapes from getting out of hand.
I also filled one of my favorite vintage ball jars with chalk, I tend to use it frequently for chalkboard art projects and love that it’s ready for me to grab.
I recently turned an thrift shop find of an old spice rack into this awesome Twine Holder, it’s perfect for storing my twine collection and it looks great on my shelf.
I collect vintage blue ball jars so I have plenty on hand, I’ve put them all to good use by filling them with things like pencils.
It’s handy to have all my most used scissors in one spot too, this Striped Ball Jar keeps them all together and handy for when I need to grab a pair.
Keeping my favorite thread spools organized is easy, just stack them neatly in a cute basket. It not only keeps them organized but doubles as cute decor.
These Numbered Mason Jars help keep small things like labels, embroidery floss, and other small odds and ends I need on hand. You can also see that putting things like foam paint brushes in a small crate makes it super easy to grab one during my projects.
For fabric storage I usually roll my favorite fabrics and place them in wire baskets on my bookshelves. It makes it easy to see what I have, plus all the pretty colors and patterns make my eyes happy.
After I’ve organized everything I usually give every nook in my craft room a good once over with the vacuum. Between dust and threads from sewing, millions of small paper particles from recent craft sessions with my cutting machine my craft room gets super dirty.
Don’t forget to clean your vacuum while your making your Spring cleaning & organizing checklist. It’s pretty easy to do. Just empty your canister, rinse completely and set aside to dry. Wash any reusable filters and also dry completely. Use a damp microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe the entire surface of your vacuum. And remove any debris, strings, or hair from the roller brush with small scissors or a seam ripper from your sewing box.
Now your organized, everything is clean, and your ready to craft!
Right now if you head in to your local Target store you can find both of the current issues of Real Simple and Cooking Light magazines at the checkout. If you purchase both April issues you will receive a $5 gift card while supplies last.
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