Craft Closet Cleanout

I have a small closet in my craft room that is organized like a jigsaw puzzle. This works great as long as I always take the time to put things away right but if I don't do that just once, the next thing doesn't go in right and then the next and the next and so on. Yesterday I plopped O down with an educational computer game he only gets to play when I'm really jonesin' for some craft time and I want him in the room with me. Here's the closet in disarray:

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I pulled a lot of stuff out, tidied up the ribbons and the paper, rearranged the contents of a few drawers and in the end, it looks a lot better. As an added bonus, I realized I have indeed been using up ribbon which was a goal of mine starting out this year because I clearly have a bit too much (I had them stored in different places before moving into this house and had no idea how many duplicates I had).

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And specifically my ribbon storage (which I totally love):

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I realized I've used enough ribbon to store a few extra things in those bottom racks and even have a little room to spare. I'm sure I'll find something to stash down there before too long. I have to make sure I don't put ribbons anywhere near where my cat can reach them though because she eats them and gets sick. She's all heart, not so much brain. >>'.'<<

This kind of storage would never work for me if I couldn't hide it behind a door. I'd go nuts with how cluttery it looks but since it does close up, the clear drawers are perfect so I can see what's inside and I do find that the majority of my craft supplies have logical spots and are easy to access. My favorite part is the ribbon storage though. That's just a simple pantry organizer from the hardware store. It's just a big version of this.

Thank you for reading,
Julie

6 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea for ribbon!  Right now I use clear storage boxes but I have to reorganize them every time I take a roll out.  Kind of a pain.  This would be great over the door to my craft studio.  Thanks for the great idea!

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  2. Marvelous job of organizing! You put me to shame! My teas have to move because I love the idea of using that rack for ribbon though I have no door space for it, I'll find a way to mount it.  Exquisite use of a small space! I am impressed, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you!! Your poor teas, homeless, but I must say, the ribbon rack does work great. 

    You can pick up little hooks that you screw into the wall in the organization section of your local home improvement store. They'll have them by the wire closet systems. It's a white hook that you put a screw through that the pantry organizer clips onto. Good luck!!

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  4. I'm so glad the idea will help you. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Love your ribbon storage idea!   It looks so nice and neat.  I store my ribbon a few different ways, but I've never written a post on it...maybe I should?  I do love looking at others' craft rooms/closets/nook areas.  Thanks for sharing.  ---Michelle

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  6.  this is amazing!  Organization is the key to everything!

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