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