Do you have a craft or hobby room at home where you can sew, paint, draw, execute paper crafts and/or kids crafts (if you have children)? If so, it’s important to keep this space clutter-free and tidy. “Why is this so important?” you may ask. According to Skillshare.com, getting organized can make you a more productive artist.
On a similar note, the Productivity Experts are adamant that an organized workspace can help you:
If your creativity is being stifled by an untidy workspace, have no fear. We’ve provided a few tips and tricks to help you organize your cluttered craft room once and for all, thus, help you achieve your personal crafting goals.
The key to getting your craft room organized and staying that way is making time to do so – which is easier said than done. You can approach decluttering your craft room in two ways: do it all in one day or break it into smaller increments, say 15 minutes, over the course of several days. Each method has its benefits, but provides flexibility depending on your schedule and how you prefer to work.
Expert Tip: Once you’ve organized your craft room, keep it that way by setting aside time every week for maintenance.
This step will literally take you 10 minutes – and it’s worth it! An overview consists of a walk-through of your hobby room, which will help you answer the following:
Expert Tip: As you’re doing your overview, make a list of everything you see that’s contributing to the clutter. Once you’re done with your list, take a “before” photo so you can compare the end result with where you started. Just don’t forget the “after” snapshot!
The materials you use less often still need homes. You can still use bins or plastic containers, but this time, we strongly suggest lids and labels. The lids allow you to stack them in a closet or wall unit, and the labels let you know what’s inside of each, so you don’t have to go digging.
For many, crafting is a creative and healthy way to relax. However, if you’re attempting to craft in clutter, chances are your cortisol levels aren’t being lowered, but rather, they’re rising! That’s why it’s important to organize your craft room – if it’s not for the love of your art, do it out of consideration for yourself.
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