Now, some day I would like to have a fancy pretty sewing room, but I kinda have this feeling that this room won't be mine forever. So this is not a post about my pretty craft room. It is a post about tips to keep it clean or at least to help you clean up quickly.
So how did I get this room clean in less than 15 minutes? I just make sure that everything has a place. Here are my top three issues and my top three solutions.
#1 Rulers - Awwh the rulers and templates and all those nifty tools, but after you use them, the what are you to do with them?
#2 Boxes / projects - I needed a way to store all the projects so I went and bought 6 boxes from target. My goal is to only have
You can see how nicely a project fits in (these do hold layer cakes too). I couldn't find them on target.com, but they have them in the storage section. I think I got them on sale for like 3 dollars each. I started with 4 until, but when I saw I had more room, I added a couple more.
Then I just set them on a bookshelf. And ta da! Nice and organized. Just ignore the pile of bags in the corner and the exercise equipment I should be using right now instead of writing this.
I just wrap my fabric that is greater than 2 yards on them and then I can easily cut off what I need.I also label them. So that I know what they are. I am always getting my kona and bella mixed up.
Now for the bulk of my fabric. I wish I could afford to buy mini bolts for all my fabric, but as my mom was kind enough to share the ones above with me, I needed a less expensive option. So, I use these nifty stack-able plastic bins. They come as 3 drawer stacks, but you can pop them apart and stack them even higher.
Like this drawer. Hello my name is Jenniffer and I don't know what the color yellow is. Nor do I enjoy the warm side of the color wheel.
With these storage solutions, in just a few moments, I was able to put everything back in its place, and my room is pretty much clean.
That is if you ignore the need for vacuuming. There was no way I was not going to do that on a week night.
I hope you enjoyed my tour of my sewing/craft room and that you might have found a tip for helping organize your own space.
I am link up over at the sewlux.blogspot.com Stitch & Share Challenge - January 2012.