How I Keep my Small Craft Space Tidy

Today, I want to use my blog post to get inspired with ideas of what to do when I do have a craft/design/office room. I have never really had a craft room. I have had to carve it out of our bedroom or living room. We are looking at renting or buying a new house this coming summer hopefully.

After Photo of Craft Space

We have been living in a 2 bedroom house since we moved to WA state. As I have switched from maker to designer/blogger, I really need a craft/office space. Who knew that designing was 90% computer work each week. All I can do is dream about how I want it to be hopefully soon.

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May 10th every year is National Clean Your Room Day. This day is a day that parents eagerly await…. but children dread!

“If you’ve got kids, it is very possible that their rooms are a vast wasteland, completely filled with “good stuff”. “Messy” is too kind of an adjective to describe the conditions. Its impossible to walk through the room. Every dresser and shelf (and under the bed), is packed with everything imaginable. Dust has been piling up as long as your child has been around. Comfy, cozy, and quite livable to the child, its an everyday source of frustration for the “folks”.

To mom and dad’s delight, and every child’s chagrin, Clean Up Your Room Day arrives every May 10th. Get out the shovels. Call in an industrial sized dumpster. Its time for everyone to clean your rooms!

Note to Kids: Clean Up Your Room Day also applies to your parents. You may want to inspect to assure that mom and dad practice what they preach!

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/May/cleanuproomday.htm

I don’t have much space where we are. I am in a pocket in our bedroom. So every day I have to clean off my desk because everyone thinks my desk is where they should put everything from schoolwork to toys to mail to everything. So every morning I clear off my desk so I can work. Here is a picture below I took one day before I started work. Normally it is not as bad as this but here it is.

When I dream of having a craft/office room dedicated to just my work, I imagine beautiful cubes to hold my yarn. Maybe even a peg board to put some of my yarn and use as a backdrop for videos and lives. I also would love to have a simple desk area for just computer work separate from designing area of playing with yarn. I would love an area dedicated for my photo box already set up so I could use anytime I wanted. I would love a space for everything I need.

I purchased these different crochet baskets from my maker friend Julie from J2Craftworks. Her work is amazing! I have all my Furls Hooks in one basket. I have my stitch markers in a mini basket which is perfect for that. It helps keep my stitch markers quick and easy to reach for. I have my pencils/pens in another basket. Then I have another basket with odds and ends like tape measure and things like that.

Here is my affiliate link for the Furl hooks you see! I love mine! Try them out!

Check out my other crochet designer friends and their ideas for Clean your Craft Room take on Clean your Room Day.

Ideas to Clean Up your Craft Room by Christine Naugle from Sweet Potato 3

How a Messy Office Space Keeps Me Organized from Debbie Field of Madame Stitch

So I hope that you have enjoyed how I organize or keep my creative space as clean as I can in my tiny space!

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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