I told you last week that I needed to clean up my craft storage room. Don’t be confused and think that this room will ever be a craft room. There isn’t enough room to work in there. It is strictly for storage. It’s always worked pretty well, until I opened my Etsy shop. Now I have stuff all over the house. I recently cut a lot of boards to have on hand for custom orders as they come in.
This is where I was keeping the overflow—in the guest room. I had shipping materials, here and there. I need to keep everything in one place, that’s the goal of this task.
Funky Junk Donna did a post years ago about cleaning, that you should “gut” not “shuffle”. It was not practical to gut this room, so I took it in sections. I started with gutting this corner.
I started with one shelving unit, realizing that I needed to go UP with my storage options. I bought this at Meijer and it was over $30. I quickly realized that I needed a more frugal option…
I found these very inexpensive shelving units at Home Depot for $15 each. They aren’t going to last a lifetime, but I needed a couple of ‘em.
I started filling up the shelves with my completed signs, and blank inventory.
The shipping boxes fit neatly in between the shelving units.
Notice how these shelving units go “with” the windows….
I ended up buying 3 more units, and turned them so that I could get more in the space. I do NOT need floor space, because if I have floor space, I may use it for storage.
See all the empty shelves? That is a good thing! Full shelves mean you’re in trouble because you’re running out of room.
This is where I store my bubble wrap and paper filler.
It’s still not pretty folks, but it’s functional. Look at the bubble/air pockets, they are overflowing after I got more shipments for my Spring Fling. Kitty snuck in here, and I ended up shutting to door on her for a couple of hours. I didn’t even realize she was in this picture.
Things are more organized. Do I have too much stuff? Yeah, I do. Hopefully I can tackle some of those easy projects piled on top of the cabinet in the coming weeks. Until then, I’ll be working on all of those signs for my Memorial Day Show.
If you have a real “craft room” I would be jealous, but I have two “shop” areas, so I’m okay not having a craft room.
I am officially on wordpress now, I hope you don’t mind leaving a comment… I think after you leave one, it might be easier the second time??? I’m not sure how to leave a comment on Blogger blogs now. 🙁