Organizing a small craft space Efficiently.
When we didn’t have room in our house for a dedicated craft space, we turned the shed into a craft room. It’s a pretty good size shed, granted, but it’s still just a shed. Space is limited. And I have a LOT of craft supplies! Finding ways to store those supplies so they were easy to access and organized was a challenge! I want to share some of the ways I made it work!
My 8×12 shed. My son says it’s like the Tardis… it’s bigger on the inside (Doctor Who reference). I will admit, when you open those doors and find a fully functioning craft room inside it does surprise! When we were setting it up, the biggest challenge became fitting years and years of acquired craft supplies into this small space.
We found several solutions!
First, an old display case we found on an online yard sale site. Sometimes these things just fall into your lap! This was one of those times, and boy was it a lucky find! It was old, and in pretty bad shape! Once we had it home I may have questioned my choice momentarily. But after some really good cleaning, and some fresh paint, it worked out perfectly! We made this the base for one of the counters, and it became the storage bin holder.
I’ll let you in on a little secret with the storage bins… You can find ones just like these at a Dollar store, for $1.00 each. I buy mine at Walmart instead. There I get them in a bunch, 5 for $4.95 I save 5 whole cents, and they come neatly bundled in packs of five. I know, that’s not a huge savings, but sometimes every little bit helps!
My favorite labeling solution is chalkboard labels, and a chalk marker! These are the specific ones that I use in my shed. The labels work perfectly, they are easy to wipe clean if you want to change the label, and they look great! The chalk marker can be a little tricky to work with, but I’ve found that to be the case with all chalk markers. Sometimes they make a big huge mess, but when they aren’t making a mess, they’re awesome! The chalk markers came in a 2 pack. I have not had to use the second yet they seem to last for a good amount of time. (*These are affiliate links)