Small Space Living: 5 Craft Storage Secrets for Small Homes

Small Space Living: 5 Craft Storage Secrets for Small Homes

Adrienne Breaux
Oct 11, 2014
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So you love to craft but don't think you have enough room in your home to store the necessary supplies? Even if you don't have an entire room dedicated to craft, it doesn't mean you can't make room for the hobbies and activities that bring you creative joy. These five secrets are some of our favorite ideas we've seen around the web on how to fit more craft into your home and life!

Of course it's not just a lack of space that can be a hinderance to crafting in a small space, it's keeping it all organized, too (which as we know, messes seem to crop up even more in a small space).

1. Maximize the storage you do have
We love the idea of using clothing hangers in your craft supply storage. Craft Storage Ideas lists a ton of ways in which hangers can help organize, from hanging ribbons, to separating fabric and more. So evaluate the storage space you do have in your home (even if it's a clothes or linen closet) and see if there's a way to get creative to squeeze more space into those spots.

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2. Label, label, label
See, when you don't have a dedicated room or area for your craft supplies, you need to be even more dedicated to the art of labeling. Labeling boxes, labeling drawers, labeling everything. Especially when you're mixing your craft supplies with other storage items. This won't just make it easier to find your craft supplies, you'll be more likely to remember what you have and use them more! We spotted some smart labeling ideas in a craft room on Uncommon Designs.

3. Dedicate a whole piece of furniture to the craft cause
If you don't have a whole room to give over to craft but do think you could spare an entire piece of furniture, you'll be better for it! You'll enjoy returning to this piece of furniture (even if it's as small as a side table with a couple of drawers) and feel inspired when you open it up. And make it a furniture piece you can close up when you want to contain the craft clutter.

4. Makeover surprising spots for craft supplies
As spotted in this photo on HGTV Magazine, you've got to sometimes look to unusual spots to store stuff. Behind the door, shelves above the door, under the bed — if you live in a small home consider those peculiar but still viable storage spots for your craft supplies.

5. Get very detailed with your organization
No matter if you have an entire room, a furniture piece or are mixing your craft storage with other things in areas of your small home, you want to get pretty detailed with your craft needs to maximize space and make it functional so you can use it. So that's speciality tools and DIY projects for the kind of craft supplies you use the most, whether it be ribbon, markers, fabric or more. Drawer dividers, small containers — it doesn't matter what it is, take the time to really get detailed. We spotted some ideas on Good Housekeeping.

What are the most useful craft storage supply ideas for small spaces that you've ever used or come across? Share in the comments below!

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