Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We could all use some help organizing our lives especially if we are a craft person or have a family.  My home is no different than most... I have been working on organizing things so they are easily accessible.

Buying things and storing them is no benefit if you can not find what you are looking for when you need it. I have made purchases on sale, had no place for storing them and then I tuck the items somewhere to be found later... usually after I have repurchased or the event has gone buy.

It is too bad we can not all have a space like this to store our supplies and excess goods...

But as we do not -  we need to use different options to help us be better organized.

Here are a few wonderful ideas I found on Pinterest - this site has so many great ideas I am sure you will find something for you there too.

Organizing my fabrics is very important to me... I have a small sewing room and have to be able to locate and see what I have on hand... I use this system as well as file boxes to store my fabrics:

I love using the see through totes... just at a glace I can tell what fabrics are in there.

 These covered totes are wonderful as they keep your fabric clean fresh and neat for years.

What a neat way to store your batteries... right at your fingertips you know what you have and what you need to replenish:

Dollarstore containers are perfect for this.... I love mine.

 Keeping the receipts and warranties for your new items is so important.... and you need a neat filing system that is easy and at your fingertips... also found this on Pinterest:
A simple binder and document protector sheets... put your warranties and receipts all together along with your user guides.

Here are a few ideas that I want for my kitchen and sewing room... they are on my wish list:

What a great use of wasted space... my handyman is going to install these for me when he gets the chance.

These kick drawers are just the right size for pizza pans, muffin pans, broiler pans, etc!

This will make my life so much easier in my sewing room... everything at my fingertips!

What do you have that makes your space more user friendly?

Drop me a link - I would love to see what you use!

I have many more ideas on my Pinterest Board... check it out: http://pinterest.com/sewinggranny/storage-craft-rooms-and-organization/


ByNanasHands said...

What a wonderful blog post! Very informative Mona. I will have to checkout your Pintrest board and see what other great finds you have there. I would LOVE to be more organized.....I think I'll have to keep your blog handy so I can refer to it...

Crystal said...

Wow! I love the organization ideas -- man do I need help in this department!

MagicByLeah said...

wow, what a great collection of organizational techniques. I especially love those thin drawers for the kitchen.
Right now I am crafting out of my 'craft cart' which is (was) sorted and organized to have different items assigned to different drawers. great ideas for when I have an actual studio though

Jill Q said...

You KNOW how I love organization❣ I'm completely jealous of your setup ... it is super-fantastic!!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I can't say I have a system that is working at the moment... for now, I'm using ebay to get rid of crap!

Symbolic Imports said...

Amazing organizational ideas!

Peelirohini said...

Such wonderful ideas for storing stuff SG!
Thanks for sharing!,l

Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways said...

I dont have anything as I only occupy a room I cant wait to have my own place!

Great pins :)

CalliopeCreations said...

Absolutely fantastic storage ideas. Now, if only I had the room!

You're right. Out of sight - out of mind.

Linda Blatchford said...

Mona, I love the organization tips and I see a ton of ideas on Pinterest too.

I use the little tool supplies drawers, big plastic drawers, the divided plastic containers and larger plastic bins for shows.

Nothing is labeled, though; I just open and close as needed.

I love those kick drawers, sigh, we have no space down below our cabinets in the kitchen.

nangatesdesigns said...

Love your organization ideas. I really need to organize my fabric and those totes look like a good solution. I'm going to check out your pinterest board for more tips.

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Wonderful post Mona! I get so many great ideas for organizing from Pinterest also.
Thanks for sharing.

Mary C. Nasser said...

What an inspiring post on organization!
Love the colorful photos!

I am your newest blog follower, too!
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