Is your craft space disorganized? Are you finding that you’re NOT crafting as much as you’d like because you can’t find what you need, or you have no space to work? Yep, been there, done that! So I’m doing a 30-Day Organized Craft Room Challenge. And I invite you along with me to organize your craft space and rekindle your joy of crafting!
I know many of you have beautiful craft spaces already, but I also know a whole lot more of you struggle with this.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with craft supplies and “craftermath” (you know, all the stuff left over after you finish a craft).
But I can help! I love to organize things, and I’m in the midst of organizing and upgrading my own craft room, too!
TODAY is the day to start organizing your craft room.
What Makes ME the One to Help You?
Ok, confession time.
I am NOT a tidy person.
I tend to get things out and not put them away. I get extremely focused on particular tasks, and tidying up is something I don’t do when I’m focused. Over time, that can become a big issue for me.
So what do I do to counter this? I create “put-away places” for each item I have. The more likely I have a place for something, the more likely it is to go back into that place when I am done. The phrase, “a place for everything and everything in its place” is very apt.
Thus, I have become very good at organizing my stuff over the years. I can take a crammed, messy room — one that’s been used, say, as a dumping ground for stuff from the rest of the house — and organize it into an efficient place with space to actually do things. And I can do it FAST because I don’t mess around. I can teach you how to get to the core of the issue and get things done, too.
So here’s my story: My house used to be a home office with four employees. So we had a LOT of furniture, office equipment, boxes, and work-related things accumulating here for many years. In 2011, after the business had downsized considerably to the point where it was just me, I decided it was time to make serious changes. The basement, garage, and family room were entirely full of stuff.
Room by room, I began emptying and organizing the spaces. First, we did the garage, where we installed shelving and a huge workbench. Here’s a photo of the garage. (That easel-shaped thing in the middle is a project we were working on — a simple and quick-to-make clothing rack)
Then we did the basement, where we turned it into my sewing studio and our family’s project space. You would NOT believe what it looked like before (and, sadly, I have no before photos.) Here’s a photo of my sewing table and fabric storage in the studio:
Now, it’s time to tackle the “family room,” which is my office and improvised craft space. I want it to be an amazing craft room in addition to my office, because I love to craft. And I am accumulating more crafting supplies and doing more projects for this blog. I also want a pretty, bright space in which I can take photos and videos of projects to share with others.
I am documenting the entire process of organizing my craft room. I even took a before picture. But I’m not putting it on the blog. (Yeah, it’s that bad.) If you want to see what what the family/office/craft room looks like BEFORE, you’ll need to join the challenge.
I’ve always amazed people at how fast I can transform and organize a room, so I thought I should show YOU how to do it, too. It isn’t hard — I can show you, one step at a time.
Together, we can make an organized craft room!
How Does the Organized Craft Room Challenge Work?
Just sign up for the challenge (it’s free!) with the form at the bottom of this post. You’ll receive a DAILY email with organization information, tips, and an assignment. (Yes, you have to actually organize your craft space!)
I am working right alongside you, and I’ll be sending you photos of MY organized craft room as I do each assignment with you. Those in-progress photos will only appear in my emails — you will not see them anywhere on this blog! You are welcome to send me photos of your progress as well — I’m happy to be your accountability partner. I do not judge.
The 30-day challenge will also include lots of useful information: ways to make your craft room more efficient, ideas to store all sorts of craft items, and great tips and tricks from my own craft room.
Here are the types of organizational projects and tutorials I will share during the challenge:
We can do this together!
Not sure if YOU can do it? It works for many people! Check out Heather’s craft room makeover, organized with my methods!
Join the Free Organized Craft Room Challenge Here
Click the image below to get started!
You will receive your first e-mail — and first assignment — immediately after joining! Remember, it’s free.
You CAN do this. I am here to help and guide you. The daily emails serve as positive reminders to prompt you to take action. I will not guilt or shame you — everything I do is intended to empower and enable you to make these positive changes.
I look forward to sharing my organized craft room with you via email … and I hope you’ll share your progress with me as well.
P.S. Please pin this post on your favorite Pinterest board as a reminder!
Barbie Rodriguez says
I just moved and got a new craft room. I left all my old desks and tables behind so was able to pick things I’ve wanted for a long time. I have my perfect cutting table now (standing height) but am waiting for my sewing desk to be delivered. Something happened with the shipping and it’s been delayed ? Looking for some more organization ideas so I can get my supplies unpacked though!
How exciting! Sorry to hear about the delay of your sewing desk!
Boy do I need help. I can’t even walk into my craft room. I’m so overwhelmed. And want to make my grandaughters lace dresses for Christmas. So I need to be able to get in there to work. Simple baby steps or I will give up. I’m not well so about 2 hours a day is all I can commit. All ideas appreciated
Moved into new home a year ago. Hate when too many ideas get flustered and don’t do anything.
Husband has mancave in basement ( pool table came with house and kitchenette)
New puppy so now need to make craftroom from one of 2 guest rooms. 4 bedrooms. One for us, one for 12 year old one guest rooms for parents with queen size air mattress for now.
Other roomwith twin but think will sell.
Trilevel home. Kitchen on main with dining and entryway and living room.
Room coming in from garage with laundry, half bath, and non working fireplace against one wall, patio against other, and built in on office t-ed next to b room that my husband wants to change into full sized bathroom anf eventually make into full.
My daughter loves to see but with puppy too many instances of needles!
Would love to transform either the main room with fp or a bedroom.
I found I got so much scrap booking done years ago when I went away to a consultants house or a weekend retreat.
Help me! ?
I’ve decided to turn our third bedroom into a craft room. I don’t do many crafts, but like making wreaths for holidays and all year, and love crossstitching. Also, we love traveling and camping, and making gifts for our friends and family. The problem is I don’t have a clue how or where to start a craft room. The bed has been moved out. I have a nice large desk in there for working, but that is as far as Ive gotten. I really need advise and help….I’m reaching out to someone who knows what to do, so please help me….
Hi, Jenny! Did you start the 30-day challenge? It walks you through every step of creating and organizing your craft room. 🙂
Signed up and ready to organize. Let’s do this! I can’t take the chaos anymore.
I’m so glad I found you! I could have written your first post on ….. ‘not putting things away, becoming hyper focussed on whats being created… and then eventually the mess not wanting to create in it anymore…. ugh.
Off to get started!
Hooray! Keep me updated on your progress please. 🙂
Katrina Lee says
My. Crafty space isn’t an entire room, it’s a section of the family room that keeps creeping into the rest of the room. So excited to get started with this! Hubby has been talking about removing the beautiful roll top desk/space waster and building me a better crafting space, but he wants me to tell him what I want and I have no idea where to start!
I have a new room in progress but really lack space. I’m trying to create a small sanctuary that will fit two small desks. Any tips on space saving organizing tips. Most of my supplies are in close to my heart clock containers.
I have been sewing on and off for the last 30 years while working full time. I accumulated so many pieces of fabric and notions that I can’t easily access. When I retired from the work force in my late fifties, I wanted to sew for pleasure and also generated some income. As life has it, I had to delayed that dream for a few more years. I started a few time to organise things but never completed the task This challenge looks like what I need to set me on the right track.
Hi Jennifer, just signed up for the challenge!! Yeah! Every time I go to my craft room to start a project I end up organizing my time away, then next time I go I can’t find where my “organized” stuff is!!! I sew, love quilting – scrapbooking & card making! Have a craft room that is jam packed, also like and am beginning jewellery crafts. Have been accumulating supplies for when I retire and have time!!! ? My friends think that is very amusing! Hope you can help me, would love to go down and actually get a project DONE!
Michelle M. says
I just signed up…I’ll take ANYTHING right now that helps me stay focused and motivated to tackle the giant explosion of stuff in my craft room! I already started by gathering the gift wrap items together and organizing them, which helped tame the post-Christmas chaos. My next step is going to viciously purge the craft supplies that I haven’t used in 5+ years, and I’ve already lined up folks to give them to. I also work with my Kiwanis Club to provide local charities like Caitlin’s Smiles and the Ronald McDonald House with craft items as well.
(You and I are very much alike in that I absolutely need a place to put my things or they don’t get put away. I also get hyper-focused on a project and forget the final steps of cleaning up when done. I started reading this blog post and thought “yes!!! Someone who understands!!” 🙂 )
Every time I walk by my craft room (have to pass it to get to my bedroom), I just shake my head. I signed up for your help today & I really need it! Looking forward to getting organized!
Florence Elliott says
Love your website and all the exciting things I am learning and seeing. My craft room is a combination of rooms. It is our guest room as well as where my cats (4) hang out and it is my sewing room, painting room, cricut work space, also my at home office when I work from home. It is very small and I am just pulling my hair out trying to figure a way of making it work but each time I move things around it gets just as messy. I am using a 6 ft folding table on occasion when I have too many projects going at once. Like when my embroidery machine is going I’m usually doing my painting or working or even sewing on my other machine. I would love to have my Serger on a table somewhere but there is just no room. So for now I am using my dining room table to work on my cricut which isn’t always the most convenient. I also own the cabinet Workbox? But can’t even get that organized due to the limited space. So I am looking forward to creating a room like yours!! Love your craft room!! My work is cut out for me! Thank you for all the great ideas.
Toni L. Johnson says
I have a 8×8 spare room with a 4×4 closet. I need this room to be craft and office. Right now I use my spare room as an over flow but when guest come I have to throw it back in craft.
Crafts: plastic canvas so I lots book, canvas, ribbon and yarn. I’m learning to sew, so I have an old sewing machine with table. I also do odds and end project as needed.
Office: I’m an secretary treasurer and event planner for three non-profit groups.
I like to repurposed, upcycle, build from pallet for storage shelves. Will you 30 day challenge help me for my issues.