Sorry Label Maker but you may have be dethroned as my favorite organizing companion.
You see I have a this problem with the craft room….my attention is always shifting from one craft to another. You were just too….permanent. I could not commit to static labels that long.
I can change the post-it labels so quickly and easily. They stick just like the adhesive on the top of a traditional post-it….except the entire label is covered with it. But you can move it and change the label just as easy as switching a normal post-it. My one hint….they are not found next to the post-its. I had to go to the “label” aisle at the office supply store to snag them.
For example… in the closet…..I started with this.
With the help of my Post-It Labels and some heavy duty sorting and purging, it now looks like this-
Now all my magazines, fabric, partially finished projects and wrapping supplies are handily organized.
And you see that empty shelf? There is a plan for that….my new craft obsession is quilting (like I happened to mention here) and therefore all my new fabrics already have a home waiting.
All the cotton fabrics are hanging on the white hangers, knits and flannel on the navy hangers and the home dec fabric are on the tan hangers.
I thought about being an over achiever and measuring each piece of fabric and writing the yardage on customized dry erasable labels hanging from each hanger. Then I got tired and decided that the color coding was going far enough to keep in semi organized. Maybe when I am bored this summer I will take on that idea but until then just pretend I have ultra cute tags.
Next to the hanging area I have my project boxes. These will be changing a lot (at least I hope) and the post it labels are perfect. (Notice the honey oak is still hanging on in the closet. That way I can remember it’s ugliness and be grateful that is gone from the rest of the room. Or I just was so incredibly sick of painting trim that I decided that the closet did not matter)
Hopefully this box will be empty soon as it was supposed to be a gift for this past Christmas.
I am loving all the pieces of a project in one centralized location so that I do not lose any pieces and can work on multiple things at a time. This just feeds the crafting ADD.
Miscellaneous fabric (like linings, interfacings, and left over batting) joins all the wrapping supplies in this organizer.
I try to recycle magazines…but some I cannot part with and before the “great reorganization” were just stacked everywhere. Now they are nicely stacked at the top of the closet where i can easily access them them but they are out of the way.
The rest of the craft room also received a good organization courtesy of the post-it label. But that will have to wait for another post. Don’t want to provide everyone with too much riveting entertainment at once…