Before I reveal the photos of my newly re-organized space, I want to share some tips with you that I’ve picked up over the years about PLACEMENT of supplies in your craft space. This is just an idea, and it doesn’t always work out perfectly since sometimes spaces present limitations, but the basic premise it to try to place items that you use most frequently in closer proximity to your workspace, and in an easily accessible container.
For example, I have a canvas caddy on my work surface that contains the adhesives, scissors, rulers, journaling pens, craft knifes, tweezers, paper piercers, and other small tools that I use very frequently. I save myself time and effort by keeping those items within arms reach while I’m creating. About once every quarter I re-evaluate the exact items I keep in that caddy and change them (if I need to) based on my creative habits. I also keep my main paper trimmer (the one I use most frequently) out on my work surface.
As I mentioned in my last installment of this series, I keep other larger tools (paper trimmers, score boards, circle cutters, etc) in drawers within arms reach of my work station because I use them frequently as well.
Of course, I can’t keep every item I use frequently within arms reach of my work surface because that’s not how my room is set up. But, I’ve tried over the years when organizing my room to think about that as I place items in my space.
My suggestion for you is to sit down and mentally go through your creative process.Take a look at your last 10 projects, and determine what supplies they all have in common. Think about how you can rearrange your space so that some of those most frequently used items are as close to your workspace as possible. You’ll be glad you did!
Now, on to the final photos of my space! I’ll start with a group of photos taken as I turned a 360 in my space, and then I’ll share some detail photos.
The first photo starts from the left side of my space (as you enter) and the photos that follow were taken as I turned to the right.
Along the right wall of my space I have a wall mounted shelf where I keep a few Anna Griffin card kits and stamps, all of my mini albums, completed cards that I keep for giving away, and a library card photo display. I also have a couple of Grip Strips to display some of my most recent (and favorite) layouts.
|Washi tape storage|
|Embellishment and tool storage|