Turn your craft room into an efficient, inspiring work of art using professional organizer Lisa Zaslow’s clever tips.
1. Separate Supplies
Designate a cubby, storage bin, or drawer for each type of project to keep necessary supplies together. If you have the space, a worktable with built-in storage keeps everything within reach.
To buy: South Shore Crea craft table, $260; houzz.com.
2. Let It Roll
Any room can become a craft room when your supplies are arranged on a go-anywhere cart. Wheel it into a corner or a closet when not in use.
To buy: Sauder Craft Pro Series craft cart, $305; sauder.com.
3. Arrange Vertically
Hang a pegboard above your desk to hold tools and supplies. As you add to your inventory or your interests change, rearrange the shelves and pegs to suit your needs.
To buy: Caramba Pegboard in natural, $85, and accessories, from $17; gautierstudio.com.
4. Provide Easy Access
A spinning organizer corrals pens, pencils, and other small supplies in a reaching-distance spot right on your work surface.
To buy: Recollections storage desktop carousel, $50; michaels.com.
5. Leave Empty Space
Half-finished projects stashed out of sight may get forgotten and begin to pile up. Instead, reserve visible zones for in-process projects to inspire you to continue working on them.