Over the years, my stash has grown and as it has grown, my storage methods have changed. First boxes, then plastic tubs, then open plastic shelving and now, this.
This wooden shelving unit is holding the same amount of fabric that was in two sets of plastic shelving. But, it’s shorter and it’s only 12 inches thick, so it sits much closer to the wall, leaving me more floor space in my crafting closet. Floor space in there is important, because all three walls of this walk in closet are covered with my crafting stash; yarn, garment sewing supplies, quilt hoops, quilting books, sewing machines, extra cutting boards, rulers, you name it, it’s in there. That’s because the sewing room is set up as much as a sitting room as a sewing room, so I don’t store my sewing supplies all around.
To fit the fabrics in this cabinet, every piece that is in the upper sections had to be refolded to fit. They were previously folded same as the lower shelf, too wide for the upper shelves.
I did not know that I had so many neutrals and browns. I tell myself “you can never have too many neutrals”, so when I find one I like, I pick up a bit. And, now I have a lot of neutrals.
Green is my favorite color. I have a boatload of green. Green takes up one of the upper units, and blue/green and green/blue take up another, and then two stacks in the lower right unit are green. It’s time to make some green quilts, eh?
I’m still organizing. As far as I can tell, organizing is basically a journey, not a destination for me. Some people go out and spend a bunch of money and a couple weeks and ta-da! They are organized. Me, I move something to the right side of the room and then to the left and then to the right and then to the left and always think of some better way to be able to find my stuff.
One thing I’m trying to correct is that I have things in different places and therefore, can never keep up with where things are. I had paint in the craft closet and paint in the garage. So, I moved the paint all to one place. Now, when I want paint, I’ll know where it is. Of course, it won’t be the right color and I’ll have to go buy more, but I’ll know where to put the leftover when I am finished.
Everybody have a great Tuesday! Lane