Show Me Your Craft Supply Area

We are packing to move so this is what my craft supply area looks like right now!

craft area_1 craft area_2How do I want it to look? Well, I would love to have shelves and drawers and boxes and labels – oh my. I love organization and I love to be able to find things when I go looking for them.

If you look closely in the first picture you will see parts of that organization that haven’t gotten disassembled yet for packing.

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I use this tool box type chest to hold all sorts of things from thread to pins to ribbons to buttons. It is awesome!

craft area_1-2My shelf unit has the little canvas drawers that fit in it – some are labeled – the others I was just updating. I use this for fabric, patterns, trims, etc.

Ok – that is my craft area for now – when we get moved I hope to be able to show off my new and improved craft area.

mcrooker – homeschooler on the edge

 

Show Me Your Favorite Organizational Tools

This one was hard for me as I love to organize. The problem though is I have lots of organizational supplies and tools so it’s hard to pick just one. Of course, saying that I have lots of organizational supplies, doesn’t mean that I am always organized – far from it in fact, but I do try.

One thing I do enjoy is tote bags –

31 Bags – I have to say, these are so much fun and there are so many options. I use one of the bigger totes for trips to and from co-op and I have a snowman print utility tote that we use for when we travel for Christmas.

My friend Becky sells 31 bags (if you need a consultant you can find her at her thirty-one site) and I have gotten quite a few from her. I have also received some as gifts. One of my organizational tools is to have a bag for each activity. Here is an example:

Bug’s church class (Got this bag @ a convention)

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Six Hands Boy Scouts (picked this one up for myself at the Boy Scout shop)

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Princess’s Girl Scouts (picked this one at up at the Girl Scout shop)

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Bug’s Cub Scouts (Bug made this during his first or second meeting – you can’t see it, but it is decorated on the other side, but it has his name on it so this is the back – trust me, it’s cute!)

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Co-op Classes (purchased from my friend Becky)

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Bible Study (gift from my sister)

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General Running around (had for a long time now)

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And of course my blogger bag (take a guess as to where I got this one)

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And my Silent Auction Bag (If you want to donate to HEAV’s 2nd annual Silent auction you can do so online.) This was my original blogger bag, but I needed a bigger bag for the silent auction stuff.  🙂 Oh, and I also purchased this from my friend Becky.

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I also like to keep things in binders with labels on the ends so I can tell them apart. I like to use binders rather than folders as I feel like I can access my items better in a binder.

How do you organize your stuff? Do you have a different bag for different things? Do you know of new organizational items that I can look for?