If you are dealing with crafts often enough, then chances are you have a ton of tools and preparations you need to handle but you may not always have your personal space organized in a working way.
To ensure you have something that works you will need to keep a few things in mind going forward. Let’s get started with the first one on our list before you get down to work:
Making a storage for markers and pens. You should prevent the frustration of looking for your pens and markers by finding a good way to store them sideways. That way the ink will not pool or dry out, so look for holders that allow this or one that would make the job easier to make it work.
Crafts tool organizing. Keep your utensils in a picnic utensil container on the crafting table to have items hidden more neatly. The handle will make it much easier for you to move them whenever you need to.
Shear or scissors? You should know the difference between both for more useful cutting results whenever you need them. The shears will have longer blades well suited for cutting multiple layers of fabric. The handle will accommodate two and more fingers, while on the other hand scissors will have smaller and finer blades with single finger handles, making them better suited for lighter and finer cutting tasks such as paper and thin cloth.
Keeping a notebook of inspirations. Filling a notebook with color palettes, sketches, clippings and any other inspirations you may have had as sources would be a great way to make your time easier while you’re working on crafting. A small, purse-sized notebook would be good enough to keep track of ideas when you’re feeling creative.
Sharing craft supplies. You can make your stash more useful by conserving cash and going for a bulk purchase of what you need with friends. You can have more money to have fun if you have a shared stash with your other crafting friends. Bring the leftovers you don’t need and trade them with friends for items you could need. This will also help with cleaning you home of unwanted items and supplies.
Keeping your items organized. You can work on cleaning the thread drawers and to keep the bobbin threads from unwinding by using secured and filled bobbins with some small holders. This will let you keep all of those under control as time moves on.
Test driving crafting tools. Not exactly sure which tools will be the right fit? If that is the case you should ask you local craft store if they can give you sample tools you can work with before you move on to actually purchasing items. This should let you keep your home free of clutter, cleaning it of any unwanted tools and giving you a better chance to handle the work without spilling anything and making a mess. The las thing you want to deal with is carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning due to excessive clutter and tools you’ll never use.