Anyone who knows me knows that I am a pack rat…err…bunny. I hoard like a ruddy dragon.
Okay, so that is an exaggeration. I just have a lot of stuff, and a small room. I make it work.
At any rate, like many yarn crafters (or crafters in general), I have tons of the tools of my trade laying about (namely, the yarn). My tools are stored nice and organized in a bin that I bought at Michaels during a back-to-school sale (it’s sad that the link only has them in white/clear…mine is blue!).
I should have taken a leaf out of my aunt’s book-of-awesome. She (and my uncle) are crafting GODS. Sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, smocking…between them, they do it all and I am constantly floored by what they accomplish. You should see the contraption my uncle uses to top-stitch his quilts with pretty designs! It fills the room!
…but I digress, as usual.
My aunt uses over-the-door storage to store her yarn. I have a few plastic drawers here and there, and a pile of bags full. Tired of tripping over bags and the like, I put my foot down and went to my local Five Below and purchased their over-the-door pocket organizer for (you guessed it) $5. This appears to be designed for anything small, but I wouldn’t use it for adult shoes (I wear a ladies 8M and they are a bit big for the pockets), and it is absolutely perfect for my collection of yarn balls and bonbons. The drawers are now for too-big-for-pockets skeins and balls.
The best part? I can see my floor!
I wish Five Below has the blue triangles or solid black (they had solid pink and the one pictured that I bought), since I am more of the blues/greens/purples type than a pink type, but I am still exceedingly happy with it! Sure, upon close inspection, it is clearly a $5 item, but it’s just holding yarn which is really not that cumbersome. It will do it’s job nicely! Oh, and there are still 4 empty pockets. 😏
I love being organized!
Keeping things tidy,