Organize Your Craft Room

Whether you have a dedicated craft room or just have a corner of another room, making the most of your space is key. Keeping your crafting supplies well organized will not only save you time, but it will also help get your creative juices flowing.

Before you start organizing your crafting materials, you need to get your room set up properly. If you have a dedicated room, you have more flexibility in what you can do. Select flooring that is easy to clean, ideally a hard surface that can be swept or mopped as needed. Install good lighting, including both general lighting and task lighting. Select furniture that is comfortable and ergonomic. The furniture should be able to stand up to any chemicals you may use in your crafts. Be sure to incorporate lots of surface space for various tasks. Give careful thought to your specific storage needs and plan accordingly rather than just haphazardly purchase storage shelves or bins without a plan. Cabinets with doors can hide clutter and keep your room looking neat and tidy. Pull-out shelves and bins are a great addition. Kansas City CLOSET Company offers a wide array of scalable and customizable storage solution and work area options for all crafting needs. Finally, incorporate your style and personality into the room with a trendy light fixture, new wall color, and inspiring artwork. Continue reading

Set Up a Gift Wrapping Station to Make Holiday Wrapping Easy and Fun

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to wrap gifts. Get your gift wrap station organized and stocked now to make your holiday wrapping a breeze.

A wrapping station can be set up nearly anywhere.  A craft room is a great place if you have one. An office or a spare room will also work well. Ideally you’ll want a large flat surface with plenty of work space. A desk, table, or counter will work well.  You’ll also want plenty of storage space for all of your supplies. Even a dresser or an armoire can be transformed into a functional wrapping station. If you don’t have the space to set up a permanent place to wrap gifts, just having a dedicated spot to store your supplies will help considerably. A closet or even the back of a closet or pantry door can be used as storage space for all of your wrapping supplies. Choose a location close to wear you normally do your wrapping. Continue reading