Tips for Setting Up a Craft Room (part 2)

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  1. Divide Your Work Space Into Zones

Make your workspace tidy and convenient by dividing it into zones, for example, an area for your computer and digital needs, another one for crafting projects (sewing, painting, paper crafting, etc.), and another one as a gift wrapping station. If you want to take pictures of your crafts, organize your photo equipment next to the window.

There is not any standard size that fits all people’s plan to establish work zones. You have to set up zones and determine your crafting needs according to your preferences. That helps you stay efficient and organized.

  1. Windows That Can Allow Natural Light into the Room

It is wonderful if your craft room has large windows with natural light pouring in. However, this is not possible for all crafters because many are stuck in basement areas which only have small or nonexistent windows.

Many crafters have blogs or fan pages to share photos of their crafts. If you want to take beautiful pictures of your crafts, it is necessary to have a natural light source.

  1. Storage Space and Storage Containers

If you have the plan to use a utility cabinet or a closet for crafts storage, you should prepare some storage boxes and baskets for your supplies. You can save money by buying baskets at yard sales or thrift stores, and repurposing some of the Amazon mailing boxes by decorating them with paper or fabric.

It is crucial and helpful to label the storage containers! A label machine comes in handy to keep track of your crafting supplies which are stored in these boxes and baskets. Sometimes you may forget which crafting supplies you have on hand, and if the storage containers are not labeled, you may end up wasting your time and money. I’m sure that nobody wants to spend the precious hard-earned money on buying replacements for crafting tools and supplies which we don’t remember having already had on hand.