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Tips for Organizing Craft Supplies: Label, Label, Label

January 1, 2013

One of the best tips for organizing craft supplies is to label your craft materials. I would be lost without my label maker. I have so many little craft supplies if I did not sort them and label them I would spend half my day looking for my craft project materials, instead of crafting.

I choose to label my craft materials for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, it drives me absolutely crazy when I can’t find what I am looking for. Do you know that feeling? You have almost completed a craft project and it just needs that final touch; a piece of ribbon, a charm, a simple little silk flower and it is no where to be found. Or you need a craft tool to complete your crafty creation and you have absolutely no idea where you set it down last. That sort of thing drives me bonkers!

Secondly, I hate to spend money on something I know I already have and can’t find. How often to you buy craft duplicates? You buy a craft item at the end of the season on clearance only to spend full price the next year because you forgot you had it. So I sort and label by craft material and by season.

Third, I am more creative when I am organized! I love to be in my craft room when everything is neatly grouped together and in order. Ever try being creative in a hurricane of craft supplies? In an effort to meet deadlines – I have – and I start to feel overwhelmed and very unproductive. For me, organization is key to my inspiration!

Lastly, I enjoy crafting with friends and family and inviting them into my craft space. Organization and labeling is key for everyone to have a fun time crafting.

I love my label maker I found it a garage sale and have been using it for years. However, if you don’t want to invest in a label maker cardstock and tape work just, as well. You could even use different colored cardstock to note different seasons or crafting materials.

 

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