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Organizing Craft Supplies

Craft Room Organization Tips

Every year as soon as Christmas is over I get anxious to start simplifying our home. Organizing craft supplies in my craft hutch was at the top of my list. This month with gift wrapping, handmade gift making, and lack of time its become total chaos in my craft space. We dedicated a corner in our master bedroom for my craft supplies so that I didn’t have to use the kitchen counter anymore. I thought it would be easier to keep track of everything but that’s not always the case. I’d show you the entire craft space but I’m not done organizing and decorating it yet, so that will have to wait for another post. But I will show you my craft hutch beautifully organized just the way I imagined it would be when I bought it last summer.

Craft Room Organization Tips

Its simple with neutral colors, definitely my ideal craft space!

Here is the before…

Organizing craft supplies

As you can see nothing matched and it was so disorganized that I had a hard time keeping track of what supplies were in which bin. These are only my most used craft supplies, half of our master bedroom closet is used for craft supplies as well-yikes! That’s a whole new project to work on in 2013, but for now I needed something to help me organize my craft space. I found a 4 pack of baskets on clearance for $13 at Lowes this week and was thrilled that they were exactly what I’ve been looking for. Organizing Craft Supplies

The tags remind me of faux chalkboard tags. To make them I used my Brother P-touch labeler, die cutting machine, Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock and sand-it set. Once my labels were cut I used the paper sander to lightly sand the edges and front of the tags. The black magic cardstock has a color on the backside that appears when you sand or cut it (for these tags I used the black and white paper). Then I created labels for each basket. The deco modes on the P-Touch Labeler are SO cute and there are a large variety of icons for any theme you’re looking for.

DIY Chalkboard Labels

Brother P-Touch Labeler

I’ve been using my Brother P-Touch labeler to organize the baskets as well as various other projects around the house. This little tool is a lifesaver! I’m a visual person, I like to see where everything is neatly put away and have some sort of organization system going on with everything in the house. We are in the process of tackling the kids rooms this weekend. Target has some pretty cute plastic bins for kids. We bought heart patterned containers for my daughters toys and we started labeling them by toy group. Santa brought her toys with way too many small pieces this year, so we need to make sure we don’t lose them!

Craft Room Organization Tips

 

How will you stay organized in 2013?

 

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Christmas Binder

Christmas Binder Ideas

One of my goals for the holiday season is to stay organized. Over the weekend I created a Christmas Binder to help keep all of my gift lists, receipts, and new holiday recipes to try in one easy to find place.

Christmas Binder Ideas

Staying organized during the holidays is not something I excel at. In fact my house has been a complete mess with decorations piled on the counters for the last week and half. With being sick I was unable to find the motivation to put everything up. That on top of the normal papers, deliveries, and projects brought home from school equals complete chaos. My new Christmas binder is definitely a step in the right direction to staying organized.

I found a white binder at Target then added scrapbook paper to the cover. I simply printed the Christmas 2012 from Microsoft Word then glued it onto another piece of scrapbook paper. The white and silver trim is adhesive ribbon and the snowflake is a Lifestyle Crafts die cut.

Christmas Binder Ideas

With the help of my new Brother P-Touch labeler I made labels for each tab inside. I love this little tool! But so do the kids which means I have to hide it from them to avoid finding labels with silly sayings on their backs. OK I’ll admit I thought it was a little funny when I found one on the back of my toddlers’ shirt. The oldest was responsible for that. :)

Label Maker

Christmas Binder Ideas

I plan to use my labeler over the next few weeks to stay organized during the holidays and declutter for the new year. Every year at the beginning of Christmas vacation we have the kids go through their rooms to donate toys they no longer use. This helps make room for the new toys they will receive for Christmas and help organize their rooms. I’m plan to get bins to organized their toys, then label each one. I may even organize my craft hutch while I’m at it!

Christmas Binder Ideas

 

How do you stay organized over the holidays?

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.