Do you ever scroll through Pinterest and see these amazing craft rooms or craft stations in someone’s house and think – WOW I wish I could do that. So, you save the pin in hopes that someday you have the money to create your perfectly organized craft room. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there in some capacity or another – even if it was another room in the house vs. a craft room.
The thing is – not every craft room or crafting space is the same! Maybe you are a sewer with a million spools of thread, a painter with a million tubes of paint and canvass laying around everywhere, or maybe you are a jack-of-all-trades kind of crafter in which case you probably have ALL the things all over the place.
There are probably some great DIY’s out there on how to make thrifted things look fabulous – and you can get to those eventually. But for now – lets talk about how you can get yourself happy and organized on a simple budget by shopping at Goodwill.
There are some great items you can find at your local Goodwill, leaving you spending probably a quarter of what you would spend if you went to a big box store. And, while you are spending your hard-earned cash at Goodwill, you’re also helping to create jobs and stability in your community.
Here is a list of items that you can use to organize those craft items – no matter what it is you have laying around. Now – you may have to think outside the box for some of these things. Because where you would grab a set of boxes, or tubs, etc… from a big box store, buying items from Goodwill can be more fun by using your imagination.
Shelving – bookshelves, shelves that were at one time made for kitchen décor, metal hanging shelves – use your imagination. What can you put on these shelves that would help you store your goods? If you’re trying to organize and store your thread, use an old wooden shelf and some nails to put them perfectly in place.
Tupperware – everyone loves Tupperware. But maybe you weren’t thinking how useful it could be outside of the kitchen? You can find loads of really great Tupperware (even with lids, which the ones in your kitchen might be missing) that you can use to neatly store and organize your supplies.
Kitchen items – you may think that there really is no use for that old coffee cup, those old sugar and flour containers, or those old canisters – but think again. Why not pick up a few different styles of kitchen containers to store odds and ends such as pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, or paintbrushes.
Fabric containers – you can find SO many great fabric containers of all sizes. These are generally between $10-20 at a big box store. You may find a matching set – or you may not – and that is okay. I think a craft room is so much more fun with the mix and match items.
Hangers – I know, you’re probably thinking how in the world could hangers be useful? Well, if you are a crafter who stores a lot of fabric, you can take that fabric and hang it neatly on a hanger and then use the closet organizer you also found to hang them on. Perfect solution!
Towel rods or curtain rods – if you find a good towel rod or curtain rod, think twice before passing it up! Hanging these on the wall make a perfect solution for hanging storage. Take small buckets, metal storage containers, or whatever else you have, and add a little something to each to make them hangable storage items.
There are so many more solutions that you can think of, I am sure! But now that we’ve sparked your imagination – go wild! What are some fun things that you might use from Goodwill to organize your craft or other rooms?
Find a Goodwill store near you at http://www.goodwill.org/locator/ and help create new jobs in your local community while saving on your household organization. You can share your great finds with us on social media using the hashtag #ShopGoodwill!