Craft Room Organization

Are you a peeker?  When you are at someone’s house and go to the bathroom do you open drawers and medicine cabinets?  Are you nosey like me?  I don’t know what it is about peeking inside cabinets that thrill me.  I just love seeing what beauty products people use, how they organize, and what they keep in their cabinets, etc.  I don’t expect to find any big family secret but I would totally be the person who this happened to.

 

So to cure the curiosity of many of you that asked I am going to give you a peek inside my studio cabinets.  I started out with these 9 cabinets that I built.  That is a whole lot of room to store things!

craft-room-cabinets

Almost everything in my cabinets is in plastic totes, bins or drawers.  I will show you all the ones I use. I have collected all of them over the years, purchasing them when needed.  I did purchase six new Sterilite ShowOff totes at Wal-mart (I gave you the Amazon link but they are $3.97 at my Wal-mart) this past week since I needed a few more.  These are great because they are clear so you can see inside them and they also have a handle on the top which makes transporting them easy.

craft storage

I have 3 Sterilite 3-Drawer Carts in the bottom of my shelves to store my fabric in. I use the Sterilite Ultra Basket to store trims, containers I want to upcycle, scrap fabric, glass bottles, small wood pieces, etc.  I use the Sterilite Clear View 3 Storage Drawer for my office supplies like staplers, pencils and pens, sharpies, tape, scissors, etc.  I also have a couple of Sterilite Small Drawer with White Frame for my labeler, postcards, tape guns, etc.  Lastly I use numerous shoe box sized Sterlite totes as well.

Holy canoli that is a lot of craft supplies! I know! And obviously the reason why I spent months building them.  Here I the left side cabinets…

craft room storage

and the right side cabinets…

craft room organization

I need to organize all my scrapbook paper (I have a plan for that).  I also have one cabinet that is nearly empty – which is always a good problem.

My secret weapon for my cabinet organization is my labeler.  Obviously with this much stuff you need to label them. I have the Brother P Touch Labeler (it looks like it is half off on Amazon right now!).  I LOVE MY LABELER!  I don’t like paper labels because they always leave a residue behind when you remove it.  The ones that comes with the P-touch are plastic laminate so the remove easily.

borther p-touch labelerbrother labeler

So there you have it.  Curiosity no more.
 
Disclaimer: I have attached Amazon affiliate links to all of the totes.  Should you decide to purchase I get a kick back.  Please. And thank.you.very.much.
 





Comments

  1. OK and thank you for sharing. However, I do NOT peek in others cabinets! Your cupboards are very organized but it still seems overwhelming! Perhaps to an outsider. To you it must be clear having had this stuff around you so long. I wouldn’t know where to begin to find something! Regardless….it is awesome–great work! Can you believe you have done all that woodworking????

    • Yep organization is all about how it works for the individual organizing it. I know where everything is and it works for me. As at outsider though you probably wouldn’t be able to find anything.

  2. That’s like a heaven for craft supplies. So organized so clean! Great job!
    And yea, I’m totally that kind, but it’s just out of curiosity and nothing else. XD

  3. I’ve never thought to look in anyone’s medicine cabinet before! Of course, we don’t really keep anything in the cabinet in our guest bath, so I’m sure any creepers at our house are sorely disappointed. :) I wish my craft “room” (er, closet) was this organized!

    • Yes, as a creeper, I would be disappointed with nothing in your cabinets. You should at least put a note that says “creeper stop peeking”. HA!

  4. Oh my, that looks like Heaven to me!!! WOW is all I can say…..thanks for the peek!! (that video was hilarious! lol)

  5. Swoon! Thanks for the peek and the inspiration. Did you plan the cabinet sizes around the containers inside?

  6. Great job! You really are organized now. Bet you never wanna leave this room! :) You’re hard work looks great!

  7. Organization is so YUMMY!

  8. I have loved seeing all your organization. I’m getting ready to move into a brand new craft studio in the next couple weeks. I love looking at how other people organize their crafty stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • You are welcome. You must be so excited. I remember the weeks before I moved into my new space. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep.

  9. Love your space! I don’t peek in other’s cabinets, but it was fun to have a peek at yours. I love my labeler. It helps me feel more organized. :)

  10. OMG I love it!!!

  11. Nancy G-K says:

    How did you make those great cabinets? Did you have a pattern? Will you share it?

  12. Swoon! Looking in your cabinets is like a dream. Ahhhh — organization. So so jealous! You did an amazing job Beckie. And no – I don’t normally peek in people’s cabinets when they aren’t looking … but if I were in your craft room … I bet I would! hehe

    • Well don’t invite me over then. I would be looking in your cabinets for all your girl’s bows and ribbons. Don’t worry though…I never steal them ;-)

  13. This is a cool look. Mine would have to have a Murphy bed built in somewhere. Thanks for the inspirational peek!

  14. I don’t peek into people’s personal cabinets, but I would certainly peek in to someone’s craft room cabinets! I love how organized you have your cabinets! Awesome space! When is craft night?

  15. I just keep getting jealouser and jealouser! :) Your cabinets look amazing, and it would be such a stress reliever to have everything so organized.

  16. I don’t even have time to admire your awesome craft storage because I seriously have to go ravage my guest bathroom closet out of horror that people might be looking in it! That is where I keep MY craft supplies.

    Bliss

  17. Oh, my! I LOVE your organized closets! Like you, I like things behind doors, but neatly organized. Your craft room is not only large, but so organized – it’s a craft person’s dream! Of course, I am also all about labeling, so I like how you addressed that and told people not only what labeler you use/like, but why.

    And, no, I don’t look into people’s personal cabinets – that’s an invasion of privacy, in my opinion and I wouldn’t want people to do that to me (not that I have anything to hide.)

    Thanks for sharing!

    • I am so not an open cabinet kind of girl. In fact, my large craft table was a stretch for me. I like to hide my stuff behind doors and label the crap out of them. My labeler and I are BFFs. As far as looking into people’s cabinets. Beware if I am at your house. I can’t help it. I am a peeker.

  18. I love the size of the room itself, oh for the want of a garage conversion. Thanks for sharing.

  19. OMG that video was hilarious. I would die!! I’m totally a peeker…
    Thanks for letting us peek into your cabinets, here are a peek at mine: http://www.lakeluv.com/2013/03/simple-button-storage-paper-wrap-box.html
    I thought I was organized, but you take the fabulous cake on this one. Mine look so messy next to yours!

  20. Excuse me while I clean up my drool! Yet more fabulous-ness in your craft room! Love it!

  21. Oh my goodness! The cabinets look so AMAZING! Breath taking really. I can’t wait to see how everything else looks when it’s done.

  22. You are super organized! I’m still working on my craft ‘room’ (the whole rec room) but I will not have storage like you do. I love my labeller too! I think mine is a Brother, though.
    And I have to admit, I never look in cabinets or drawers. I even feel guilty if I have to look for toilet paper. But I always keep our main bath organized and neat for those who do. lol
    Debbie :)

    • You are good guest. I am nosey kind so watch out if I am ever in your house. {giggle}. The P-touch labeler is a Brother too. I love mine. I just used mine again today.

  23. I would love to be so organised. I’m trying but my organisation skills are a work in progress. You’ve given me lots of inspiration though :)

  24. This is great! I’m in the process of finishing a room in my basement and I’ve been looking for ideas on how to organize all my crafts. This just might do the trick!

  25. oh wow I am loving the organisation and am so jealous of all your space!!! If I was your friend I would be over there all the time playing in your closets!! I am creepy that way..lol good job!!

  26. Wow love your organisation….my sister is a peeker! She one day peeked in a friend’s bathroom cabinet only to have the door fall off in her hand – sprung bad hey!

  27. jenn howard says:

    you know what i love? the fridge. love looking in peoples’ fridge … i have caught myself going to look before i was totally comfy at someone’s house! & bathrooms, too! you can tell a lot about people by how they organize (or don’t organize!) you are not alone ;) oh. i love the organization.

  28. The OCD in me is threatening to come out. I better look for some other sewing post or something.

  29. Thank you for sharing your room – I admire your organization!

    My room is also my bedroom.. with a day bed.. knocked down a wall between two bedrooms and love my space.

    But I need everything out in the open, to see it gives me ideas. So it pains me to have bins stored on the mud room shelving, and the garage loft… not at my fingertips.. I am jonesing for MORE SPACE. Like a pole barn.. lol.

  30. Melissa Nunez says:

    Omg!! Im so obsessed with these cabinets!! lol I want to do something similar to these for my craft room. Can you give me a rough estimate on how much the materials cost you to build them? Oh and what are the dimensions of your cabinets? LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea, it’s genius!!

    Melissa Nunez from NYC :)

  31. Ok this is going to sound like a silly question, but where did you get the turquoise file box, on the shelf below the yellow purse? I’ve been looking for one exactly like that!

  32. Whitney says:

    Completely and utterly jealous of your craft room! Not only the cabinets but the organization. I dream of such amazing things happening in my home one day. Thank you for not only the peek into your craft room heaven but also the inspiration of what I can do with my craft room/ office in the future, or maybe just in my dreams!
    P.S. I always “peek” into others cabinets, and I expect them to do the same. Therefore I only keep things I want others to see in non private places in my home :)

    Thanks again for you inspiration!

    • It is indeed craft room heaven, and thank you so much for your sweet words! I’m glad you enjoyed the peek into my cabinets. Here’s to being nosy! ;)

  33. eep!!! We’ve commented back and forth before. Thought I would update you. The demolition dude (my brother in law, hehe) will be here Tuesday. The walls are coming down! (All the old plaster and lathe!) and new dry wall is going up. We’ll be building my new (again, third try, hehe) studio and in fact renovating the entire downstairs to get me dream! YAY!

  34. Wow! I’m in awe of your craft room, and terribly impressed by your organization! Tempted to go get one of those label makers! I tend to use blue painter’s tape for labels and write on them with sharpies. When I re-organize all my bins, it’s easy to just tear off the old tape and write a new label. But yours look so neat and professional! :) We’re reworking our craft areas since we recently got a glass kiln and are getting deep into playing with fused glass and need different setups than we previously did. It’s never going to be as pretty as your craft area though — wish i could just move in! :)

  35. Christina Johnson says:

    Do you have a list of all your labeled totes? I trying to organize my clustered craft room… And I need help trying to sort and label everything!

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