Organizing A Client’s Craftroom & Gift Wrap [VIDEO]

December 16, 2014
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Recently I spent a day whipping my client’s craftroom into shape.

Her family hasn’t lived in the home long, and my client and her 5-year old daughter’s crafting supplies hadn’t yet managed to move in. The supplies were there, but not unpacked, not organized, not set up to enable crafting and gift wrapping.

Luckily we had an entire closet of storage space to work with, and very little clutter. I took one look at the project and was all, “Oh yeah, I got this.”

Then I went in and did the deed; sorting, stacking, winding, making occasional wardrobe changes with internal temperature fluctuations, the whole thing.

Here’s a peak at how the project came together:

All the arts and crafts supplies got sorted into my favorite Linus binz & Linus XL binz.

Easy tricks to organize all your crafting and gift wrapping supplies! (take note of the gift bag solution especially).

These will make it easy for my client and her daughter to take the respective supplies out, use them, and then easily put them back away.

Easy tricks to organize all your crafting and gift wrapping supplies! (take note of the gift bag solution especially).

The ribbons got stored in these clear ribbon boxes, which allow you to roll the spools without having to actually remove the ribbons from the box. (More shelves added post-photo to avoid tower-effect you see here.)

Easy tricks to organize all your crafting and gift wrapping supplies! (take note of the gift bag solution especially).

Gift bags and boxes can be unruly to deal with if you’re not careful. I used tall shelf dividers to sort between various categories and force all the gift packaging to stand up and stay in place for peet’s sake.

Easy tricks to organize all your crafting and gift wrapping supplies! (take note of the gift bag solution especially).

The extra wet-lasagna-noodle gift bags got a break; I’m letting them hang out in a bin.

Meanwhile, these 3-section divided cabinet organizer worked flawlessly well for storing gift tags (they also stack FYI).

Easy tricks to organize all your crafting and gift wrapping supplies! (take note of the gift bag solution especially).

Tissue paper is just chilling on a shelf, because really, it’s that or a very elaborate set up with maximum commitment. And down below, wrapping paper rolls are corralled in a wheeled mesh bin. My client can roll it out, peruse through her selection, and then wheel it back away–with ultimate ease.

Summary of products used:

Ribbon storage: Clear ribbon box

Wrapping paper storage: Silver mesh handy bin

Crafting supplies storage:

Linus binz

Linus XL binz

Gift tags storage: 3-section divided cabinet organizer

Desk drawer organizers:

3-section drawer organizer

4-section drawer organizer

DrawerDecor basemat

Gift bags and boxes organizers: Tall Shelf Dividers

That’s it! Hope it inspires you to get your organization on. Or your craft on, for that matter. But you know, definitely the organization thing at some point in there.

4 Comments

  1. Susan on December 16, 2014 at 5:13 am

    LOOOVEEEeeee the video!!! 😀

  2. Erin Vey on December 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The end-of-project-dancing is everything.

  3. JUGs Boston on December 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love seeing your process! Hope there are more videos soon!

  4. […] are also some really clever ideas that just didn’t work for the type of supplies I had. But there were also some that I really […]

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4 Comments

  1. Susan on December 16, 2014 at 5:13 am

    LOOOVEEEeeee the video!!! 😀

  2. Erin Vey on December 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The end-of-project-dancing is everything.

  3. JUGs Boston on December 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Love seeing your process! Hope there are more videos soon!

  4. […] are also some really clever ideas that just didn’t work for the type of supplies I had. But there were also some that I really […]

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