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Looking for yarn stash organization ideas? Knowing what to do with your yarn store is a common problem. Even though I have only been back into knitting again for a short while, I have already accumulated an amount of leftover wool, and some balls that I liked and could not resist. It's very hard to resist all those lovely colours and textures we can buy these days! Before you know it there is no more space under the bed, or in the linen storage area and the tops of wardrobes are full to overflowing! If you are an enthusiastic crafter you will understand this situation well.
The first thing that is required is to ask yourself... How much of it do I have? Make a thorough assessment of your situation!
Then look around at what realistic space/room you have to store it. The results of those 2 questions will largely determine which of these storage ideas might be suitable for your situation.
So probably the first action step is to get all of it together in one place ( if it's not already) and then go from there. I have bits scattered throughout our tiny home.
Once you have it in one place, next you will need to decide not only how much space you have to store it, but also how best you want it displayed. By this I mean, do you mind if it's on view, or are you the kind of person who has a minimalist idea to designing your home. Some people like their things, including hobbies, to be on show, others like what they call clean lines where everything is put away and has a place. The answers to these questions will determine the type of storage system you will eventually choose.
For example, if you don't mind your knitting gear to be on display then shelving, cube storage boxes and pretty linen baskets might be an idea for you. On the other hand if you like everything to be tidied away then more functional plastic containers that stack away would make more sense.
For many costs will play a big role too. For those of us with budget constraints, there are so many ways to recycle common everyday items into storage containers. Pinterest is full of them. One idea I saw was to recycle an old locker or wardrobe, and add shelves to it. Another DIY idea was to use old crates and join them together with cable ties into a cube type display. Someone else used old boxes and joined them together into a unit.
Once you have made a decision on the way you like things to be stored, then you're ready to look at particular products.
I have chosen these specific products as I feel they will offer solutions to a variety of situations that knitters may encounter. Some are more suited to smaller homes where there is perhaps not a lot of space for things like yarn storage shelves. Others can be used in bigger homes where there is the opportunity and space to add fixtures and fittings.
You can have it next to you while working on a project, but tidy it away when you are done for the day - or if you're expecting visitors and want it out of the way.
No space in the wardrobe? Why not try the ones that hang over the back of the door like this one Balls of wool can be tucked away into the pockets then hung behind the door out of sight.