Craft room organization, yarn stash and pattern storage

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I had fun getting organized Saturday morning! I unloaded the photography stuff that was in the storage cabinet onto the floor of my home office, then loaded up the cabinet with yarn grouped by dye lot (if applicable), type, and color. The 3 drawers of the lateral file cabinet were re-organized so I can now see what types and colors of yarn I have.

The 3-drawer plastic storage unit on top of the lateral file cabinet has drawers for miscellaneous crochet tools, 4-ply scraps, and 3-ply scraps. There is also a drawer in another storage unit to store small yarn ends removed from projects after hiding the larger part of the end - these can be used as stuffing.

Look! All of the cardboard boxes are gone! Well, except for the 4 empty boxes I'm saving for future use, and the one that contains Sayelle yarn for a project I pulled out a while back.

A few months ago, I organized my collection of single pattern sheets and pattern leaflets / booklets into binders. The last photo above shows the labeled binders and larger crochet pattern books stored on two shelves of the bookcase in my office. There are a lot of patterns!

The photography stuff was put away Saturday afternoon. I'm not quite sure what to do with the small TV stand (complete with VCR but no TV) so it's taking up space in my office right now. And, there are 2 plastic tubs (one empty, one filled with office supplies) I'll probably end up putting in the craft room, under the yarn-filled tubs.

It's so nice to walk into the craft room now and not feel cramped by 12 copy paper boxes! And, big reason for the reorganization: I can now see my yarn stash!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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