Back-to-School Craft Tool Organization
It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about my favorite time of the year to organize my knitting and crochet tools. Unlike for some folks, it’s not the usual “Spring cleaning” months. Nope, for me, it’s back-to-school time that gets me motivated to manage my craft studio.
This week on Ask Me Monday, I’ll show you my latest back-to-school supply scores, and how I use them to keep my knitting needles, crochet hooks, and notions in their place!
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7 Back-to-School Supplies for Craft Organization
Although back-to-school looks a little different this year, fortunately, the school supply aisles at the stores, do not. Here are just some of the great, practical tools for school that also work great as organizational components for our knitting, crochet, and crafting supplies!
Cylindrical Pencil Case
These work for holding a myriad of tools, but I especially dig using them to hold loose crochet hooks and double-pointed knitting needles. Bonus: silicon versions like this one are easily cleaned with a wet rag, so a great choice for throwing in a large project bag that you take on-the-go!
3-Ring Binder & Clear Zipper Bags
Those rogue circular needles can be a wily bunch! Keep them at bay with a simple, 3-ring binder, filled with basic, clear plastic zipper bags. Organize your needles by size, cord length or, if you’re feeling saucy, material!
In a pinch, an unused pencil sharpener is a perfect size for holding loose, stitch markers. Plus, it’s pretty cute!
These are my favorite types of notebooks to write pattern drafts, make notes on supplies, and sketch out ideas. Stock up on all of the fun prints offered at the beginning of the school year, so you’ll be all set for a year’s worth of doodling!
Collapsible locker shelves will take your craft space organization to the next level… literally! Use these on tabletops and in shelving units to create more space to house books, yarn, needle and hook sets, and more!
Bento boxes are the best! Of course, they offer no-waste food storage, but they’re also cute and compact keepers of a range of crafty items. Use them to house your pattern highlighter tape, extra circular needle cords, scissors, and more. Alternatively, pack yourself a little knit kit before you hit the road on your next outing!
Whether you go snack or sandwich-sized, reusable food bags are ideal for a crafter’s thises and thats. Use then to keep your notions, or as a waste-free gift bag option for small items like wee, baby socks.
Do you, like me, eagle-eye school supplies for craft tool organization? What are your favorites? I wanna know!