Yarn Closet – Before and After

Last time you heard from me I was in the middle of cleaning my yarn closet. Here’s how it went:

Before and After

Well, it doesn’t look like much, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes, believe me. What you can’t see from this picture is that I’ve cleared out two massive tupperware bins from the back of the closet, opening up a ton of space.

A couple other highlights of my newly-organized closet:

shoe organizer

I got this idea from Ye Olde Pinterest. It’s just a clear plastic shoe organizer from Amazon that was only $14. I love how it keeps my yarn in plain sight—easy to see, easy to pick out!

Another new thing is how I’m storing my straight needles:

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Instead of my old method of “let’s throw these suckers anywhere they’ll stay put” and then playing Pick-Up Sticks (remember that game?) every time I needed them, I’m now using an old flower vase to keep them in line. It’s so simple, I don’t know why this never occurred to me before!

For my other notions, I kept my current system, which is using shoe boxes from The Container Store:

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I have my circulars in one box, DPNs and crochet hooks in another, and then other notions in a final box. They stack together nicely and make really great use of the space.

So, that’s my closet! It still needs some work, but I’m pleased with how much more organized it is now. Do you have any yarn-storage tips or tricks? Share them in the comments!

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