Review: Organize a Yarn Stash for Less Than $30

Review: Organize a Yarn Stash for Less Than $30

I have so much yarn, it’s kind of silly. I have so much yarn that I have an active stash and a stashed stash – the active stash is one that I keep easily accessible for current projects on the go or ones I have planned for the coming weeks, and the stashed stash is the one that lives in the bowels of my craft closet.

One thing I know about myself is that my house has to be clean and organized before I can feel comfortable enough to get crafty. This annoying little quirk goes one of two ways – long-term procrastination (no crafting for me) OR super-crafty mama with a clean and organized home life. Luckily I am currently experiencing the latter, so all is well in craftland today.

A simple trick that helps me stay organized is using collapsible fabric boxes, like these ones*:

fabric_boxes

I keep them stacked under my desk in my office so I can access them easily and transport them as needed. I divide them up as follows:

box 1: natural fibers
box 2: acrylics and synthetics
box 3: odds & ends, needles, tools, embellishments
box 4: projects in progress
box 5: projects off the needles and ready for finishing and embellishing
box 6: non-yarn crafts and general to do (e.g. mail that needs to go out, photography equipment, etc.)

I find that I am a much more productive person when my current projects are organized in this way – try it, it may be a good system for you too!


* I received these Foldable Cube Storage Containers in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This post contains affiliate links.

I have so many cube containers, I just love them. With these storage containers from B&C Home Goods, there are no surprises – they’re exactly what you expect. The quality is decent, the fabric is durable (and can be cleaned which is a bonus) and the seams are reinforced. One of the bottom inserts was missing from my package, but I improvised and used some cardboard from the packaging. I’m currently using them in my home office for current projects and so far they’re great.





About The Author

Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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