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*:


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 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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