Ask Me Anything – How do you keep your hats/yarn organized?

“How Do You Keep Your Hats & Yarn Organized?”

I wish I had a great answer, but I have to admit that I don’t have a super creative or attractive solution.

I used to have a pretty decent hoard of yarn, but last summer we moved to a new state and I had to de-stash a bit. This week is the perfect time to do this post, as I moved all of my yarn from our garage inside our 1-bedroom apartment with less than 1,000 square feet of space. We are lucky enough to have a big walk-in closet, and I have a very understanding husband who lets me fill it with yarn!

I brought all my yarn in and just put it in the bedroom:

No, this is not a child's bedroom. The Lego's on the shelf are my husbands. I have my hobbies and he has his :)

No, this is not a child’s bedroom. The Lego’s on the shelf are my husbands. I have my hobbies and he has his 🙂

Our beautiful closest, sans yarn:

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After 2 hours of color-sorting and organizing I got everything into the closet:

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That’s 6 bins of boxes on top and 3 on bottom.

As for hats, I have 3 more of those large pink totes from above. They’re each 45 gallons and they hold a lot of hats! I love these totes as they’re very stack-able and keep the hats clean! I store them in the totes until I need to take them somewhere, and then I usually put them in the big blue Ikea bags for easier transport.

This summer I am taking these totes up to Utah with me for some shows that I will be selling at. Once those shows are over I will be leaving the left-over hats at my parents house until I go back for more shows in the fall. Once all my shows are over I take anything that is left to a store that I sell them at.

Since that wasn’t a very cool answer I thought I would share some really cool yarn storage ideas I’ve seen online. Hopefully someday I will have the space to do something like these! 

knitsforlife

How cool is that wall of spooled yarn by the couch!? Lorna from http://www.knitsforlife.com is able to knit with the yarn still on the wall, which I’m sure makes her space a lot cleaner than mine!

makingahome1

Can you imagine going to bed each night and waking up every morning and having this be the first thing you ever see?? So jealous of Amber over at http://makingahome-pa.blogspot.com/

tara's yarn

Tara from Mamachee and http://easymakesmehappy.blogspot.com/ has one of the best work spaces I’ve ever seen! I LOVE those yarn cubbies!

ana white

And if you are super ambitious and you can use these awesome plans from Ana White to make your own storage cubbies. This is much like the Ikea Expedit cubbies I used to store yarn at my old place.

If you have any great yarn storage ideas I would love to see pictures!

Any Me Anything will be back next Friday, so if you have something you’d like to know leave a comment!

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