Craft Storage Solutions and Organizing Ideas

If you’re looking for craft storage solutions and organizing ideas then keep reading. My craft closet has a new feature that I’m already in love with. Every year in January or February I re-evaluate my storage needs as I’m purging. It’s my way of starting the year fresh and challenging myself to be more organized. 

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Yesterday, I installed a utility door rack on the inside of the closet door in my studio, so that I could organize the supplies I use most often. Here are a couple of progress photos, so you can ooh and awe when you see the new door rack.

Craft closet with shelves.


Plastic bins for craft supplies.


Door Rack Storage Solution

The mesh baskets hang on a central support that is attached to a bracket at the top and bottom of the door. When I want to reorganize, I can move the baskets up or down to accommodate the height of items being stored.


Craft closet with storage shelves and door rack.


My favorite feature of the door rack is the utility board, which is a kind of pegboard, where small bins and hooks can be attached.

The key here is visual storage. Having tools and supplies in view works best for me and I can rearrange the hanging bins as needed. Visual storage is also very helpful for my significant other. 😉


Storage rack on white door with craft supplies.


The door is no longer wasted space and all of these items are at my finger tips.

Last year I installed a door rack in the pantry, which has helped so much in keeping the kitchen organized. It was another area with storage potential that I had over looked. For details see the post Updating Pantry Storage.

More Door Rack Storage solution Ideas

I know there are tons of options when it comes to craft storage solutions, but I thought I would share some that have worked great for me.

Stackable Bins

Stackable bins are perfect for organizing all sorts of craft supplies and save space on shelves. I use bins to separate nails, screws, hooks, embroidery thread, ribbon, yarn and small tools.

I use the same type of bins under my kitchen sink for organizing cleaning supplies, brushes and sponges.

Open white storage bins holding yarn and craft supplies.


Baskets With Lids

Large baskets with lids are also great for stacking on shelves. I use these for paints, brushes, sandpaper, markers and pencils.




A few years ago I removed the 24″ deep built in closet shelves and installed 12″ deep adjustable wire shelves. Believe it or not, the storage space has tripled. This is now a walk in closet with available wall space that can be used for additional storage.


Closet with wire shelves, storage bins, and craft supplies.


Wall Racks

Spice racks are not just for the kitchen. Their slender profiles don’t take up much space between the shelves and the door way. Talk about a craft storage solution for paints and waxes. This is perfect!


Paint samples on spice racks.


Storage Tower

When thinking about storage go with vertical shelves to save on floor space.

The rolling bookshelf is one of my more practical purchases because of its versatility. It has casters so I can move it into a closet, bathroom, laundry room, kitchen or garage if my storage needs change.


White metal storage tower with craft supplies.


Filing Cabinets

Obviously the three drawer filing cabinets are for filing and storage, but I also use them as an additional work space for projects and photo shoots.


White metal file cabinets for craft storage.

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Craft closet storage on shelves and door.


For more ideas and photos of the studio space click on the My Studio post. Thanks so much for stopping by.



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8 thoughts on “Craft Storage Solutions and Organizing Ideas

  1. Cindy says:

    Michelle, you have some great ideas for organiizing! My craft/sewing room is a wreck and I need to get it organized. Thanks for the inspiration! I especially love the stackable containers. The 12” deep shelves are so smart too! Things can get lost with deeper shelving. We did a similar change in our pantry. The original shelving was about 16” deep. We could never find anything! So we changed them to shelves not as deep. Pantry items are visible now! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Cindy, you’re right the depth of the shelves makes a big difference in quickly finding what you need. I hope you can use some of these ideas when you tackle your craft/sewing room. 🙂

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