How I Keep my DIY Projects Organized

Raise your hand if you can relate to this scenario: you find yourself with an hour of free time, and you decide to spend it crafting and creating. You head to your craft stash, and 10-15 minutes later you realize you've wasted a good chunk of your hour hunting down your supplies. Most annoying thing ever, right? It's really common for me to have two to three DIY projects going at one time, which means there are constantly two to three messes on the floor that I am digging through. I've realized that when my supplies and projects are out of control, I lose a lot of steam and tend to forget about them. A few months ago I decided I had to find a better way to keep all my supplies for each project in one spot, so I could quickly get them when I had random pockets of time to create (or random bursts of inspiration!). This is literally the easiest, most basic way to keep everything organized, but it's really helped me keep my DIY projects in order, and I hope it can help you too if it's something you're struggling with!

Here's the secret to not losing your marbles when you're working on multiple projects at at a time...a $1.50 wire basket!



#groundbreaking. But really, shout out to the baskets who keep me sane! When I'm starting a new project, all I do is load my basket up with anything and everything I may need. Scissors, tape, glue, glitter, paint, etc etc. My favorite thing about this method of organizing projects is that it's portable. I can grab my basket and sit and watch TV while I craft, or place it next to my bed, or under my desk. As I go, I leave bits of my unfinished project right in the basket so I can pick up where I left off when I have time. This has really helped me save so much time, and it leaves me feeling more energized and creative! I mean, it's baskets full of craft supplies ;)



Told you it was super basic and easy! I found these baskets at Daiso Japan for $1.50, but I'm sure Target or any dollar stores have similar options.

How do you organize your DIY projects? 
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14 comments:

  1. Lovely way to stay organized! :)

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  2. I love these baskets! I need to get more organized as well.

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  3. Great idea to stay organized. I love the colorful baskets.

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  4. This is such a great idea! I tend to throw all of my stuff in one big box and it gets so messy. This is an awesome idea!

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  5. such a good idea!!!! I need to do this when I start my DIYs

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  6. I kind of have the same system going but with different containers and I lump all like material together. Like all of my iron ons are in the same place, hemp cord, clay, ect.

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  7. I LOVE this idea! So simple, yet so useful! I just bought two plastic bins from Target for organizing. I might have to buy a couple more for this purpose. :)

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  8. Get out, those baskets are so cute and cheap! Love that. I soooooooo need to organize my crafting supplies. It's at the bottom of my to-do list, though :( One day....It will be glorious :) Thanks for sharing.-Misty

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  9. this is so smart it's actually stupid. but you're brilliant. aaaand when are you gonna post what those DIYs are!? ;D

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  10. What cute baskets!! I love the brushes in the mason jar, too. Mine are allll over like three different craft drawers haha!

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  11. I love how simple this is, but super helpful. I always have different projects going on at once :)

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  12. So cute! My first project would be to sew liners for them to keep my supplies from falling out, haha!

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