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Jul 26, 2012 11:54:29   #
ayjay
 
HELP--HELP--HELP--HELP !

I am remodeling my craft room, and I have oodles, a
and oodles of yarn. Every king size and shape you can think of.
PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR STORAGE SOLUTIONS. I DO NOT HAVE A CLOSET, SO THAT WON'T WORK,
free standing storage or something like that.

Thank you ever so much...
 
Jul 26, 2012 16:52:27   #
slowknitter45
 
Go to Walmart and buy several, (hundreds?) of those plastic storage boxes with blue lids. They all lock in place and stack nicely. Mine are chest high in my closet but since you don't have a closet, consider stacking them behind a door, under a table with a nice cloth, in an un-used corner of the garage or shed. Maybe even in the trunk of your car. Consider under your kids' or grandkids' beds. What do they care? Let us know what you do. But KEEP your yarn. Good luck! slowknitter45
Jul 26, 2012 16:57:35   #
MaryCarter
 
ayjay wrote:
HELP--HELP--HELP--HELP !

I am remodeling my craft room, and I have oodles, a
and oodles of yarn. Every king size and shape you can think of.
PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR STORAGE SOLUTIONS. I DO NOT HAVE A CLOSET, SO THAT WON'T WORK,
free standing storage or something like that.

Thank you ever so much...


There was a lady on here recently who showed a picture of what she had done with an old door. she did a brilliant job of stacking using her boxes of yarn for legs underneath it, then made shelves on top of it the same way. Search for storage solutions, and the picture should come up. Oops I have just re-read what I said, and it doesn't make sense....if you used your yarn boxes for legs and stacked everything else on top you would not be able to get at your yarn. Perhaps I got that bit wrong but search anyway, there are heaps of topics about it.
Jul 26, 2012 17:34:54   #
black kitty
 
I have been putting yarn in mesh see through laundry bags. (The bags can then be hung up.) Small ones will hold yarn for one project- like an afghan. The large ones I stuff to the brim with all kinds of yarn. I have each skein in it's own clear plastic bag before I put it in the laundry bag. I also have a master list in a note book of each color of yarn I have and how much of it I have. I have a very good scale which my husband uses in his work. I have weighed even the small balls. Knowing exactly how much of the small balls I have is very useful because I can then do quick little projects easily for last minute gifts.
Jul 26, 2012 19:11:48   #
MaryCarter
 
MaryCarter wrote:
ayjay wrote:
HELP--HELP--HELP--HELP !

I am remodeling my craft room, and I have oodles, a
and oodles of yarn. Every king size and shape you can think of.
PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR STORAGE SOLUTIONS. I DO NOT HAVE A CLOSET, SO THAT WON'T WORK,
free standing storage or something like that.

Thank you ever so much...


There was a lady on here recently who showed a picture of what she had done with an old door. she did a brilliant job of stacking using her boxes of yarn for legs underneath it, then made shelves on top of it the same way. Search for storage solutions, and the picture should come up. Oops I have just re-read what I said, and it doesn't make sense....if you used your yarn boxes for legs and stacked everything else on top you would not be able to get at your yarn. Perhaps I got that bit wrong but search anyway, there are heaps of topics about it.
quote=ayjay HELP--HELP--HELP--HELP ! br br I am ... (show quote)

Dopey me again. She used storage boxes that were drawer type for the legs of her craft table!
Jul 27, 2012 06:47:48   #
CrystalP
 
Here is a pic of my storage. I get these plastic 'dressers' and then I can see what's where. I only get them when they're on sale for $10. I am always on the hunt for yarn whether I need it or not, so I will always need more 'dressers' lol.


 
Jul 27, 2012 07:45:15   #
Terry Tice
 
Crystal - I think your idea is great! I am going to start looking for those types of "dressers" (on sale of course).
Jul 27, 2012 07:55:12   #
simslyn
 
Go to Target an dbuy the 110-qt. plastic bins. You can sort by color, by yarn weight or any other method. Unfortunately, all my pictures are of the "before" state of my knitting studio. i have 27 of them stacked neatly along one wall.
Lyn in NC
Jul 27, 2012 07:56:25   #
ulrika
 
black kitty wrote:
I have been putting yarn in mesh see through laundry bags. (The bags can then be hung up.) Small ones will hold yarn for one project- like an afghan. The large ones I stuff to the brim with all kinds of yarn. I have each skein in it's own clear plastic bag before I put it in the laundry bag. I also have a master list in a note book of each color of yarn I have and how much of it I have. I have a very good scale which my husband uses in his work. I have weighed even the small balls. Knowing exactly how much of the small balls I have is very useful because I can then do quick little projects easily for last minute gifts.
I have been putting yarn in mesh see through laund... (show quote)


That's what I did too. Giant Tiger had a sale on those mesh bags for $2.00 a piece. I bought 5 of them. Now I organized my yarn by colour and I can see in the bags. Also I like that the yarn can breathe. I think sometimes if you store yarn in closed containers they can emit a slight odor. I keep mine in a room with the door closed because I don't want my cat getting into it. I did notice when I opened the door to the room there was a funny smell (I think it came from the yarn), but after a week or so that was gone. I bet the sizing they put on the yarn can give off a smell.
Jul 27, 2012 08:14:22   #
Stitchingnut
 
This is what I use also ... dresser style. I number each drawer and put that # on my Ravelry Stash inventory so when I want to find the yarn I need, I know right where I need to go to find it. These drawer units can be stacked and are easy to access by just pulling out the drawer when looking for your yarn. The big plastic boxes are such a pain to lift and search thru if you're looking for yarn in the bottom box. Go with the dresser style! I've been so much happier with this system since I did it.
Jul 27, 2012 08:34:21   #
cbjlinda
 
If you have a door go and get the shoe box holders that hang over the door. they are great! will hold 24 skeins each. I have one hanging over my closet door in my bathroom and plan to get another to hang over my bathroom door or bedroom door.
ayjay wrote:
HELP--HELP--HELP--HELP !

I am remodeling my craft room, and I have oodles, a
and oodles of yarn. Every king size and shape you can think of.
PLEASE SEND ME PICTURES OF YOUR STORAGE SOLUTIONS. I DO NOT HAVE A CLOSET, SO THAT WON'T WORK,
free standing storage or something like that.

Thank you ever so much...
 
Jul 27, 2012 09:50:42   #
LilgirlCA (a regular here)
 
slowknitter45 wrote:
Go to Walmart and buy several, (hundreds?) of those plastic storage boxes with blue lids. They all lock in place and stack nicely. Mine are chest high in my closet but since you don't have a closet, consider stacking them behind a door, under a table with a nice cloth, in an un-used corner of the garage or shed. Maybe even in the trunk of your car. Consider under your kids' or grandkids' beds. What do they care? Let us know what you do. But KEEP your yarn. Good luck! slowknitter45


Make sure they are see through, then sort the yarn by color so you don't have to dig through each box to find that one color.
Jul 27, 2012 10:22:33   #
kmcnaught
 
I used steel racks in my basement (dry BTW), placed all yarn in clear plastic bags, so I could see what I had easily.

Karen
Jul 27, 2012 10:28:09   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
I have 2 very old very large file cabinets. One is probably 3.5 feet long and the other is 3 feet long they are stacked on top of each other and hold a lot of yarn.. they also hold my patterns and books... I just want to re-finish them before I fill them up too much...
I urge you to do a search in KP for storage solutions... think of all the different ways to put it... storage solutions, stash, craft rooms, you get the idea... you will have hours of fun looking at everyones craft rooms...
Jul 27, 2012 11:02:28   #
MrsCrafty
 
My stash is mostly in large clear rubbermaid bins. Since the closet is packed, the bins are stacked against a wall of the bedroom. I have more yarn in a small wicker chest that stays in the living room. Current WIP's are in a laundry basket where I can find them easily -- each in a ziplock bag.
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