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rainorsun11
I can't resist commenting about the person that lined their shelves with boxes--don't do this! The acid in the boxes will discolor your fabrics and weaken them. Store the fabrics directly on metal or plastic shelves, then drape with fabric like a cotton sheet to keep out the sun. Same goes for yarn. Similarly, use baskets, plastic, glass, or metal as organizers, not shoe boxes or other cardboard. My current favorite is custom made fabric baskets/boxes since I can make them to the size needed and with 100% cotton fabrics that match my craft room. If you have wooden shelves, make sure that they are sealed with varnish, polyurethane, paint, or something similar so that the acids in the wood do not destroy your fabric.
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pasovasz

I have heard the cardboard box issue addressed in other articles. For over 30 years, I have saved fabrics in regular "copy paper boxes" with no staining or problems, at all. In fact, since I am cheap (some say thrifty, but I know the truth), my husband made framework of plywood to create shelf space. He then added adjustable shelving clips so the shelves are infinitely adjustable. I too the copy paper boxes, covered them in a neutral shelf / wall paper (dollar store), then labelled the boxes to store the hundreds of yards of fabric and trims that I own. Accessible and the "inventory" is used, making room for more!


   
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Lynn B

It is important to first declutter, give away or sell supplies for hobbies that no longer interest you and carefully organize your supplies so you can access everything. Make your creative space beautiful, accessorizing in a color you love! Add great lighting and a ceiling fan to keep you comfortable. Add idea bulletin board so your space inspires you!

   

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