It doesn’t matter if you’re painting, sculpting, crafting, sewing, or shooting photos; the fact is, you need a clutter-free space where you can focus on your work instead of wasting time trying to locate your art supplies. The good thing is, you don’t have to invest in something huge to keep your supplies organized. You can do it easily by using your existing space and making a few adjustments here and there. Read on to find out how.
There are plenty of storage hacks for all the artists out there to make the most of their space. Using baby jars, for instance, can free up a lot of space since you can store tiny beads or extra paint in them. You can also use a hanging shoe rack. Just hang it at the back of your door and put your fabric scraps and rolled canvases in there. Take out time to visit the flea market. There, you’ll find plenty of cabinets and vintage office furniture with cubbies that you can use to store your paint supplies and other material. Feel free to get a little crafty, and you’ll notice just how much space your studio actually has!
Get Rid of the Extra Stuff
It’s time to get to spring-cleaning with your art supplies! Get rid of all the things you don’t need or won’t ever use. If they’re in good condition, consider donating them. There are so many places that would be happy to receive your art supplies: preschools, elementary schools, orphanages, community centers, and women’s shelters. It’s best to donate locally but make sure they’re useful. If your paint brushes have missing thistles, they’re not going to be of use to anyone.
Store in Containers and Label Them
Don’t pile stuff on shelves, as they’ll turn into a black hole pretty quickly. Instead, get a bunch of containers and store the art materials in them. You can put all your paints, brushes and paper in one box and your stationery in another box. Once that is done, make sure to label the boxes. Although it’s a bit of work, it can really simplify your life. By labeling your containers, you’ll know where to find everything.
Having a color-coding system in place can also help. You can separate materials by brand and allow yourself access to exactly what you need all the time. As a result, you won’t be running around hunting for the Faber-Castell markers you’re sure you kept next to your canvas last night.
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