If you’re a crafter, you have first-hand knowledge of how difficult it can be to find organized storage for all your stuff. As most people would admit, the best way to find adequate storage space is to get rid of some things. That can be hard to do, but the good news is that there are several craft supplies you can get rid of right now without feeling the pain. Let’s take a look.
1. Tangled Yard or String
You might hang onto that “perfectly good” bundle of yarn because — one of these days — you’ll be able to untangle it. If you can’t seem to straighten out the mess, get rid of it. Some of it may be repurposed into tassels or pom-pom balls, but you’ll need to weigh the chances of actually doing that against the storage space you’re giving up by holding onto it.
2. Torn or Unusable Fabric Scraps & Trims
This is a tough one for me. I tend to hold onto those scraps of fabric that are too small to do anything with, thinking I’ll be able to use them “some day” on a Halloween costume or craft project. And does it ever actually happen? Nope. Just get rid of it!
3. Old Hobbies
Sure, you planned to take up knitting. But then you had a baby. Or got a new job. Or school got out. Or (fill in the blank). Life gets in the way, and that’s okay. Just don’t hold onto the stuff you bought for that new and exciting hobby that isn’t so new and exciting anymore. Donate these supplies to someone who will give them some love.
4. Dried Out Paint and Markers
Why do we hold onto that stuff, anyway? There is no good way to revive these things that actually works (but hey, if you know how, please share), so it’s time to part ways.
5. Anything That’s Broken
Again, this is one of those things that goes in the “why do I keep this?” category. If you have broken knitting needles, embroidery hoops, scissors, glue guns or other tools that aren’t useful anymore, it’s time to unburden yourself!