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Say Goodbye to Clutter: Crafting Area Organization Tips for Small Rooms

creative clutter on a small table

Crafting and journaling are fantastic outlets for creativity, but for many (especially the messy ones), the challenge lies in finding space to store all supplies comfortably. Small rooms or limited spaces often pose a significant hurdle when it comes to organizing crafting areas. However, with the right strategies and storage solutions, you can transform even the tiniest corner into a functional and inspiring workspace.

As a person who has limited space for all my favorite mindful hobbies and crafting projects, I came up with a few crafting area organization ideas, which you might find helpful. So, I invite you to follow these tips and get maximum benefits from your limited space.

  • Maximize Vertical Space

In a small room, every inch counts. Utilize wall space efficiently by installing shelves, pegboards, or wall-mounted organizers. Vertical storage not only saves floor space but also keeps your supplies easily accessible. Consider investing in floating shelves or customizable modular shelving units that can be adjusted to accommodate different creative supplies and tools.

drawer organizers and small workspace

  • Invest in Multi-functional Furniture

Select furniture pieces that serve dual purposes to optimize space utilization. Look for desks or tables with built-in storage compartments or drawers. A foldable or extendable table can be a game-changer in a small room, providing ample workspace when needed and folding away neatly when not in use. Such versatile furniture is key to keeping a small crafting area neat and comfortable for working.

  • Organize with Drawer Organizers

This tip is an oldie, but goldies, as drawer organizers are your best friends when it comes to keeping small items like beads, buttons, pens, journaling materials, and tapes neatly arranged. Opt for adjustable or customizable organizers that can fit different drawer sizes. Dividers or small containers within drawers help prevent clutter and make it easier to find specific items during your crafting sessions.

You don't need to buy each and every little organizer. Instead, get creative and craft your own organizers using materials readily available at home. Reuse jars, tin cans, or shoeboxes to create custom storage solutions. Upcycling old furniture or repurposing household items can not only save money but also add a personal touch to your home and crafting area.

crafting tool organizer and a small crafting area interior

  • Opt for Portable Storage Solutions

Consider portable storage options like carts or trolleys with wheels. These can be moved around your home and crafting area effortlessly, allowing flexibility in your workspace layout. Choose carts with multiple tiers or compartments to store various crafting supplies and tools. 

  • Utilize Wall Space for Inspiration

Create an inspiring and motivational environment by using the wall space around your crafting area. Hang pegboards or corkboards to display your works in progress, inspirational quotes, or visual references. This not only adds personality to your space but also keeps your creative ideas within sight.

Additionally, think about hanging small shelves and counters on the wall for organizing your handmade journals, painting tools, and pots. This little hack will keep them away from the workspace, so you won't accidentally spill or stain your freshly-made projects. I like to use a small shelf for a coffee mug. This way I know for sure it won't spill all over my crafts!

cute and creative clutter on top of a small table


Transforming a small room into a functional crafting and journaling space requires thoughtful planning and innovative solutions. By maximizing vertical space, utilizing multi-functional furniture, investing in storage organizers, and incorporating DIY solutions, you can conquer clutter and create an organized haven for your creative pursuits.

Remember, it's not about the size of the room but how efficiently you use the space available. Implement these tips and witness your small crafting area turn into a delightful and organized home office workspace where your creativity knows no bounds.
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