For crafters, the space in which they create is one of the most important in their home. However, it is also one where some specific issues can cause problems if left unaddressed. Keep reading to find out what they are, and how to deal with them.
Finding the right type of storage
One of the most common issues crafters come across is finding storage that matches their needs. After all, anyone can dump their supplies in a box, but being able to see and access each resource is crucial for a positive, and time-efficient crafting experience.
Happily, some craft room storage producers are now getting wise to this fact, and are manufacturing very specific storage and display solutions aimed directly at the craft market. Although, these do not extend to all resources, and can be quite expensive as well.
With that in mind, it may be best to put your crafting tendencies to good use and make your own craft-specific storage solutions. Something you can find instructions and inspirations on here.
For most crafters the space in which the work is something of a sanctuary. A place that is all their own, where they can go and take some time away from the demands of the world. It is this fact that makes the thought of pests such as moths and bed bugs such upsetting. However, the truth is that depending on the supplies you store in your craft room, it could be vulnerable to infestation.
In particular, eco-crafters and upcyclers may inadvertently bring pests into their home when they purchase preloved fabric or clothing. For example, bed sheets brought from the charity shop can be much greener, and cheaper than buying fabric new. Unfortunately, such materials also bring the risk of bed bugs, which at worst could spread to your fabric stash and even the beds in your own home.
The good news is that even if you have the poor luck of getting bed bugs in your craft room there is a way to deal with it, without having to dispose of your entire stash. It’s by finding a professional that specializes in bed bug removal to help you. Indeed, by using an expert for this job you can be sure that any infestation will be wiped out, and the danger to your other supplies and home is minimized.
Keeping things clean and tidy
Finally, many of us begin with the very best intentions when it comes to our craft rooms. However, when it comes to clearing away after each session it can be easy to drop the ball. After all, there is only so much time in the day, and as artistic types, we want to spend as much of this as possible on being creative.
The thing is though, it can be much harder to find the motivation to get creative when the space in which you work is strewn with scraps, half-finished projects, and loose tools. That is why you must set aside at least 5 minutes at the end of each session to put away your supplies. Your future creative self will thank you for it!