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Stash Control: Yarn Organization Ideas

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Stash Control: Yarn Organization Ideas [3]

Image & Yarn Organization Idea courtesy of RepeatCrafterMe [3]

Since the dreary winter weather is keeping us indoors, what better time to get our yarn stash under control?  I am always looking for new ways to organize my “personal yarn store” and thought that I would share some of my favorite solutions with you.

Currently, I have my yarn stored in totes bags.  While this method works, it’s not idea because I have tote bags everywhere and I forget what is in which bag.  I did go though later last summer and I divided my yarn into two groups. Yarn I bought for specific knit or crochet projects [4],  and yarn I bought because I wandered into a yarn store and it spoke to me.  When I have yarn for a specific project, I put it into a bag with the corresponding pattern.   While this seems to work pretty well, I will often forget about the project or find something else that interests me more to work on.

To help with this, I’ve decided that my stash should be on display, much like the storage solution by RepeatCrafterMe [3] shown to the left. This will help me see what I really have, and then when a new project comes my way, I can check the stash for something to use before buying new yarn.  It really is my hope to work through my pile of crochet patterns [5] and try to use only stashed yarns for the year.

I haven’t decided if I am going to go with a more traditional shelving unit storage idea, or try to work in some unique ideas. Here are some great ideas I’ve found.  Maybe one will work for you, too?

 

Unique Yarn Storage Solutions:


These yarn organization ideas might not be for everyone, but they sure do make a statement.

This might not be for everyone, but WOW! [6]

This might not be for everyone, but WOW!

 

While quirky, this PVC storage solution has serious potential. [7]

While quirky, this PVC storage solution has serious potential.

 

An old wine rack is a fun a unique yarn storage solution. [8]

An old wine rack is a fun a unique yarn storage solution.

 Traditional Shelving Unit Yarn Storage Ideas:


These storage ideas are more traditional and offer a wide variety of options.  Whether you want to sort by color, yarn weight or brand these solutions give you endless options.

This arrangement from KnitLob's Lair is simply stunning [9]

This arrangement from KnitLob’s Lair is simply stunning

 

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These shelves from IKEA offer plenty of organization and room for WIPs

 

Done!! Will make a tutorial soon! #Yarn #yarnstorage #yarnporn #knit #crochet [11]

A photo posted by Lisa (@hellohappycrafts) on

 yarnvault [12]

How do you organize your yarn stash?