Storing the stash can be one of the most problematic parts of having a yarn related hobby. When I redecorated and organized my yarn cave/office, I came across so many ideas! The first one is actually one I use myself, but there are so many more that I would love to try if I had the space. Suffice to say, I have some more yarn storage ideas for you to look at.
1. Chest Of Drawers
There are tons of options out there for plastic drawers as well. Whether you want to see your stash and use clear ones or the faux basket looking ones so no one knows just how much yarn you have…I have this one for my smaller skeins so they don’t get lost.
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2. Hanging Closet organizers
You know those shoe and clothing hangers that were super popular a bit a go? Well, they fit skains and hanks of yarn perfectly.
I’ve seen a full closet worth of hang-able storage available on-line. I’ve also seen that some of the hanging storage tells you how much weight each partition can hold. If you have a closet, wardrobe, or something with at hanging rod in your craft room, then this might be a good storage method for your yarn!
3. Yarn Peg board
This method creates a beautiful look as well as providing storage. I’ve heard from many people that you can fit way more yarn than you think on these boards
Get a pegboard and dowels that would fit snugly inside to holes. Attach your board to the wall securely and cut your dowels to the size you want. Then take your caked yarn and slide them onto the dowels. I found this post here on how to do it! I also found this video if you prefer to watch how things are done.
I’m using this picture of thread on some pegs as an example of how the storage method works.
4.Plastic bins and containers
This is a great storage solution for people that have pets or get a lot of dust in their home. (I live on a dirt road, so dirt comes flying in the house a lot.) Containers are good for people that have a lot wool yarn. Especially since you can guard your stash against moths and other wool eating pests. I’ve even heard of people buying air tight plastic containers to put their yarn in.
Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash
5. Wine rack
This one is a bit strange, but I’ve seen people use wine racks both large and small for yarn storage. I’ve seen some large wine racks in thrift shops that would be perfect for normal sized skeins. Just put your yarn where you would normally put your wine bottle.
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Did you see my other post on yarn storage?
- DIY Wooden Crate Storage For Yarn On A Budget
- 5 Ways To Store Your Yarn Stash
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