Crafting and DIY Projects: Storing Supplies for Fall and Winter Activities | Countryside Self Storage

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As the weather gets colder—and often nastier—many of us prefer to stay indoors and enjoy crafting projects, especially during the holidays. From spooky Halloween crafts to homemade New Year’s decorations, there’s always something fun to create, and many of us spend the rest of the year putting off crafting projects until the nights get long and the weather turns chilly.
With all these activities, however, crafters often end up with a lot of different supplies, and that can get a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, for those looking for holiday crafting storage solutions, you need look no further than self-storage in Missouri and Kansas. It’s a great way to keep all your crafting materials organized and out of the way so you can enjoy your hobby without all the mess.
We’ve assembled (no pun intended) a few tips that will help you make the most of your storage space and still get the most out of your crafting supplies this holiday season. Without further ado, here are our favorite tips for holiday crafting storage solutions:
Consider Climate Control: Extreme temperatures and changes in humidity can damage items such as adhesives, paints, and certain fabrics, to name a few. Unfortunately, here in Missouri and Kansas, it seems like the weather is always changing, which means it’s important to consider climate-controlled storage for some of your more sensitive materials. If you’re in doubt, ask a member of our friendly staff to help you choose the storage solution that’s right for you!
Make Use of Plastic Bins: When people think of storage, they tend to picture cardboard boxes. Cardboard works okay for some things, but when it comes to many storage solutions, durable plastic bins are the better way to go. Not only do they provide better protection for your stored items, but clear plastic bins also make it easier to see what’s in your containers at a glance, which can make it a lot easier to find things quickly.
Label Everything and Manage Your Inventory: For best results when storing your crafting supplies, it’s a good idea to keep like items together, whether that means putting all the paper in one bin, all the stickers in another, and so on, or whether it means keeping items together that are often used together. Find a system that works for you. Whatever you do, label your bins with what’s inside them, and keep an inventory. This can either be a physical list that you keep inside your storage unit, or a digital inventory that you can access from your phone or tablet.
Consider Shelving Units for Easy Access: One of the best ways to get the most out of your self-storage unit is to take advantage of vertical space. An easy way to do this is to install shelves along the walls of your storage unit. This has the added benefit of making it easier to find and grab things as you need them, since you won’t be digging through bins or stacking and re-stacking them.
Create a Workspace in Your Storage Unit: With all the space that these other tips have helped you save, you should have enough room to set up a small table or desk in your storage unit. Folding tables and chairs are great for this, as they give you a lot of flexibility in your space. Here, you can work on your crafting projects in peace, surrounded by all the supplies and tools that you need. What’s more, if your crafting projects involve gifts for family members or other surprises that you’d rather people not get a look at until they’re finished, working out of your storage unit will keep these top-secret projects out of the way until you’re done.
As you can see, self-storage in Missouri and Kansas is a great solution for crafters looking for holiday crafting storage solutions. With these tips, you can make the most of your storage space so that you have everything you need for your next project. Whether you’re making Christmas gifts or Halloween decorations, you’ll have plenty of room at home and less clutter all year round.
At Countryside Self-Storage, we have five premier storage facilities in Pittsburg, Joplin, and Frontenac that are just waiting for your next crafting project. Contact us today and let us help find your perfect storage solution!