Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Organized Floss

Good Afternoon, dear friend...

I have been working hard at organizing my craft space ever since our move....almost two years ago!

I went from having a very good sized craft and sewing room, to a combination guest room and craft/sewing room...now, of course I am in no way complaining as the old homestead had just become too big for us empty nesters...not to mention it was clear across country from our current home. But, that aside I found that down-sizing in general was not a bad task at all, and actually quite cathartic, it forced me to decide what is really important and what is not...until it came to my stitching stash. I just couldn't widdle that down, even after giving away a lot of stash that I knew I would never use.

I am happy with how my stash is fitting into it's new home and have come up with some really cool ways to organize it all...with a little thanks to my Internet friends...

Today I am sharing my new floss organization system...

At first glance it appears to be an ordinary plastic file bin...


But wait...open up this unassuming bin and....viola!

What lies within...Floss, floss and more floss!



I saw this idea online and thought it was brilliant! I tweaked it a bit for my own preference and it became the perfect floss system...

I started by taking unused and left over letter sized file folders and cut them straight across, then took my edge punch and punched holes along the cut edge...




I used hole reinforcement circles to add strength (this was a bit time consuming but totally worth it) so that the 1 inch rings would not tear the holes while hanging...



Next, I used my trusty label maker and added a floss name label to each hole in alphabetical order...to make it easier to find a floss at quick glance...


And hung each floss on a ring, until I was done...



Now finding just the right floss is a breeze...and they stay safe, clean and organized...and the best part is they all fit neat and today inside the closet.


Hugs Ya'll

19 comments:

Monica said...

That turned out good! Good idea.

Jeanne said...

Looks great Ma...I love organizing my stash, it's almost as much fun as stitching it LOL. I too have seen this idea. I've got my DMC all organized standing up in a drawer with dividers which I love but my overdyes I keep in floss bags on big rings by brand. I'm wondering how I'm going to handle downsizing some day in the future too! I have way too much craft stuff.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Looking good. We have a much smaller craft room now also. We are getting cube shelves for storage of a lot of stuff. I will also use a shoe storage thiungy hung on the wall for my yarn. we will make it work.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wow! That is some system--great to have all floss organized and in one place

Sweet Sue said...

nice job ma:) two years?! time is surely the worst of all enemies... xo

Barb said...

That is a great system! good for you!

Annette-California said...

Great organizing Ma! I love the new look of your blog. IT's BEAUTIFUL!!!
love Annette

Brigitte said...

That is really a very clever idea how to organize one's threads. So you will always find very easily what you need.
Downsizing and de-cluttering is always a good thing - and you usually feel so much ligzter when it's done.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi, just returning the following.
I love your thread storage! What a great idea and so organised.
Here in the UK thread is so expensive I mainly have DMC which I keep in flossaway bags.

Lana said...

What a great way to store your floss!!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Wow that is awesome! Glad you are posting again!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Wow that is awesome! Glad you are posting again!

Khristine Doiron said...

I think this is a great way to store floss and I am super jealous of your thread collection!!

Vickie said...

Good for you! It feels so good to get organized, doesn't it?!

CraftyGurl said...

What a clever idea!! This looks fantastic all nice and tidy :)

Sharon said...

Looks like you're all settled in and ready to stitch! Awesome!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Well, would you look at you all organized. Cheers to finding that special way to store all of your favorite floss. LYLALLSS oh and organize this...YAFTOFMTKUW. ha. As always. xxx/~

Jackie said...

Love your floss organization! I've seen this idea before but I like your spin on it much better. How many colors can you get in one container?

Edgar said...

What a super system!!