QUICK & EASY SOLUTIONS: DECLUTTER YOUR HOBBY SPACE
Bring order to your zone for crafting, gift wrapping, photography, and more with these creative setups and storage tricks.
into a handy workstation for your favorite hobby. An old dresser, opposite, was outfitted with a new top that hangs out 12 inches on the back to accommodate a chair. Some drawers were removed to make room for vintage sewing boxes that organize easy-to- lose items.
USE DOWEL RODS
to organize gift wrap, ribbon, thread, tape, and more. The dowels can be added inside a bookcase, right, or installed on a wall or in a closet. A paper towel holder mounted to a wall or the bottom of a counter also can work, professional organizer Jan Lehman says.
WORK ON ONE PROJECT
at a time, if possible, and create a dedicated space to tuck away unfi nished projects. “To keep clutter to a minimum, only purchase items for a particular project,” Lehman says. “Refrain from purchases that merely add to your stash. Extra stuff costs more and needs to be stored.”
Cut dowel rods 1∕ 8 inch shorter than the cabinet width for easy rehanging.