December 5, 2013

Yarn Organization 101


Ooops... I am no expert with organizing and please don't expect me to list down tips on how to =)

Let me just share what the best yarn organization we have made so far. At first we bought a 5-layer storage rack like this.

But since this is open, we need to put each spool of yarns into a plastic. Also, it started to get crowded as we purchase more and more lots of yarns. So it's never organized and most of the times, the yarns fell out of the rack. That's why we decided to buy a cabinet with pull out drawers. Unfortunately, it's only good for our Red Heart, Monaco, and Familia Acrylic yarns.


And so we looked for something that's a good storage for our precious yarns. Luckily, we have found storage boxes that are on sale so we purchased 3 big storage boxes.

Multi-function Storage Boxes

And we have discovered something pa about this kind of boxes. Have you wondered why the clear boxes are more expensive than the colored ones like these? We asked the promodizer why is that so and he said that the colored boxes are made form used/recycled materials that's why they are cheaper that the clear ones. This way we can help save the environment since we all know that plastic is non-biodegradable and the only way to avoid these to contribute to pollution is to recycle them.

Going back to the boxes, since these are not clear our problem will be how can we easily tell where's the yarn colors we are looking for, without opening all the boxes. That would be too tasky right? So what I did was I put each box a label indicating what yarn colors are inside.

Yarns in a box

Actually, the three boxes are so full and I'm thinking to buy another one so our precious yarns can breathe, hehe.

More yarns inside the boxes!
I am sure you'll agree that organizing save safe. Look!


So there you go. That's how our yarns are doing right now. Like what I have said, still need to buy more boxes because our yarn stash is growing. I really can't stop shopping for more, e. I am a certified crochet and yarn  addict e.


12 comments:

  1. Woah, those are a lot of yarns! Well, dapat pala hindi ako ma-surprise haha. This is the first time I've heard of that info about colored boxes ha. Pero for now, clear boxes muna for Yuri kasi nakakalito for me kung di clear hehe. I might look into those in the future!

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    1. We bought the colored ones kasi cute din un color saka di obvious maraming yarns, hehe.

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  2. Just when I read your post, I need to buy something for my shoes and other stuff. Need to organize too.

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  3. Wow! You have so many yarns! What a steal on those storage boxes! I need to reorganize my bedroom. I need additional storage bins

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    1. And they keep on growing, hehe... Actually, mahirap kasi bumili ng yarns in bulk kaya pag may available na yun suki namin we buy all the colors we want na agad. Mabilis kasi maubos e.

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  4. Wow, super daming yarns! You are really very much into it. Dami rin naming mga storage boxes pero puro clear. Now ko lang din nalaman about the colored ones. :-)

    And we also have that rack pala. Pero 4 layers lang and in a different color. Gamit naman sa kitchen, hihi!

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    1. We have two racks like that. Un ginamit namin dati for the yarns nasa baba na for Matt's toys then un isa naman for our shop's stocks and stuffs.

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  5. Wow! Ang dami nyan sis..,. Saan binili yung yarns na walang tatak, yung nasa box?

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    1. Hi sis! Un nakaspool ba? I ordered online :)

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  6. Hello sis, fan din ako ng pag-ccrochet! Saan ba nakakabili nung malalaking yarn? Mas cheaper ba sya kesa bumili nung maliliit na spools? Parang mas okay kasi na ganyan ang ginagamit lalo na kapag malakihan ang gagawin mo like tablecloth. Care to share?

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    1. Yun nakaspool sis? I ordered those online kay yarnsourcemanila.com. Meron din daw store sa Rosario Pasig, mas mura doon parang nasa 30+ pesos lang per 100grams. Online kasi is parang 55-60 pesos per 100grams + shipping fee pa.

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