Spring is just around the corner, and that means time for some spring cleaning. If you decide to begin by tackling one of the most popular rooms in your home, that might just be the kitchen. We know cleaning can seem like such a chore, and that you would rather be crafting, but what if we told you we have ideas on how to reward yourself for all of your hard work?
Here is a good reason to go to your kitchen and clean out those cupboards. It will provide you with creative storage solutions for your crafting. In this post we share how you too can make better use of those unwanted and extra items in your kitchen to make your crafting life more fun.
Turn those extra tools, containers, and whatever you call them into useful storage. Let’s start with those dozen or so cookie baking sheets some of us have collected over the years. Toss the yucky ones, and keep a couple for actual baking. Now, if you still have an extra baking sheet, think of spray painting it and using it as a magnetic storage board. Organize small items in tins with clear covers, and glue magnets to the back side. Place on metal cookie sheet.
Is there a crazy collection of colanders in your cupboard? Keep what you need for the kitchen and consider using another one to corral your yarns! You can even thread the yarn through one of the holes and keep it from tangling as you knit.
Want more tips to make knitting easier? Check this out: No-Ends-Knot-Video-Tutorial
Too many teapots? Do you love tea? If so do you need to have more than one good teapot to brew your beverage? If not then consider taking the extra pots (you know the ones that don’t pour well) to the craft room. Put that ball of twine inside and thread it out through the spout. Now you know how to make good use of those novelty teapots.
Too many towels in the drawer? Be ruthless and toss the ones with holes and stains into a pile. Use these as rags for cleaning in your craft room and other parts of your home too! They are great for cleaning up paint spills. Here is a pattern to make your own pretty Simplest Dish Cloths dish cloths.
Are you wondering what to do with all those bundt cake pans? Use them as baskets to hold odd tools, and tubes of paint. Place those smaller bottles of inks or specialty paint in them to keep them upright and portable.
Do you have extra spice bottles and salt shakers? Fill them with glitter, beads, and other small notions. While you are going through those spices consider if you still need that old spice rack in the kitchen. If not, move it to the craft room and store all those glitters and other small crafting goodies.
Does your collection of plastic containers seem to multiply over night? Do your covers go missing like the socks in the dryer? If so then keep the square type of containers to create dividers and storage in your drawers. Use the extra lids that have no mate as paint palettes. Any type of container is practical to organize in the craft room. Remember to add a label to the outside if it’s not clear what is inside. Also, check out these tips to organise your stash! Tips to Sort Your Stash
Phew! You now have an organized kitchen AND craft room. Pat yourself on the back, and have fun creating.