I've been organizing everything in my room at my parent's house in the desperate hope that it will make me more prepared for the big move in August. Today I focused on stash storage, because it is obviously vastly important that the stash be organized, protected from moths, and be attractively displayed.
This morning, this is how the stash looked:
The plastic bags. The heaping. The horror! Shame on me, I'm not sure if I am qualified to have a stash after this.
In addition to saving large quantities of yarn, I have also been quietly amassing shoe boxes. I've always felt badly about throwing them away because they are such a great shape and made of a fairly sturdy material. So, they usually end up hibernating under my bed for a couple of years.
In a burst of inspiration, I pulled out these shoe boxes and some old fabric bound for Goodwill. Then I decided to cover the boxes in fabric and use them to help organize my stash!
I assembled all of the necessary crafty materials (not pictured here: awesome moving 3D dinosaur ruler):
A couple of hours of diligent work (and $0) later and look what I came up with:
I happily arranged my handspun in this box, and the rest of the stash in the rest of the boxes.
Are you ready for the before and after comparison? Here we go!
Overall I'm very happy with this project. I have a little bit of a situation going on up there still, but that just means I need to cast on some exciting new projects very soon. At the very least, I've removed the need for Stop and Shop bags for the time being.
Also, to those of you who have commented on how small my stash is, remember that I have two stored in different states.
Any ideas on how to attractively and neatly organize the stash? I'd love to hear them!