Organize art supplies with dollar store bins + laminated labels
Several attendees of the "Getting Organized" chat asked for tips on how to organize art supplies. My overarching strategy for all organizing projects is "Simplify, Routinize, Delegate," and Jess of Tiny Leaf Studio did just that with her craft closet.
Simplify: Declutter then sort the art supplies into categories. That way you know how much storage space you need and how many containers to buy.
Routinize: Create a home for each category of supplies. In this case, Jess chose a closet shelf and clearly-labeled handled bins. Having a specific home for art supplies enables a simple routine for when kids want to do an art project: you and they know where the supplies are and which ones to pull out for a given project.
If you have older kids and the room, consider choosing a spot the kids can reach themselves (see Delegate.)
Delegate: The grab handles, absense of lids, and big, colorful labels make it so much easier for the kids to clean up after themselves. Less work for you, and more likely you won't cringe when the kids say "Let's do an art project!"
(Note Jess's clever use of cheap, Dollar Store bins and her personal laminator.)
For more how-to, read the full post at Tiny Leaf Studio:
Unplanned project: closet craft organization
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