Sad as I am not to have Sara and Eva in my house all the time, there is one advantage to them moving out. I get more closet space for my fabric and sewing supplies. Sara's bedroom (which will now be a guest room) is right next door to my sewing room. That makes it super convenient for me to spill over into the closet in that room. The photo above is one side of the newly cleared out guest room closet.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed as to how to proceed with this organizational project. My idea is to organize my fabric better, into color coordinated or designer specific bins. I bought all the bins you see above at my local Ace Hardware store, and have ordered seven more. I may end up with even more than that, depending on how this whole endeavor pans out.
My brain is a-buzz with ideas on how I can organize things more efficiently. The closet in my sewing room right now has turned into a gigantic jumble of who-knows-what anymore. My thoughts are still in the very early planning stages, but whatever I end up with, it has got to be an improvement over this:
I will end up with essentially, two closets. In the guest room, I will have to leave some room for the hanging clothes of whatever guests I may have stay, but at least one half or more of the space is mine, all mine. The closet in the sewing room proper I think will contain projects, kits and new fabric bundles and precuts. The closet in the adjacent guest room can house bins of organized color coordinated or specific designer fabric, patterns and some sewing tools and supplies.
One thing that is working very well for me is folding my larger cuts of fabric on cardboard cards. The other half of the sewing room closet is organized this way, and I am very happy with it.
This effort is not going to happen over night, so stay tuned and see how it evolves!