Come check out my craft room and office areas to see how I organize my work spaces! I'm taking you on a tour. Watch the video tour here (and there are convenient links to most things I show below the video). Or you can keep reading to see photos with explanations, but if you can, I recommend checking out the video, because you'll get a better sense of the room.
My workspaces here are multi-purpose. I use this space for any sort of craft activity but also for my office spaces and filming. I like to have lots of table space so I can spread out whenever I'm working on a project. Also, note that the room is quite large – by far the largest space I've ever had for this purpose. It's a crafter's dream!
I have two of these Alex drawer/tabletop combinations from Ikea. Lots of empty drawers here mean there is plenty of room to grow. I also have a few chairs in case someone (or a kid!) is working with me. For now I just use folding chairs, but I might upgrade at some point.
I use this shelf system to organize my paper. I also have an Ikea Kallax shelf where I keep some chalk and stamping supplies. For the most part, I only dabble in stamping at this point. I don't really want too many more supplies than I already have. These shelf inserts organize my ink. All the wooden inserts came from Stamp N Storage. They create really neat storage solutions for crafters. These ones are specifically made to fit the Kallax shelves from Ikea.
I also love having a table at counter-height in case I want to stand while working on a project. They look a lot like the Ikea Alex drawers, but these are actually from Amazon, and they're taller. I used a countertop from Ikea, and for now it's unsecured because I want to be sure I like the setup, but I'm loving it so far. I'm also impressed with how nice the countertop looks.
Probably my favorite feature in this room is my Elfa desk. I've moved with it to three different houses now, and I just hang it on the wall wherever I go. Elfa is so customizable. Their accessory carts are great for some extra storage. I have a computer setup here that works great for me, and my printer is on an Elfa cart close by.
I'm lucky to have large closets in my basement, so I keep a lot of extra things in the closets. I hang my chalk supplies on command hooks, and I keep my Cricut cutters on shelves in the closet.
Inside the Drawers
Here's a peek inside many of the drawers:
My Filming Room
I use a second room in my basement as my filming room. My husband is currently sharing the space for his office until we deal with a small flooding issue, but eventually it will go back to being used just for filming. I love that it has a door and a window for extra light, and I've been able to set up some sound absorbers to reduce echoes. The closet still has stuff inside that I need to deal with (I'm keeping it real here), but it's mostly filming supplies as I'm in a never-ending quest to make my film quality the best it can be. There are lots of film equipment fails in here, LOL, but I'm trying–HAHA!
This space also includes my famous shelf background. If you want to create your own beautifully organized shelves, be sure to check out my shelfie handbook.
The one thing I think my spaces are really missing is some sort of artwork for the walls. I really don't have anything up other than a dry erase board. If you all have any ideas, I would love to hear them in the comments!
Organization that actually sticks for busy, happy lives.