Crafting is one hobby that can quickly begin to take over a large portion of your home. If you aren't careful, you could find yourself living in a home that looks and feels a lot like an arts and crafts store. So how can you continue to love crafting without it taking over your home? Well, one option is to rent a storage unit.
What storage facility should you choose?
You want your crafting supplies to be easy to access and remain in great condition for however long they are being stored. So find a storage facility that is close to your home and is easy to get in and out of. Some storage facilities are difficult to enter and exit because of traffic patterns, so take your time and find one that you are comfortable entering and exiting during the day.
The storage facility that you choose must offer climate-controlled units. These units will not expose your supplies to extreme heat, cold or moisture. The climate-controlled feature maintains a steady temperature throughout the year so your supplies will be in perfect condition when you retrieve them.
Note: Another added benefit of climate-controlled storage units is that you can use one as an extension of your home crafting station. This is ideal for mothers that need some time to get away from the house for a bit. You can set up a small crafting table, lamp and portable power supply box to do some crafting right there in the storage unit. A home away from home!
How do you organize your supplies in the storage unit?
Well, in order to truly enjoy having an extension of your crafting space away from home, you must be sure that it is organized so that you can easily find what you need to complete each craft you are working on.
Portable shelving units, plastic bins and drawer units, and a folding table are all necessary to organize your unit in a way that makes it easy to find what you need. Once you put the shelves in place and as you pack the plastic bins and drawers, label everything clearly. If you have a hard time remembering where you put things, create a master list that you can refer to when you need to find a particular item.
Crafting can be very fun and quite beneficial. This can help you make your crafting a little less intrusive in your home and open the door to new and bigger projects. Contact a company like Homestead Storage to get started.