Master the Art of Packing and Moving Your Crochet Projects and Supplies
Guess what?! I moved to the other side the country this week!! From the city / suburbs to a farm over 2000 miles away! I know! I have so much to learn and so much work to do - but it is time.
It's not something I talk about much publicly but I need a second liver transplant. I have an autoimmune disease that attacked my liver when I was in my 20's and caused it to fail. I went into a coma and woke up with a new liver. This transplant lasted 24 years and counting, but it's time for me to slow down and concentrate on my health and living in Los Angeles, believe it or not, just would not allow for that.
Anyway, enough about my issues! I'm not the first and sure won't be the last going through something. Hopefully you won't mind me blathering about the farm here and there. For now, back to crochet...
As you know, moving to a new home can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially when it comes to packing up your beloved craft room. If you're a crochet enthusiast, ensuring the safety and organization of your crochet patterns, projects, yarn, and other supplies is crucial.
Fear not, as we bring you the ultimate guide to efficiently pack and move your crochet treasures. With expert tips, packing ideas and essential products, your craft room will be set up and ready to go in no time!
Sort and Organize:
Begin by decluttering and organizing your craft supplies before packing. It's so hard to throw away old yarn or projects. Trust me I've collected craft supplies for years. I was sad that I had a surplus of yarn I would never use. After all, doesn't everyone's yarn tastes evolve over time? My yarn choices changed and my desire to play with different types of yarn grew as my crochet experience did.
I ended up donating a few bags of yarn to a non profit and I feel better about someone potentially being able to use the supplies that I no longer needed. Other options may be to donate to a woman's shelter or group home. Sometimes they appreciate having craft activities for their clients.
If you need money, consider Facebook Marketplace or post on other social media and take offers. You would be surprised how many people would love to recycle your old yarn.
Sort your crochet patterns, projects, yarn, and supplies to make it easier to pack and unpack in your new space.
Gather all the materials needed for each project and place them in labeled plastic zip bags or project bags. Keep the projects bagged together with the corresponding yarn, hooks, and pattern, reducing the risk of losing or misplacing anything during the move.
If you're like me, you might have multiple projects going. I have crochet hook minders on my WIPs so that I know which size crochet hook goes with which project. They are a life saver, allowing me to pick up my project after a while and remember which hook I used.
Sort yarn by type, weight, or color and store them in clear plastic bins or storage totes. These clear plastic bins that I got are ideal for organizing and storing yarn. Easily stackable, they allow you to see your yarn collection at a glance, making it easier to find what you need in your new craft room.
Utilize vacuum storage bags to compress yarn, maximizing space efficiency and protecting it from dust, moisture, and pests. This helped me get more yarn in less space (hint hint).
Yarn Winder and Swift:
Wrap them with packing materials, such as bubble wrap, paper wrap or packing peanuts, to prevent damage and place them in a sturdy box.
Moving is a lot of work but packing your craft room doesn't have to be overwhelming. By following our tips and utilizing the suggested packing methods and products, you can ensure the safety and organization of your crochet supplies.
Are you embarking on a moving journey with me? Do you know a crafter who is moving? Share this post with your fellow craft enthusiasts to help them through their moving journeys. I would appreciate that so much.
Happy packing, and may your craft supplies stay organized in their new home!
Make it a Beautiful Day,
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