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Stash Organizing…I have a Problem

This is a little embarrassing but here it is. My stash. Plus, a few WIPs off to the side.

Please tell me I’m not the only one with a mess like this!!

Today I got the motivation to get ALL my yarn together and start organizing. Every time I’ve done this I’ve only done parts of my stash but this time I did it! I got it ALL together. I’ve started by sorting by color (I’ll sort by brands/fiber as I put things away I think). I put everything in bags just to get it all in one place and I threw away tine little balls that I knew I’d never use. Anyone else get a little sad when they do that? Just me??

And then I ran into this. Gah!!

After I got that mess sorted I realized it’s really not as bad as I thought. I’m sure many of you have more! I thought there would be a lot more…Am I missing some..Hmmmm….

Sooo…now what!? I’m going to have to think this through and sleep on it. Hey! maybe the yarn fairies will come a put it away for me as sleep tonight 😉 But in case that doesn’t happen I’ll get my handy yarn winder ready for tomorrow.

5 thoughts on “Stash Organizing…I have a Problem

  1. No, your not the only one! Living with my mom space is very limited. I do have my things packed away and labeled however, I couldn’t leave them out….dust and I do have two cats. Projects I work on have their own individual bags, big baggies….but as far as stash goes….I have three large shipping boxes….in addition to the above all filled to the brim with yarn! 🙂

  2. Everyone has that problem at one time or another. You’re not alone 🙂 Congrats on your progress.

  3. If you could see my upstairs room, the whole floor is covered, I kid you not, and I even have some on the shelves! and I have bags all over my front living room where I tend to crochet and the yarn has taken over one whole ladder picture shelf in there as well, I am as sad yarn lady mess, but a happy one and yes I still buy pretty yarn when I go to the store (just in case they run out ya know)! Oh and what do I do with all that yarn, I make baby things!

  4. I’m not sure where you are, but if you are in the Western US the Dollar Tree chain carries these great plastic storage bags that I use to store my stash. They are cheap (the large size gives you 3 for $1), keep the yarn dust free, and allow me to see what I have when I look into my yarn closet (you would think one closet would be enough, but those sales at Tuesday Morning keep me adding and I’m outgrowing it.) They also make great project bags and stoage for finished projects. Thanks for the great newsletters. I enjoy your writing and your patterns.

    1. That’s acutally what I have there to sort al the colors 🙂 But they seemed to rip easy. I got a few sturdier ones off ebay for $1 each. I used to store them in my closet in those bags at our old house. It worked really well since they’re clear and I could see what I had. Now, we’re in a bigger house but not as much closet space so I have a couple dressers and a cabinet that work well and keep it all hidden.
      Now I just need motivation to put it all away! Haha!

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