I don’t have a yarn problem, I have a lack of storage problem.

So I mentioned that I had a sort of my stash last weekend. What I should have said is that I started a sort of my stash.

Three times I thought I was finished, and three times I found another box/bag/drawer full of even more yarn. It’s never ending!

The problem is the last time I thought I was finished, every box was full. So that bag of yarn I just found has nowhere to go.

In the spirit of my decluttering goal this year I’ve decided to get rid of some that I know I’ll never use, and I’m going to be ruthless. I’ve already set aside all the fluffy skeins for Rebecca, because I cannot use that stuff and I know she can. I’ve caked a few skeins of old acrylic that might go to a charity shop, and I’m considering selling on some of my natural fibre skeins too.

But it still won’t all fit in the boxes I have, so clearly the answer is a trip to Ikea this weekend for more storage! There’s no such thing as too much yarn; only insufficient storage space.

I also have about 20 more projects I want to start. Just seeing some of the yarn I forgot I even had makes me want to get on and make something with it, like NOW. We shall see how long I can resist.

So does anyone have any tips for maximising yarn storage? Just in case I’ve missed something that could make this a bit easier. Let me know in the comments!



22 thoughts on “I don’t have a yarn problem, I have a lack of storage problem.”

  1. I have a lack of storage problem too!
    I am lucky to have an entire bedroom as my sewing room, but what with the large table, a 3 seater sofa (room doubles up as spare guest room when necessary), the Parrot cage, the chinchilla cage and a book unit, there’s isn’t that much room left for me to stack all my plastic drawers where I store crafting supplies. Not helped by the fact I enjoy several crafts so need space for patchwork fabric, clothes making fabric, cross stitch, knitting, and crochet. I have spilled over . . . and also have yarn & fabrics stashed in in boxes in our bedroom wardrobe and I don’t want to get rid of any of it because it will all come in useful one day ^^

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    1. That’s the problem – you just know as soon as you get rid of something, you’ll need it the next week! I’m multi-craftual too, and my next goal is sorting out my card-making goodies. Now that’s a mountain of a task.


      1. Thatโ€™s right ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s a chore, but somebodyโ€™s gotta do it ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I just bought some pretty baskets, so until I turn all the strings into pretty things โ€˜Yarn in Basketsโ€™ is my new decor theme all over the house ๐Ÿ˜†

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  2. Ugh. This is reminding me that I promised to organize my stash in May. I don’t really know how to start though. I make it sound like I have a ton. I don’t, but I am not sure if I should sort by weight, fiber, color…all of the above!

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  3. I got the yarn by the way! I posted yours Y-DAY i forgot to put a letter in i wrote for you lol just a thanks. Anyways, i did a huge yarn sort out recently and only have 4 tubs full now – I literally bagged up stuff i know i wont use regardless of wanting it for *just incase* and donated it to charity. Just don’t hesitate, do it lol!! I kind of want new now though ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  4. Hahaha! I love your reasoning on this one… I’m trying to resist the siren call of yarn at the buying stage these days, although that is HARD work! My top tip is making use of my parents’ house as spill-over yarn storage when all the many boxes, bags and drawers at Beastie Towers are full to bursting. They haven’t complained… Yet! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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