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Reinvent Your Space: Get Organized!

Jan 14, 2009

by Alison Feldmann

Now that the busy holiday season has passed, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned, be it the best recipe for macaroni and cheese, how to quickly wrap gifts or which relative won’t be graced with an invitation next year. While reflecting upon the wisdom you’ve gained, what better way to do so than in a clean and organized workspace? Whether you’re crafting or just paying the bills, this collection of organizational tools will be sure to ease your mind, keep all your odds and ends out of sight (and mind!) and help your productivity soar.


super-styley wire wall pockets

From silocurb, $36.50.

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Paperwhites Pencil Holder

By gallardoworks, $9.50.

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Vintage Art Caddy

From kittyBcreative, $11.99.

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Eco Address Wheel File

By EcoMonster, $75.

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Cute Pear Shaped Vintage Wooden Curio Knick Knack Shelf

From heartsandstars, $16.

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Spool Stand for Ribbon or Bakers Twine – Warm Yellow

By KarenElizabeth, $9.

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Vintage Molded Plastic Faux Wood Sewing Box

From bouquet, $18.

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Vintage Dymo 1895 Labeler – Blue

By SplishySplashCraft, $8.

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Custom rubber stamp

By RobertoSand, $14.

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Looking for more ways to spruce your space?

Reinvent Your Space Showcase | More Organization Posts

Show us a photo of your studio, workshop, or creative nook. Link us in the comments below! Are you getting re-organized? We might contact you for the Open Studio Tours series.

super-styley wire wall pockets
super-styley wire wall pockets
Paperwhites Pencil Holder
Paperwhites Pencil Holder
Vintage Art Caddy
Vintage Art Caddy
Eco Address Wheel File
Eco Address Wheel File
Cute Pear Shaped Vintage Wooden Curio Knick Knack Shelf
Cute Pear Shaped Vintage Wooden Curio Knick Knack Shelf
SALE Sweet Note Card Holder
SALE Sweet Note Card Holder
Spool Stand for Ribbon or Bakers Twine
Spool Stand for Ribbon or Bakers Twine
Reserved for MoteViolence - Vintage Molded Plastic Faux Wood Sewing Box
Reserved for MoteViolence - Vintage Molded Plastic Faux Wood Sewing Box
Vintage Dymo 1895 Labeler - Blue
Vintage Dymo 1895 Labeler - Blue
In It With All My HEART Recycled Cedar Record Frame Corkboard UNCORKED
In It With All My HEART Recycled Cedar Record Frame Corkboard UNCORKED
Elliot Take-Along On Sale
Elliot Take-Along On Sale
Vintage Metal Stamp Holder-Small
Vintage Metal Stamp Holder-Small


  • dogties

    dogties said 7 years ago

    Organizing is my weakness. Amazing items.

  • ChelseaVanTol

    ChelseaVanTol said 7 years ago

    very cool, love tara anderson

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead said 7 years ago

    That top photo is EXACTLY what my work space looks like ----- NOT. Very inspiring, though.

  • steel

    steel said 7 years ago

    I definitely have some organizing to do.

  • picklehead

    picklehead said 7 years ago

    oh how I long to be an organized, neat and tidy individual. ...sigh...

  • fricdementol

    fricdementol said 7 years ago

    remembered me something i have to do, eheheh!

  • babypeasandcarrots

    babypeasandcarrots said 7 years ago

    I totally need a cute rubber stamper!

  • MagicalPonyFarm

    MagicalPonyFarm said 7 years ago

    I wish I could get organized!!! It's too crazy over here right now! I can't even walk around without jumping over things! hahah Love the main photo though~ I have always wanted to get a shelving unit just like that! If only I had the room for it!

  • scarletstationery

    scarletstationery said 7 years ago

    Iv just treated myself to my own craft room. Cant wait to have it all pretty and organised :)

  • zuzugirl

    zuzugirl said 7 years ago

    love, love the first photo. great selection of products...I so need a ribbon spool...

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Right now I have an organized mess in my studio.

  • beachhouseblues

    beachhouseblues said 7 years ago

    Great Curio!

  • enroute

    enroute said 7 years ago

    I love getting organized -- I just bought a craft table and drawers with my xmas money. You can see my workspace here:

  • PeacockEnvy

    PeacockEnvy said 7 years ago

    Dang! The pear sold. It was love at first sight! Great ideas here, thanks for sharing!

  • alibli

    alibli said 7 years ago

    I'm doing my best to be organized (I usually am a mess...), this is one of my Resolutions for 2009!!

  • juliepeach

    juliepeach said 7 years ago

    I just ran off to buy the pear, too, and it was gone! awwww. Great finds though! I'm a big believer in mid-Winter cleaning, rather than Spring cleaning... you're huddled up in the house anywho, so why not?

  • juliepeach

    juliepeach said 7 years ago

    Another idea for organizing, which is a little more DIY for those crafters... get the generic build-it-yourself Ikea organizers and cover with scrap book paper. As such:

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 7 years ago

    oh, great finds and ideas for a fresh start! very useful article...

  • blinkonmynose

    blinkonmynose said 7 years ago

    I agree with Julie. Winter is a great time to 'spring clean'.

  • TheCrochetKid

    TheCrochetKid said 7 years ago

    Love the art caddy...

  • DancingMooney

    DancingMooney said 7 years ago

    I've been working on organizing and renewing my space lately too... it's actually a lot of fun to go through things, clear out old clutter and get inspired again! ♥

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 7 years ago

    That pear! so awesome.

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 7 years ago

    Everyday is an organizational challenge for me! LOL! Great items here!

  • ChrissyAnnCeramics

    ChrissyAnnCeramics said 7 years ago

    Easier said then done.. I have quite the mess. Where does a girl begin??? Perhaps with a nice shelving unit before bright orange walls... Great pic!!!

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 7 years ago

    oh these are great

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    I think I lack an Organization gene. But I love all these clever ways to organize.

  • InspirationPoint

    InspirationPoint said 7 years ago

    I LOVE renewing spaces!! Very fun!!

  • muxoriginals

    muxoriginals said 7 years ago

    Cool article! I've been organizing like mad since the 1st.

  • jennifergibbs

    jennifergibbs said 7 years ago

    I LOVE organizing stuff, but I am a VERY messy worker. The balancing act continues...thanks for the inspiration!

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 7 years ago

    Getting organized has been on my 'to do' list for months now. While I am relieved that the holidays are over they were my built in excuse for why I haven't gotten organized! No more excuses I guess as I really want it done..just don't want to do it!

  • Whatsupyoursleeve

    Whatsupyoursleeve said 7 years ago

    It's the first thing I did after the new year, and it feels so good to walk into my office and know exactly where everything is.

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli said 7 years ago

    I have to get with it, nothing is more wonderful then a fresh start. Instead of wasting time looking for supplies it is spend to creating. Hooray!!!

  • sweetshorn

    sweetshorn said 7 years ago

    How about features on the workspaces/studios of Storque writers/Etsy staffers? We readers are nosy and would love to see it.

  • Patterns4All

    Patterns4All said 7 years ago

    Thanks. I'm always looking for new ideas for organization. I'm such an organized person, most of the time.

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 7 years ago

    Perfect timing...I started organizing my craft room Monday! I tried to snag that caddy but it was already gone.

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster said 7 years ago

    Ha! Sweetshorn, you don't eeeeven want to know. It's all jam covered plates and boxes from Etsy packages. A huge mess!

  • nickandnessies

    nickandnessies said 7 years ago

    I dream about office organizing supplies.

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 7 years ago

    I just did a segment like this on my blog!! PLEASE check it out!! Id love to hear what fellow etsyians think of it :D

  • AnthologiE

    AnthologiE said 7 years ago

    Now how'd you know all of us artsy people need to get ORGANIZED?!? Who says we're not? Okay...maybe I need to organize a little. ;)

  • PeteAndRepeatVintage

    PeteAndRepeatVintage said 7 years ago

    I try so very hard to be organized.... The thing is I like a little choas, because once I do get it all cleaned up I feel like I just did yoga. I appreciate the feeling. You can't be perfect all the time.

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 7 years ago

    I love seeing other people's crafting spaces! My jewelry room (for my other shop PenelopeAndAnastasia) is quite organized, but I still can never find anything - LOL!! Too many beads! Incorporating vintage storage is a great way to add that cool vibe! Great items Angster!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 7 years ago

    Great items! I wish I could get my stuff in order!

  • bugbitesplayfood

    bugbitesplayfood said 7 years ago

    i need to get organized!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago


  • ablemabel

    ablemabel said 7 years ago

    I'm trying to work up the courage to post a picture of my workspace! It's tiny and a disorganized mess...has anyone seen my paintbrush?

  • lilumi

    lilumi said 7 years ago

    i have to organize my room too; otherwise it will soon become a junkyard! or is it already? oopss!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 7 years ago

    Such good ideas :) Always appreciated!

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    I need these so bad! My workspace is chaos!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    Gosh, organising, organising.... so much time spent putting things away which have bred uncontrollably on my tiny work table only to be there again next time I look! love the pear display box and the groovy faux wood box! thanks for this article

  • wireddesign

    wireddesign said 7 years ago

    Ack - I NEED that Art Caddy - SOLD OUT! :P Oh well...

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    If only... I have an excuse for us all: We're all arty/crafty folk... we don't DO organised! LOL

  • withatwist

    withatwist said 7 years ago

    Thanks for choosing my Craft Studio! It's my most favorite place in the house, and I'll find any excuse to sneak down there and work if only for a few minutes!!! Great finds too for organizing, I love the notecard holder!!

  • theRasilisk

    theRasilisk said 7 years ago

    That labeler sure brings back some memories!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 7 years ago

    That's one of my goals for this year, to get organized!

  • lauraslefthook

    lauraslefthook said 7 years ago

    I am on Day 5 of my yarn diet in order to get more organized and to be able to jam all the yarn I own into the twenty odd bins I already purchased to organize myself, lol.

  • PaperLadyInvites

    PaperLadyInvites said 7 years ago

    What a great Storque! Great ideas. I've also done a blog post on transforming your workspace on my blog! -chelsey

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 7 years ago

    Always organize! But get rid of clutter.

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 7 years ago

    What wonderful ideas to ring in the New Year organized and ready for action!

  • mamafamilias

    mamafamilias said 7 years ago

    Perfect timing. I am purging and organizing every room in my house!

  • sheenajewellery

    sheenajewellery said 7 years ago

    Lovely ideas. Organizing is a huge challenge for me. Although I did manage to set up a nice sewing area in my studio recently, I felt very accomplished as I usually procrastinate for wayyy too long!

  • RotsinaCreations

    RotsinaCreations said 7 years ago

    Hmm,,,so many ways and ideas to organize, great article!

  • ZenDotStudio

    ZenDotStudio said 7 years ago

    Oh that picture looks great. I can only dream of such an organized workspace. It seems once I start working things are everywhere!

  • teresascrafts

    teresascrafts said 7 years ago

    I'm working on getting my crafts organized this month and then I plan to do a room a month till the rest of my house is organized.

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims said 7 years ago

    These are great! I offer a great way to keep the laundry organized: Laundry Basket Tags:

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