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Reader question: “Hi Christine, It seems like every crafter online has a gorgeous craft room straight out of a magazine. I don’t have the extra space for a craft room, is it still possible for me to have a profitable business?”
My answer: Absolutely! As long as you have a place to store your craft supplies and a space to work, you don’t have to have a craft room to sell items made with your Silhouette or Cricut.
My Former Work Space
- Kitchen cabinets: While I now have a full fledged craft room (get a tour here), I haven’t always had that luxury. I used to keep all my supplies in a few extra cabinets in my kitchen. I used to keep everything in this space except for my heat press, Silhouette and Cricut, and wood and power tools – which stayed in the garage. My work space then became the countertop above the cabinets.
Storage & Organization Ideas
- Hanging shoe racks: The small cubbies of over the door shoe racks are perfect for holding rolled vinyl and other crafting goods.
- An armoire or a dresser: Scour Craigslist or local garage sales and find an inexpensive armoire or dresser that matches your decor. Store your craft supplies inside. The best part is once the armoire or dresser is closed, no one will know what’s inside! I also found several armoires on Amazon.com for under $200, I linked a few below:
- Under the bed/under the couch storage: This space is wasted in a lot of homes, so pick up some flat plastic containers, fill them with craft supplies, and slide them under the bed or couch.
- Extra closet: If you have an extra closet, add a few shelves and some plastic drawers and store your supplies inside. (We have a coat closet and live in Florida – this space could easily be converted to craft storage!)
- Laundry room: If you have a spacious laundry room, how about a laundry room/craft room combo?
- Garage: If you have a climate controlled garage, or live in a moderate climate – head out to the garage. Be cautious of the garage being too hot or too cold. Certain craft supplies (anything with adhesives) shouldn’t be stored in extreme temperatures).
I have two Pinterest boards that may interest you if you are looking to organize your craft supplies. The first is full of craft rooms and creative storage solutions, while the second can help you tame your vinyl supply, which can be difficult to store:
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Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.