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Maximising Productivity: How to Design a Comfortable Craft Room

Introduction

Maximising productivity is an important goal for any craft room. Whether you are a professional crafter or a hobbyist, having a comfortable and organised craft room can help you stay focused and productive. Designing a craft room that is comfortable and organised can help you make the most of your time and resources. It’s all too easy to focus on storage, especially when you have lots of resources you want to store and also access easily, but then that doesn’t leave you with much space to work effectively. With the right planning and some investment furniture you can create a craft room that will help you stay productive and inspired.

Maximising Productivity Through Organisation: Strategies for Keeping Your Craft Room Neat and Tidy

Craft room design for productivity

Organizing your craft room can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple strategies, you can maximize your productivity and keep your craft room neat and tidy.

1.  Create a designated space for your craft supplies. This could be a shelf, a cabinet, or even a separate room. Having a designated space for your supplies will help you keep them organised and easily accessible. I decided to use one wall for storage and I have chosen cube shelving which is functional and looks quite neat and tidy.

2. Invest in storage containers. Clear plastic bins are great for storing small items like beads, buttons, and ribbons. I also like using and recycling jam jars and tins. Being transparent means you can easily see the contents when you are mid project and looking for a small item. Larger containers such as cube inserts and tote boxes  can be used to store larger items like fabric, vinyl and paper, as well as equipment. Labeling the containers will help you quickly find what you need. My room is a work in progress right now – Eventually I want everything to match when I have the budget to do so.

3. Use wall space to your advantage. Hang shelves and pegboards to store items like scissors, rulers, and other tools. I managed to put two small shelves up for my printers which keeps them up and out of the way and gives me more surface space to work from – keeping my workspace clutter-free and make it easier to find what you need.

4. Keep your workspace clean. I find scraps of vinyl infuriating so I have a small bin under my desk and also have a box for scraps which can be reused. Every so often I sort these in to a folder organised by colour. Make sure to wipe down your workspace after each project. This will help keep your craft room looking neat and tidy – and is especially important when sublimating as the transfer of ink is permanent and can damage your products.

5. Take time to organise your craft room. Set aside time each week to organise your supplies and clean up your workspace. Think about the projects you are working on and move what you need to the closest cube spaces. This will help you stay on top of your organisation and maximise your productivity. As a teacher I like to try and get in there for a few hours every half term to make sure that I have a good declutter and move around seasonal embellishments.

With a little bit of effort, you can create an organised and efficient workspace that will help you get the most out of your crafting projects, but you still need to ensure that you also prioritise your comfort.  

Tips for Creating an Ergonomic and Inspiring Space

Creating an ergonomic and inspiring craft room is essential for the perfect craft room:

1. Choose the Right Location: Select a room that is well-ventilated and has plenty of natural light. Lots of crafts require a good air flow and there is nothing better than natural light for taking pictures. Avoid rooms that are too hot or too cold, as this can affect your comfort which in turn affects your productivity.

2. Invest in Quality Furniture: Invest in quality furniture that is comfortable and ergonomic. Choose furniture that is adjustable and can be moved around easily. I have a Flexispot adjustable desk which is functional and stylish. Allowing me to both stand and sit down to work. When I’m “weeding” vinyl I need to raise the height of my desk just a few inches for comfort.

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3. Invest in a comfortable chair. If you’re going to be working on long projects it’s easy to adopt a posture which is unhealthy and can cause back pain – especially when you become absorbed in what you’re working on. I have just acquired the newest Flexispot ergonomic chair which is specifically designed for long sitting sessions and is fully adjustable. I’ve just added a new Flexispot BS12 chair to my classroom as I can’t sit for long periods of time anywhere else without feeling uncomfortable.

Craft room design for productivityRead all about my home office chair which was the best thing I chose over lockdown when working room home

4. Add Inspiring Decor: Add inspiring decor to your craft room to help motivate and inspire you. Consider adding artwork, plants, and other items that make you feel creative and energised. Think about your small business branding, colours you love, a mood board or inspirational quotes. This is your space and should be an extension of your personality. The usual interior design rules do not apply so make it fun and cosy. I’ve gone for Dalmatian spots and light green colour after scouring Pinterest for hours looking for inspiration.

5. Invest in Quality Lighting: Invest in lighting that is adjustable and can be dimmed or brightened as needed. This will help you see your work more clearly and reduce eye strain. Especially important when working on detailed projects and for long periods of time.

6. Invest in Quality Tools: Invest in quality tools that are comfortable to use and will last a long time. This will help you work more efficiently and reduce fatigue. Things such as a laptop stand and wrist rest for a mouse can make all the difference, allowing you to work comfortably for longer and with minimal discomfort.

By following these tips, you can create an ergonomic and inspiring craft room that will help you maximise productivity. With the right setup, you can create beautiful projects with ease. Do not feel like you have to build Rome in a day, some things are easily picked up on the local high street, whilst others are investment pieces you might want to save up for or plan ahead for a sale.

I know Flexispot are celebrating their 7th anniversary this year and are starting a huge site wide sale until 1st September 2023 with flash offers and up to 50% off!

In conclusion, designing a comfortable craft room is an important step. By creating a space that is organized, well-lit, and comfortable, you can create an environment that is conducive to creativity and productivity. Additionally, it is important to consider the type of craft you are doing and the tools you need to complete it, as this will help you create a space that is tailored to your needs. Finally, it is important to remember that a craft room should be a place of relaxation and enjoyment, so make sure to include elements that make it a pleasant place to be.

Last Updated on 5 months by Lavania Oluban

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