Believe it or not, this is something I’ve thought a lot about recently. Particularly as I’m currently organizing my possessions thinking about what I truly need and where they belong and guess what that’s all my art stuff!! So I thought it would be fun to share with you how I organize it making it accessible for regular use without causing a mess as that comes after the art process.
So here’s my 5 main art supply storage solutions for every day life.
I like to fill up old cups and glass jars with some of my coloring pencils, fine liners, and paintbrushes arranged in an assortment upon my shelf dedicated to art and craft supplies.
This is good as you don’t have to spend any money and cuts down on the amount of glass wastage in your household. Glass jars are pretty useful when storing art supplies assuming you have a place to keep the jars if you don’t some of the other methods may be more useful like…
For items such as pens, I find it nicer to leave them in their original boxes in colour gradient order as they came. It’s just easier as it means you can stack them if need be it, and means you can easily pack them away neatly in a box or tub once travelling.
This is probably the most basic one in the book but if you’re gonna use a supply often I like to use pencil cases as it makes it easier to travel around. I have different pencil cases for each median colored pencils, pens, and office stationery. To keep my supplies separate and concise, just the way I like them. I even go the extra step and tie elastics or hair bobbles round each brand of pencil within my pencil case to keep them together, which in turn helps make it quicker to locate that exact pencil you want when needed.
Compartment boxes are great for keeping your office supplies compartmentalized, however, can be expensive to buy. That’s why I use Loomband boxes for storing office supplies like my hole puncher, stapler, colored office, and pins by removing some of its unnecessary dividers. That by doing could equally be converted for storing coloring/sketching pencils or oil paints and paint brushes with smaller compartments for rubbers and sharpeners for maximum storage space usage.
However, I keep every other nonregular art supply of mine in a suitcase As it’s better to keep pastels and chalks within their original packaging so as not to break the pastels or smudge the colors upon one another. It can also get messy to have them lose within a container so I keep my packets/tins of supplies in a larger “art box” as well as my acrylic paints.
Although I don’t use it yet I will soon as after tiding my supplies I wish I had something to take them all around in including my paints and sketch books when I travel so hopefully I’ll be able to afford to make one before I leave for uni. Lol! As I love some of the ones I’ve seen on the internet as well as loads of other storage ideas such as wall craft storage which I should show you at some time.
Aren’t all the images just so cool and aesthetically pleasing!! I know I love to look at them and hopefully, you do too! Tell me how you like them in the comments below.
Till then keep on organising…
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