It seems like it is all I can do to keep my house tidy and clean. When it comes to keeping my craft supplies and closet clean I am a complete failure. Over the past few months I have been trying to find little ways to organize my craft life. One little thing that I did was color code my sewing machine needles.
I know that some brands of machine needles have different colors of bands at the base of the needle shaft (singer), but the particular brand of needles that I use do not. I decided that it would be rather helpful if I could keep identify what kind of machine needle in my sewing machine when I went to sew. By doing so I can very quickly identify whether or not I need to switch out my needles (without having to closely examine each point).
To color code my needles I simply collected the nail polish that I had on hand, added a small dab at the base of each needle, and one to the corresponding case. Now each type of needle (universal, ball point, leather, heavy duty, ect.) has it's own color marking. It would have been great if I had access to my nail polish collection from 1995, then maybe I could use blue, green, orange, and purple instead of three different shades of reddish pinks. None the less I have found it helpful.
What organization techniques do you use with your craft area and supplies?
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