Have you ever wanted to create your own jewelry? Or perhaps make your own candles or quilts? Crafting is more than just a hobby today, for some it is a work of art, labor of love or even a way have their own business. No matter what kind of crafting you do, finding storage for your excess supplies and finished products can be a pain. Although you can use kitchen containers at Storables.com to keep the items at arms length there are other options.
If you live in New York City, it is even harder. Sometimes it helps to look outside the city for the best space at a good price. Westy Self Storage is a pretty good place to use. Many people have different needs when it comes to storing crafting supplies. Some need to find climate controlled units, so their stuff won’t be damaged by the heat or cold.
Candles and candle making supplies definitely need to be climate controlled because you don’t want them to melt when it gets hot out. Using a storage facility outside of the city will definitely be cheaper on your pocketbook and in more plentiful supply. If you think about just how many people are actually in New York, you will understand that any storage in the city is already full and there is a waiting list a mile long to boot.
Once you have your storage unit, you can use old kitchen cabinets to easily organize many of your projects. Sure you can use air tight plastic containers, but the advantages of organizing your stuff for easy access is really cool. Add a label maker to that and you can label all of the drawers and cabinets. You will never have to dig and search through everything just to find that one little item. If you have the cabinets and counters, you can even work on your crafts right there for quick fixes and such.
One thing I love about having my crafting stuff in a storage unit is the accidents that regularly occur in apartment buildings. Broken pipes, over flowing toilets, and fire or smoke damage, can wreck your crafting supplies if they are in your apartment as well as everything else you own. However, if you are crafting as a business, you don’t want them damaged or destroyed just when you need them the most.
Lets face it, taking a drive and getting away from the big city is refreshing. Spending a little bit of time away from the hustle and bustle can relax you and you can accomplish whatever you have set out to do that day. Plus the best flea markets to sell those finished products are usually out in the country or the suburbs. An easy distance to haul your gear and sell your stuff if you plan it right.
So give it a thought, organize what you need and what you need out of your way. Then find the best location for you. You will not be disappointed with your decision to declutter your home. Then you will have more room for the things you really want there.