Addiction to Yarn Organization

Everyone, I have a confession to make.  Now, it may come as a surprise, but I have an addiction.  I know, I know…shocking.  But, it has finally come time to admit to my addiction.

I am addicted to buying yarn.

I know!  I know!  It’s horrible.  But, it is time to come clean and admit to my mistake.

But, I like the feeling of knitting a scarf and finishing it and feeling good about it.  Feeling a sense of accomplishment and pride as I have a scarf finished.

But it has come to this.

Yarn Before

It has become very disorganized to the point where I didn’t know which scarves are done and what type of yarn it is.  The scarves were becoming tangled together and I wasn’t too happy with it.

Before Scarves

I also kept all of the tags from the yarn and just kept them in a bag.  Unfortunately, it was hard to know which brand and color belong to which yarn when they are all just laying in a pile.

Yarn Tags

Also, you know the Banksy box that I have with all of my extra yarn?  Yeah…the zipper is breaking…

Broken Zipper

So, I got started by using this crate that I made at the Do It Herself workshop at Home Depot.  It should probably be used as a wine crate or something more useful, but I decided that it is perfect for yarn.  Here is the before I fill it with yarn.

Organization Box

And here it is the after I have filled it with yarn.

Top Yarn

Much more organized than the yarn just hanging out in the plastic tote.  I can now see what yarn I have and what brand and style it is.  It’s so perfect!

I also decided to create a yarn book.  I wrote down all the brands, style, and color of each yarn.  I also cut a small piece of each yarn so that way I knew which yarn went with each brand.  So, here is my yarn book!

Yarn Book

It is so perfect.  I can now see what I have and which yarns I have knitted into scarves.  Hooray!

I also took all of my scarves and put their tags with them.  I had to go back and look up some of the names to see if I could find which color went with which style.  But in the end, I was able to put them back in the plastic tote to store them.

Organized Scarves

And not only are they organize, but the box is now labeled as well.

Scarf Box

So now it is all organized!

All OrganizedFinished Yarn

It looks so much better!  I am so happy with how this got so organized and how it looks.  I now know where all my yarn is and what scarves are done.  Hooray!

Well…I am so glad that I was able to open up about my addiction.  Now, how many people think I should be on ‘My Strange Addiction’?


March Organization-Part 3-Hallway Closet

Hi all! I thought I would share our third post about organization today. I actually had this done for February, but then Lauren decided to post about her fabric, which you can see here , and our first project here, and I didn’t want to bore you all with our messiness! It’s pretty warm here in Central California, so I won’t be needing my scarves and gloves anymore this year,  but I didn’t have a good way to find the one I wanted or an easy way to put them away. Pretty soon, it became a jumbled mess! This is the closet in the hallway. It stores our coats, vacuum, wrapping paper (some day, I want to come up with a place to put a wrapping station), other misc. stuff, and my scarves and gloves.


Not too easy to find the scarf I want!

Haley had cleaned out her closed a few weeks ago and gave me this shoe organizer. At the time, I wasn’t sure what I could use it for, but it was such a nice bag, that I kept it and hoped inspiration would hit! Sure enough! While trying to pull out a scarf one morning, I thought, “This is ridiculous! There has to be a better way! Wait, the shoe bag from Haley might work!” I can’t believe it took me years to figure out that there was an easy solution.


First, I removed everything off the door, including the old hanging rack.  I had some overdoor hangers, so I didn’t have to make any holes in the door, but you can just as easily hammer in a couple of nails or put in some screws. I hung the shoe organizer and I started with the gloves and mittens and put them in the top pockets. Then I took each scarf, rolled it up and placed it in a pocket. I also had a few of the small nylon backpacks that I added to a few spaces.


Lauren knitted this blue one for me!


Love these colors!




And that’s it! Pretty easy and it didn’t take very long at all! Now everything is put away for the year and will be ready for next winter season.  What are some of the ways you stay organized with your winter wear?

Sunshine and Blessings