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How to organize your arts & craft cabinet

I always kept all my art supplies in a drawer under my bed. But I am a bit of a hoarder so recently the drawer became a bit to small. And it was alright for a while but I kept pushing more and more things in that drawer.

So solution to my problem was simpel: A new cabinet for my art supplies.

Luckily my father had a small cabinet with three drawers like this one that would fit most of my supplies. So that was perfect.

The start

When I got the cabinet it was really dusty so I cleaned it really well. I think I needed to clean it three times to get it completly clean.

When that was done I got all my art supplies out of the drawer it was currently in. This gave me a good idea of all the things I had and how I got sort them out.

I knew I wanted to make one drawer for paint and one drawer for supplies like pens, knives, pencils, glue etc. So I put al the thing in those two drawers. When I was reorganizing the old drawer I got the idea to fill the last remaining drawer with my portfolio and craft paper.

After everything was in the right drawer I was not really happy with the way the top drawer was layed out. It still looked really messy. So I got a few cardboard boxes to also organize that a bit beter.


It looks great. Everything is easy to acces so I know all the things that I have. I have no reason to forget things that I have or to be to lazy to do art just beause I am to lazy to get the supplies. It is all organized. Even my parents can find things to borrow again. (I am not sure if that last thing is a good thing.)

To make this process a bit easier you can also buy drawer organizers here. This is an affiliate link. Ifyou buy it using this link it won’t cost you any extra but it does help me.

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