Craft Organizing: Store Knitting Needles in Hanging File Folders

You may have several sets of favorite knitting needles, but organizing them for easy access and clean-up can be a challenge

Here is a crafty organizing idea a client of mine came up with: 

  1. Buy a portable file caddy 
  2. Add hanging file folders
  3. Label each file tab with a needle number
  4. Group needle sets in labeled plastic bags or wrap them together with a rubber band
  5. File your needles!

Sets are now easily organized in individual file folders according to categories of size. When you need size 5 needles, you’ll know how to quickly find them and return them when you’re done. 

If you would prefer to organize your needles by material type as well, you can add a descriptor to your tab. It would look like this: 5 – bamboo. This system can be as flexible or specific as you want.

This craft organizing technique could be used for any number of crafts including sewing patterns, card stock, or scrapbooking paper. What can you use it for today?


About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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