I recently took a seminar in organizing craft rooms from my colleague Megan Spears over at Disorder 2 Order. Here are a few tips I gleaned from the seminar for making a functional, enjoyable space:
1. Don’t know where to start organizing? Start with where your butt is (her words, not mine!) That is, start with where you sit and make sure you have a large, uncluttered work space. Make sure you have adjustable lighting over your space and a comfortable chair. You crafters/sewers know you can spend hours sitting in one spot studying tiny details, so an ergonomic chair, desk and light are essential for your health.
2. While sitting at your desk, spread your arms straight out and swing them around in a circle. That is the area in which the majority of your supplies should be kept. This may mean using space not just on and around your desk, but also above and below it.