View Full Version : organising stash?

05-03-2013, 07:40 PM
I organized my wool/sock yarn stash today. Put skeins in zip-lock bags (Target generic.)

I keep my stash in lock top bins...

How do you hide (lol) your stash? Bins? Shelves? Vacuum bags?

Is it sad my sock/wool fits in three 20 gal plus a couple of ten or so gallon?

I have a lot of acrylic (a lot was given to me.) That's in like three gallon bins I think (a friend destashed a crapload of acrylic to me two years ago, slowly using it up!)

05-03-2013, 08:22 PM
I have cube shelves with fabric drawers I have like over 30 drawers full of yarn. Then I have those xxxl ziplocks full of yarn. I can fill a yarn store lol

Jan in CA
05-04-2013, 02:34 AM
I have stash in a closed closet, closed cabinet, and multiple bags. Eek! I need to get on this!

05-04-2013, 09:56 AM
I forgot to say my COTTON yarns are in the 10 gallon bins.

05-04-2013, 03:10 PM
I amalgamated my cotton stash into a 20 gallon bin, bagged it up. Freed up two smaller bins - using those for project bags, beads, stitch markers, interchangeable needles/hooks blah blah. Put my pretty bamboo straight needles into a heavy/pretty mug on our dresser.

05-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Hope it's legible.

My best yarn stash is in our closet. My huge stash of acrylic is binned in the basement. I also have a quantity of odd ribbon yarn someone gave me. I really need to use it for something!

Jan in CA
05-04-2013, 06:25 PM
You'd better get knitting! :lol: Looks organized though! It's hard when you have a lot! :zombie:

05-05-2013, 11:20 AM
You'd better get knitting! :lol: Looks organized though! It's hard when you have a lot! :zombie:

I actually feel that my stash of non- acrylic is pitiful. The sock yarn bin isn't even full.

05-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Don't feel so bad I don't have any sock yarns.

05-05-2013, 11:31 AM
Don't feel so bad I don't have any sock yarns.


05-05-2013, 11:46 AM
I am just now getting into making socks. I just bought some chroma yarn from KP. Worsted weight first then once I get the hang of making socks I will go for the sock yarns.

05-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Try Joann's, too. They carry sock yarns for a good price, I think.

05-05-2013, 12:23 PM
I only have one Joann's by me and they don't carry much yarn at all. I would have to order online.

05-05-2013, 06:42 PM
I have a Jo's about five miles away (and miguel's about 3 miles.) My 2 year old is a terrorist and thus, going to a craft store frankly, stinks! I almost always shop at Jo's online instead. Be sure to check www.retailmenot.com for coupons!

05-05-2013, 08:25 PM
JoAnn frequently has their yarn on sale and sometimes you can get free shipping. I've had trouble with their coupon codes not working right so watch out for that. I actually like LB SockEase yarn.

05-08-2013, 12:52 PM
I stow all my yarn in these zippered vinyl project bags. I use two sizes for yarn. This yarn below is stowed in a yarn cupboard made from a kit we got at Home Depot. But, I've got just as much yarn stowed in a big wicker trunk, and more yarn stowed in my knitting room. Yeah, you guessed it...my yarn condition is SABLE. These photos were taken 4 years ago...and my DESTASH efforts have really helped! 2012 and 2013 have been my best years for knitting only from stash! :thumbsup: As I look at these photos below, I can readily identify the bags of yarn that are knit up and out of the 'closet'! LOL


Here is a small project bag, and it's holding 14 balls of grey yarn! They're aran weight, too!
You can really cram a lot in the smallest size!