View Full Version : how to i store yarn

03-11-2009, 10:19 AM
i have some yarn probably about 20 skeins. currntly i have the in a plastic bags in a fabric bag. is this ok?


03-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Kitchen garbage or those dark green leaf plastic bags are okay, but the ones from the grocery or drug store are not. Apparently they can cause the yarn to deteriorate-- something about the nature of the plastic used in them.

03-11-2009, 03:15 PM
My favorites are the cloth bins you can get at Walmart. Since I'm a labeler I love that there's a little window on the front of it and thus I know exactly what is in each one without having to go through them.

03-12-2009, 11:06 AM
RIght now I'm storing yarn in rubbermaid bins & wip are sitting on a bookshelf. I like the bins, it keeps the kids/animals out of it and they stack.

03-12-2009, 09:53 PM
i have a bin that fits under my bed (and is on wheels) that i put most of my stash in.

and than the stuff i am working on, or have plans for the near future is in a fabric bag in my living room (at arms reach for when i get inspired)

03-13-2009, 06:03 AM
i stored mine in a black plastic n put in any free drawer..its ok

03-13-2009, 08:32 AM
My yarn is in a plastic drawers, plastic bins and ziploc bags. I could not store them without the ziploc bags, they are great for all of my unfinished objects...

Jan in CA
03-13-2009, 11:32 AM
Up until now I've stored it in giant Ziploc (http://www.ziploc.com/?p=b8) bags, plastic storage drawer thing (http://www.target.com/Sterilite-3-Drawer-Plastic-Cart-Wheels/dp/B000AV3R90/qid=1236957622/ref=br_1_9/190-9976549-0158328?ie=UTF8&node=14034461&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1) from Target, or a hanging mesh toy keeper (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70115578) from Ikea.

However, this weekend I told DH I wanted to organize my stash so it was easier to find what I wanted. I said I wanted glass cabinet doors for the bookshelf (Ikea) and two hours later we had them and he was putting them up. Guess he wanted my stash organized, too! :lol: Gonna take a little time to get it all squared away, but I'm loving it!

03-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Right now I am using a big square plastic zip up bag that was originally for a queen sized blanket. It's decently durable and I can see everything in it.

03-14-2009, 02:59 PM
I have my stash in bankers boxes, in my Expedit bookshelf. I love it, you just pull out a box and see what's inside! :thumbsup:

For stuff I'm working on, I use the large ziplock freezer bags. It holds the ball of yarn, the WIP, and the pattern.

I have a shelf beside my chair in the living room that has a bankers box on the bottom shelf full of WIPS in baggies! Plus a foldable canvas tote bag thing full of stuff as well.