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Old 09-09-2007, 10:06 PM   #1
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How do you store your yarn?
I've been keeping my yarn in plastic rubbermaid containers but was thinking of moving it onto shelves. I was wondering if that's even a good idea. Should it not be out in the open? I mean, I know my acrylic yarn would be fine, but I wasn't sure if I should have wool out.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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I have storage
I keep some of mine in a nice armoire that is kept open. Then I have two hanging fabric shelving units hang in my craft room closet. I also have some woven baskets with other yarns in them.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by SabrinaJL View Post
I've been keeping my yarn in plastic rubbermaid containers but was thinking of moving it onto shelves. I was wondering if that's even a good idea. Should it not be out in the open? I mean, I know my acrylic yarn would be fine, but I wasn't sure if I should have wool out.
I don't have a lot of yarn at the moment, but I'm thinking that the clear rubbermaid type containers on shelves would be a good way to go.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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Sabrina,

I keep all of my yarn in Palstic ( Like Rubbermaid ) container's that I buy at JoAnn's Fabrics.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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I plan on keeping mine in hanging closet organizers which you can find at places like IKEA. Or willow baskets on shelves. I con't have a lot of room for plastic bins, we have a small place.
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Mine is in a large multi-drawer plastic unit on wheels that I can pull in and out of my spare closet. The drawers are clear so I can see what's in what drawer!
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:40 AM   #7
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I have some in a 3 drawer cart chariot (that's the name on the front )...the rest is on shelves in my closet....
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:02 AM   #8
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I also use Rubbermaid containers. Big ones. I have a big stash (OK, I adopted a lot of it). However, if I want yarn that is A) still in it's skeins or balls B) not covered in cat hair and C) not used as cat toys (see A) then it HAS to be contained.

Altough lately it seems as though I am storing a lot of my yarn on needles
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:29 AM   #9
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Mine is in a large multi-drawer plastic unit on wheels that I can pull in and out of my spare closet. The drawers are clear so I can see what's in what drawer!
Oh, I have one of those for some of my scrapbooking supplies. Great idea!
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:45 AM   #10
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Currently I have it in a large multi-drawer plastic unit on wheels, a couple 3-drawer units on wheels and in plastic bags in a basket. Plus of course, all the WIPs are in various knitting bags.

In the near future (once DD12 bedroom is finished), I am turning a spare bedroom (DS13 old room) into a "craft" room. I have some bookcases that I'd like to find nice baskets to put the yarn in. I still plan on keeping the yarn in plastic bags though.

I say "craft" room because I only knit and crochet. I did buy a sewing machine to line a bag I knitted.

I'm still trying to decide on the room setup. If I want wood floors or new carpet, what color, etc. Any ideas, tips, suggestions?!
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