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Old 05-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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Storing Yarn in Your Stash
How does everyone store their yarn? Do you have to worry about moths getting at it at all.

Do you wind it in cakes and then put in in an air tight container? Just wondering.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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I put my yarn in my closet, in these cloth bin things I have. My favorite yarn I put in a wooden treasure chest at the end of my bed, I got it at A.C. Moore. I don't usually wind my yarn, 'cos it can stretch it out and I just love how it looks in hanks, skeins etc. I take it out every once and a while, rearrange it, and, if needed, find more space for it, lol.


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Old 05-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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I have seperate baskets for all weights (natural fibers only, mostly wool). I have one for lace, one for fingering, one for sport & DK, one for worsted & heavy worsted, one for bulky & super bulky. I also have a basket for leftovers. I keep all my synthetics (NOT many at all) in a grocery sack in the closet.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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Mine is stored in rubbermaid containers that are under the bed (well, most of them ) and I generally leave them in the hanks, balls, skeins or however they were when I bought them and then roll them into cakes when I knit. I use yarn holders like this or this (or others) and I have to wind my yarn for it to come out of the holders properly....I LOVE vintage yarn holders
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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I'm acting like a some skeins under the bed and there some balls in the closet and some in the drawer....I'm a yarn-squirrel

I have several places to store my yarn because I don't have one place big enough where I can store all my yarns together. And several places are better! Your husband will not know them all

To avoid moths I have many pieces of cedarwood between the skeins. I'm not sure if it really helps but I never had moths yet.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:51 AM   #6
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Probably not the best way to store my stash, but I have each kind of yarn in it's own bag (mostly ziplock kinds), then those bags are kept in a larger bag that is tied shut, and then those are in my closet.

I should really get a Rubbermaid container so I don't have to deal with tying and untying the bags all the time. Maybe I'll do that this afternoon.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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I have a LOT of yarn...a real lot. I have some in Rubbermaid bins - separated by fiber - on my back porch (enclosed!) and second bedroom. The wool yarn is in those XXXL Ziploc bags with a bar of Irish Spring soap thrown in as extra moth repellent. I have one bin with acrylics but I have slowly been doling that acrylic yarn out to the memory care facility where my mom stays. I will only keep the baby acrylic yarn.

I have an attic apartment in my house that is not in use so my future plan is to clean it up (there is a ton of JUNK up there from mom's Alzheimer hoarding days), have sturdy shelving installed and use that as my "yarn store". I also want to have book shelves installed for all my knitting/crochet/jewelry making books.

That way I can use my back porch for my beading/jewelry stuff. There is a workbench out there but it is covered up by yarn bins!


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Old 05-18-2007, 10:45 AM   #8
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I am a squirrel. I have rubbermaid containers under the bed, larger rubbermaid containers in the closet, a wooden chest I bought on ebay for $50 bucks that I love with my "sweater stash" in it. My rubbermaids are somewhat thematic. Socks, wool, acrylics, scarves, summer shells, etc.

I also have two of those canvas open boxes for things that are in process.

Right now the whole system is a mess. I need to do some serious de-stashing. I don't even know what I have any more. Summer project.

I keep things boxed up because Cooper likes to snort the yarn.
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #9
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #10
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I keep mine in canvas bins on a bookshelf in my room. I have them organized by yarn type acrylic, cotton, wool..
I also have a WIP bin and a bin for completed projectss~ I have baskets on top for all my knitting/crochet tools supplies..
I keep my patterns, books in a plastic file folder bin~
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