This post is sponsored by the Visa Clear Prepaid program, any thoughts on any of the products mentioned in this post are my own.
Right now I’m lucky enough to have space in the house for a craft and sewing room. It may not always be that way, but for now, I have the space and I’m taking full advantage of it! Of course you know I love working on DIY and sewing projects so this is one of my favorite spots in the house to be.
Well, if you have any space for crafts in your home you know that things can get messy and disorganized fast! This month I was blessed to be challenged to the Room with a View 30 Day Budget Challenge with Visa Clear Prepaid. I have $150 to “re-do” my craft room and get it organized, and today I’m sharing with you what I was able to do and how I stuck to my budget.
Sticking to a budget when doing any kind of organizing can be so hard because there are so many fun products out there! What I loved about using the Prepaid Visa® RushCard was that I could load the amount I had budgeted onto the card and not worry about overspending! Plus all cards that are part of the Visa Clear Prepaid program are required to be clear about their fees, which makes them easy to keep track of and easy to know exactly what I would get charged for to use the card. I love using cash for many projects but I also like being able to get things online and to order them right to the house which is hard to do when you don’t have a traditional credit card!
I started with organizing my fabric. I already had this cute blue shelf and I thought it would be a good way to store my fabric so I can actually see it! I don’t have enough fabric to sort it by color so I sorted it by the type of fabric (cotton, knits, decorator, etc).
Cost = $0
I moved to my yarn next. I love making Crocheted Dishcloths in all kinds of colors so I have a little bit of a mess in this area. My current yarn storage was in bags because I tend to carry it around where ever we go (to the living room, on a road trip…). While it worked good for that purpose it usually gets all tangled up and in a big mess.
I found this wire shelving at Target and thought it looked like a good sturdy organizer. I also found a few heavy duty bins on clearance there as well so I picked those up for the yarn.
I didn’t organize the yarn by color or type (since most of what I have is the same type), but I did make sure it was tightly wound up before I placed it in the bins so they wouldn’t tangle together. Cost = $63.91 ($39.99 for the shelf, $23.92 for 4 bins)
Total Spent So Far = $63.91
Fabric and yarn are the major crafts in my little room so getting this done was a big accomplishment towards organizing the room! Next I need to work on organizing my small sewing items and actually making a desk to sew on. If you have any tips for me make sure to share them in the comments section!
Part 2 of this post coming soon…..
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Visa Clear Prepaid program and the Prepaid Visa® RushCard.