Every once in a while, I like to go through my yarn stash and really organize it. Usually, I keep my yarn in plastic resealable or zippered bags and store the bags mostly under my bed although there are a few in my closet and in the guest room. Ultimately, I’d love to take photos and upload them to Ravelry. But for now, safe storage is what I have in mind. Displaying yarn on shelves and even in cabinets is not really an option for me: our cat loves to steal (“hunt”???) my yarn and bring it to my daughter in her room as a gift!
A while ago, I blogged about yarn storage here. Unfortunately, it appears that the company where I ordered those great storage bags is no longer in business. Since then, I’ve been using the occasional zippered plastic bag from mattress pads and blankets (sending a child off to college results in a lot of packaging that can be recycled). But those zippers tend to break easily and I needed a better solution. So I turned to some of the nifty products I’ve found at my grocery store and from The Container Store. Also, I picked up a few bags of cedar balls to store with the yarn in case any teeny-tiny unwanted visitors wanted to check out my yarn stash.
I’ve started to take some photos of some of my yarn with a quick note about name/weight/number of skeins. That way, when I do upload the photos onto Ravelry, I’ll have a handy reference of yarn info readily available.