Yarn Storage: Part 2

Anyone else ever a little overwhelmed with their yarn stash? I’m starting slow today by just tackling part my stash (these photos don’t even show half of it!) I gathered most of my new skeins put them in the living room and asked the kids to put them in the basket. While I was upstairs getting more I guess they realized it wasn’t going to fit so the improvised and found some more boxes. Looks like they gave up all together and started playing with it. I have to admit, I had a bit of a Mommy Dearest moment when I saw one of the labels was ripped off (ok, it wasn’t that bad, lol).

Yes, the Squid is still in her jammies. Hey, it’s Saturday and we all can’t look fabulous ALL the time.
Yarn storage KT and the Squid

After they learned an important lesson of not taking the labels off I let them help me sort the colors (which is why it’s a little off). I’m actually surprised it all fit with some room to spare. I’m not sure what to do with the extras on the bottom in the middle though. I might just put  a basket there for them.

yarn storage

Here’s a better view of the shelves inside. They’re pretty small but the shelves in the back are perfect for larger skeins and the ones in the doors are just the right size for the smaller skeins. It’s like it was meant to be.

Yarn storage

yarn storage

The sad thing is I have so much more yarn upstairs that needs a home. I have two side tables that will hold some but I think the rest will have to go in a spare room. I just have to sort through it all :/
How do you like to sort your yarn? For the most part I just do it by color because most of what I have is worsted acrylic and it makes it easier to find what I need for orders.