Research from the Association for Creative Industries shows that crafting is becoming more popular.
In 2010, only 56 percent of U.S. households participated in crafting. Since then that number has grown. As of 2017, 63 percent of American households enjoyed craft time.
Crafting has been benefits. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy found that 81 percent of respondents with depression reporting feeling happy after knitting. That’s because crafting can release dopamine, which can help put you in a good mood when you’re crafting.
Whether you’re crafting, knitting, scrap booking or doing some other activity, there are good feelings associated with having hobbies. Crafters are younger than the general population. About 35 percent of crafters are between the ages of 18 and 34, 37 percent are between the ages of 35 and 54 and 28 percent are 55 or older.
Crafters may be younger, but crafting is catching on with people of all ages especially online. Sites like Etsy allow people to sell the items they’ve crafted directly and many of them (74 percent) of 5,500 surveyed considered their selling items on Etsy to be a business rather than a hobby.
Not only does crafting release good feelings and make a crafter feel better, it is also good for practical reasons.
Take the average American home for example. The average home has 300,000 items in it and with so many items things become misplaced very easily. The Daily Mail says that over the course of a lifetime, people spend a time equivalent of about 153 days searching for lost items. What’s more, research shows we lose up to nine items every day and nearly 200,000 over the course of a lifetime.
Of the many items that are lost daily and over the course of a lifetime, one of the most common is shoes. According to PR Newswire, 24 percent of people in a survey said shoes were the item they misplace the most.
To cut down on the number of lost shoes and other commonly lost items, there are number of options for enclosed shoe storage to keep all your belongings in order. Doing this will not only keep them in order, but will more than likely free up some space in your house and allow you to have the best home organization possible.
Options for enclosed storage include:
- Storing them in an ottoman
- Storage lockers
- Storing them under a bed in shoe boxes
- Storing them in a cube organizer, perhaps a 6 cube organizer or a home space solutions 3 cube organizer
- Recycling Bins from DIY shops like IKEA
- Rolling storage crates or bins
According to NPR, the average American home has tripled over the past 50 years. That means Americans have more stuff and likely have more clutter as a result.Finding a creative and efficient way to use storage will create space around your house, allow you to take stock of your footwear and keep your shoes, sandals and boots off the floor, cluttered in open closet.
Bins, especially clear bins allow to see exactly what you’ve got and allow to you to find your items easier, whether you’re looking for shoes for a special occasion or a young boy or girl is trying to find their favorite toys.
A home space solutions 3 cube organizer is a great way to store items such as CDs, records, movies and DVDs or to display different items. For those into crafting, you can liven up a home space solutions 3 cube organizer by giving it a coat of paint to match the color of whatever room you put it in. Keep in mind that stackable cubes are a good storage options too as they allow some freedom of movement in organization in a way that a home space solutions 3 cube organizer may not.
However you choose to store your stuff, it’s sure to liven up your house as well, depending on how creative you want to be:
- Architecture Art Designs.com offers more than 30 unique ways for shoe storage including several options for enclosed shoe storage.
- Make Space.com details creative ways of storing your shoes and ways to create space.
- If you’re feeling particularly crafty, YouTube offers many helpful DIY videos to build shoe racks and other things for storage.