Don't Store In Plastic Bags
When creating your storage system, there are a few things to remember. Number one, yarn needs to breathe. So, don't store yarn in plastic bags - at least not for the long term. Depending on the fiber, yarn can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. If you like to keep your yarn in easy-to-grab bags, opt for canvas or mesh bags.
Don't Store In Direct Sunlight
While a sun-filled room might be the perfect place to work, it may not be your best yarn storage option. Direct sunlight can cause colors to fade, while weakening the strength of the fibers. Instead, store yarn in labeled woven bins or other non-clear containers, or even in a storage tower.
Do Keep Out of Reach of Pets and Children
And of course, if you have pets or kids, you'll want to keep yarn out of reach. And don't forget to use an herbal moth control like cedar or lavender to deter pests.
Do Show Off Your Collection
Cubbies are a great way to organize and show off your collection. You can use stacking shoe cubbies or larger cubes. You can choose to use containers within the cubbies or not.
If you want to really want to put the spotlight on all your gorgeous yarn, consider installing a pegboard, or our Elfa Utility Boards on a wall and organizing your yarn by color on different hooks. This system not only treats your yarn as art itself; but it also gives you plenty of great options for storing knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Storing yarn in stacking pull-out drawers, or even an Elfa Drawer Unit are other good options. These drawers can either be out in a room or along a wall - or if you don't want everything out on display quite so much - in a closet.
Don't Forget The Door
Finally, if you don't have too big of a collection, you can use the pockets of an overdoor shoe organizer to store your yarn.