The Great Destash: How to Clean Out Your Craft Room

what to do with craft supplies

What to DO with all of That Stuff

So, you’ve made piles, decided what to keep and what to get rid of, and now you have bags and bags and boxes and crates full of craft supplies. What do you do with them? Here are a few options:

  • Yard Sale – If you’re up for the extra work, you can sell off those extra supplies and make a little cash. You know, so you can go out and buy more supplies!
  • Donate – Your local thrift store will gladly take your destashed supplies. You can also look for a local Creative Reuse Center, who will take and resell them. Local schools or libraries will also sometimes accept gently-used craft supplies.
  • Throw a Party – Invite your crafty friends over, and let them pick through your supplies and take whatever they like.
  • Share & Swap – Open your stash up to crafters all over the world on our Share & Swap page! You can offer up supplies to give or arrange trades with other crafters.

Have any of you purged your crafty stashes lately? I’d love to keep the destash inspiration coming in the comments!

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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  1. Just wondering. You say people are looking to swap craft supplies they no longer want, but I can’t find any list anywhere on your site as to what people have to swap or what they want. Is there, in fact, as list, or are you hoping people will post ads?

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