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No, this is not my yarn stash!
But this is what my yarn stash feels like and resembles on occasion. And this is what I spent time trying to fixing this week.
My current organizational system is not even as systematic as this picture, but I do try to get it all to fit in one full size closet. When new yarn comes into the house, it gets stacked on a card table until it can be logged in Ravelry and I have time to problem solve where it will go. The card table is just a temporary option. You see I share that room with my husband who visits daily to work on his computer. When he enters the room everything usually looks, well ... normal. The yarn stash is mostly not visible.
He knows better than to open the closet (he did that only once and quickly slammed it closed before he lost control of the contents and needed to send out an SOS!) As long as my hobby stays safely contained in a confined space that is seldom viewed, he can claim plausible deniability. His wife is still normal and may need to (on occasion) buy more yarn. :-)
Really ... he is mentally just fine, but "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" plays big in our house.
It is a method that works for us!
But back to the storage issues: I did manage to get all my cotton yarn together (gosh I have a lot of cotton yarn,) all my weaving yarn together (ditto on the weaving yarn), and all my wool fiber together. Oh, that's right. I haven't talked about my wool fiber stash! Once I am spinning will be ... wait for it ... yarn! (See why I didn't talk about it?)
All the other skeins are stored wherever there is a space in the closet plastic drawers or in plastic bags squeezed in spaces between the drawers. I try to make sure I use bags that you can see through - so I don't have to dig too far to find stuff. Plastic may save me from the horrors of a stray moth setting up housekeeping in my collection. (Dread beyond measure!)
But as a "Collector" of yarn, this storage system seems chaotic and disrespectful to my stash.
I would love to hear how you manage your storage of anything - we all store stuff, we all have our methods, even if you aren't a yarn