I was in the mood for cleaning out my craft closet, so I invested several hours last weekend and yesterday. The closet is set up more or less like the closet in my old house, though I don't sew in the closet anymore. There is paraphernalia for lots of different types of crafts, and most of it was tidy, but my yarn was kind of in disarray.
As you can see in the old picture, I used to have a large bin for new yarn, along with a medium-sized bin for remnants. As the remnants built up and I added some yarn, my space started to overflow, and there were several additional bags of yarn placed in the closet. The yarn had also begun to spread around the house again, so I had to round it all up and do a full reckoning. I no longer buy completely random stuff, and I'm not enticed just because something is on sale anymore, so I didn't end up doing any additional destashing. I just had to pull everything out:
I still have the large bin for sweaters' worth of yarns, almost of all which is designated for a specific item on my queue (Rav link).
I decided to organize the rest of the yarn by gauge this time, regardless of whether it was a fresh skein or a remnant. That's the tower of 6 bins that you see, from bulky yarns at the bottom to lace weight and crochet thread at the top.
Looks like I have a lot of knitting to do!!