Organizing Your Coloring Supplies

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Although coloring doesn’t technically require much in the way of supplies, avid fans may find that they end up accumulating quite a few books and coloring tools. Keeping these items organized is a key part of enjoying your coloring experience, since it’s hard to relax if you’re frustrated by your inability to find your favorite blue marker.

I’ve found that magazine holders work well to corral adult coloring books. If your collection is quite large, use labeled holders to divide the books into categories such as patterns, mandalas, floral designs, or animal designs. Plastic storage crates also work for this purpose, although they’re generally not quite as attractive.

There are multiple websites online offering free coloring pages for adults. If you like to print out pages for future use, keep these organized in a binder filled with folders for each category of coloring design.

If you often color on the go, invest in a few stylish pencil pouches for transporting your favorite coloring supplies. If portability isn’t a concern, mason jars make great organizers for markers, pens, and colored pencils. If you don’t have any mason jars handy, tin cans covered in pretty paper could serve the same purpose. Line them up on a shelf for an inviting display that will inspire your creativity every time you look at it.

There are some more good organizing ideas on the Organizing Art Supplies Pinterest board.

[Image is a page from Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns by Adams Media.]