While Mom and Dad were visiting me for Memorial Day, Mom and I went through (part of) my yarn stash, and helped me divest myself of some of it. They took a bunch of leftover baby yarn and some Lion Brand Homespun and some other odds and ends - mostly from my early days of re-emergence as a knitter, before I became more of a yarn snob - to give to Lisa for the Sticks and Heartstrings program at her church. (They'll see her again before I will.)
However, that still left me with a boatload of yarn.
When I bought my house 7 years ago, I acquired a vintage bedroom set (1930s or 40s, I think) for my guest room. Since then, I've kept the bulk of my yarn stash in the tall chest of drawers that came, along with the bed and dresser, in the set.
That is, until the stash kept expanding. I bought yarn for projects I haven't yet had time to make. I found sales. I started buying yarn as souvenirs. My parents started buying their daughters yarn on their world-wide cruises. (LOVE them for that! (And for many other reasons.)) And the stash kind of exploded.
So I needed some more yarn storage. I headed out to Target to price some plastic storage bins. Not attractive, but practical.
And then I saw the Closetmaid Cube Organizer. On sale.
And now I have this:
It's much more modern in feel, of course, than my bedroom set - as you can tell from the dresser to the left of the picture - but the colors tone right in perfectly.
And between the organizer and the chest of drawers, all my stash has a place.
At least until Mom and Dad go on another cruise. :-)