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I’ve figured it out!!!! A great way to store yarn that not only prevents that dreaded yarn vomit but it’s also really cheap!!!!! What could be better than that???

I wanted to quickly tell you about this method before I go to bed. Would make it a long article but I just got back from the mall with my 3 sons and oh loooord that was exhausting. They’re very popular boys in school and every time we ran into some girl they know, they would go and and on about some subject I had no clue about. I spent more time standing there staring at those girls drooling all over my sons than actual shopping 🙄

Okay, about that yarn solution now. I used to have yarn vomit (that’s what I call a huge tangled yarn mess) all the time. And I really mean ALL THE TIME. I am one of those people who starts on the outside of a ball of yarn. For some reason I just can’t bring myself to like starting on the inside. Because of this my balls of yarn tend to fall apart once in a while. Add to that my kids messing things up every time I ask them to go get me a new ball and you’ve got this huge, disastrous pile of yarn vomit 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲 Sometimes so bad that I have to cut some of it and throw it out. There’s just no fixing the worst parts.

I’m a cheapskate and throwing out tangled yarn isn’t something I take lightly. It drove me nuts every time I had to do that. So I started thinking. I had to come up with something that was cheap, easy to come by and effective. Me living on an island in Indonesia didn’t help of course. “Nothing” is available in stores here. Since I have kids who are nowhere near careful, whatever solution I came up with had to be strong too. Can’t get some flimsy rack or so cause that wouldn’t survive a week in this house.

And then during one of the crochet lessons I was giving in elementary school, I suddenly came up with this brilliant idea= FOAM NET SLEEVES!!!

This is what I meant. (Don’t mind the crack in the wall. That’s just earthquake damage from the 2018 earthquakes on this island here (Lombok)).

See those foam net sleeves? Those are very very inexpensive. At least they are where I live. And here you can get a whole roll of this stuff that you can cut to size. How great is that?!

Every ball of yarn is in one of those cut to size sleeves. And with that sleeve they all go in a big plastic container. I got 50 gallon clear plastic containers when they were on sale. I love these clear ones because then I can easily see what’s in it.

Where to get foam net sleeves and large containers..

There’s no point in telling you what to use without telling where you can purchase it. So I went ahead and searched for some links for you. Here they are:

Foam net sleeves:

*Amazon: 290 Pcs Elastic Fruit Mesh Bags, 5.5×2.8in Thicken EPE Foam Sleeve Net, for Apple Pear Transportation (white) (these are precut)

*DHgate: Wite EPE Foam Mes Sleeve Net Tick Fruit Foam Sleeve Net For Packing Material Pear Pack Package 12cm*7cm Brenda From Prettygirlsstore, $0.10 | DHgate.Com (same as the ones on Amazon= precut)

*Aliexpress: 50pc Foam Net Sleeve Pocket Shockproof Protection Transport Packing Vegetable Fruit Wine Bottle Fragile Items Dedicated Mesh Bag – Plant Covers – AliExpress (here they come precut and in different sizes)

*Kitepackaging: Net Foam | Foam Bottle Nets | Kite Packaging (here they come precut and bottle sized but you can cut that to your preferred size of course).

Large clear plastic containers:

*Amazon: IRIS USA 53 Qt. Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Secure Latching Buckles, Stackable and Nestable, 6 Pack, clear with Black Buckle : Everything Else

*Walmart: Sterilite 66 Qt. Latch Box Plastic, Stadium Blue –

These are not affiliate links by the way. I just thought it would be nice if you didn’t have to search for hours to find those containers and foam net sleeves.

How do you store your yarn? Do you have a great way you would like to tell me about? Would love to know. You can do so in the comments section below. I look forward to learn how other people store their yarn.
Sofie Julien Versluys
Sofie Julien Versluys

Was born in Belgium but moved to Indonesia as a child. Have been living here ever since. I absolutely LOVE crochet and knitting. I made this blog to help others get to the same level as me. And to make sure people have a place to come to with questions. Even the very beginner questions. Go ahead and ask me!

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