As my stash grew, I realized that my storage method--big plastic tubs collected from thrift stores--was not going to cut it. I was running out of places to put the tubs!
As I looked around my crowded bedroom, I saw that the only available space was on the wall. At first I thought of shelves, but then I had a better idea.
I bought sheets of pegboard from my local home improvement store, and nailed them to a frame of 1" by 2" boards. Then I recruited my brother to help me hang the whole thing on the wall. He drove long screws through the frame and into the studs in the wall, so that I can load this thing with lots of yarn without having to worry about it crashing down on anyone's head.
The yarn is hanging on 10-inch pegboard display hooks from Azar Displays. Each hook is long enough to hold a sweater's worth of reclaimed yarn, unless it was an unusually large sweater, or unusually bulky yarn.
I love having the yarn accessible like this. It's easy, and fun, to select yarn for a project when it's all spread out in front of me. It's easy for me to locate a yarn if I've sold it on Etsy and need to package it up for shipment. And it's easy for me to enjoy looking at all the pretty colors . :)