For those of you who crochet, I have a suggestion, or idea, whichever you want to say. Since I am obsessive/compulsive, I like for things to be in some kind of order. Whenever you work with yarn, the chances are high that the yarn is going to get messed up.
To keep my yarn from messing up, I looked all around the house to see if I could find anything to use to keep the yarn straight. You won’t believe what I found. Tupperware used to make a saltine crackers keeper (I don’t know if they still do or not). The tall, square container was made to be able to hold a full box of four stacks of crackers. I knew that it certainly could hold a skein of yarn up straight. And I was right.
Unlike the large Rubbermaid Bread Container (which won’t fit in very many places), the Saltine Cracker Container will fit almost any place you put it. If you can no longer purchase the saltine cracker keeper from Tupperware, then you can still purchase a Rubbermaid Bread Container.
Amazon also sells yarn holder bags that can hold up to six skeins of yarn I think. I say I think because it may hold more than six, but I have definitely seen them for six skeins of yarn. Two of them are pictured below. The clear one holds six skeins of yarn on one side, and the other side appears to be for other supplies. The solid one holds up to eight skeins of yarn. They range in price from $22.99 for the solid blue one up to $23.91 for the clear one. Of course there are many more yarn holding bags at many different prices, but these are two that I used to show what they may possibly look like. These bags are not hacks. They were made just for yarn. The cracker keeper and the bread keeper are the hacks.