Monday, July 9, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Organization


There are about a million different ways to organize your scrapbook paper.  It took me a while to figure out what really works for me.  I am the type of person that knows exactly what I'm looking for and I want to be able to grab it instantly.  Therefore, a hyper-organized scrapbook paper drawer is ideal for me.

I have the storage cube system from Michael's in my craft room.  I simply purchased 1 large file drawer and a few sets of the corresponding file folders.

I organized my papers first by season, then by holiday, a few random categories, and finally, by color.  The tabs are stickable tabs from Staples and I used my best friend {my label maker} to keep the labels clean and uniform.  (See my full list of labels below.)

Here are my labels:
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Valentines
St Patricks
Easter
Patriotic
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Disney
Travel
Misc
Red/Pink
Orange
Yellow/Gold
Green
Blue
Purple
Brown
White
Grey/Silver
Black

I'm sure once I have children or I find a big need for it, I'll add a few more categories.
Some others to consider:
School
Boy
Girl
Wedding
Birthdays
Sports
Hobbies

Happy Organizing!

1 comment:

  1. Scrapbook papers stocked in a very simple paper organizer, isn't it ironic? Anyway, I love the idea, especially how plain it looks - very neat - like you'll be ashamed to disorganize it. By the way, can you post your scrapbook project?

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