Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Tip--How to Organize your paper kits

I am asked so many times how I organize my scrap room, paper, supplies, and tools so I thought I would start a new blog post called Tuesday's Tips. Be sure to check in each Tuesday morning and I'll share with you what I have found works for me, and hopefully I will inspire you to get organizing your own scrap/craft supplies.

Today's post deals with the problem of how to organize your paper kits, specifically your Close to My Heart Level 2 paper kits. When the new idea book comes out, I try to order one of each kit right away, so I can have them all on-hand in case I feel inspired to work with a certain pack. Sometimes, my budget doesn't always allow for this, so I pick my favorites and order them first :)

Once my paper comes in, I store my NEW kits in a fun Thirty One square utility tote that is close to my scrap work table. I like to keep all of my new kits and accessories together, so I don't have to take time to go searching through my stash if I am in a hurry to get something created. I also like having my new kits all in one spot, so I can grab the whole tote and bring it with me when I go to a crop.

Once I am finished with a paper pack, or the next Idea book has come out then I pull the card stock out of the bag and file those by color in my file drawers (see next week's post to see how I organize my card stock).

Once I have the pattern paper separated and out of the bags, then I file my paper in some 12x12 vertical paper file holders that are labeled and separated by plastic dividers.

I used to keep my pattern paper all filed together in the bag they came in, including any scraps, but I found that I was running out of room and wanted an easier way to store them. Plus, I now have my card stock all in one place and I have a better idea of how much I have of each color and can place an order for some colors that are running low.

Storing my paper this way, also makes it easier to take my paper with me to a scrap retreat, or to look through my papers easier without having to pull them out of the bag first.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Great ideas - I so need to get my paper organized. I like how you pull your cardstock out and keep it all together! Thanks so much for sharing. By the way, I nominated you for a blog award --- check out my page to accept!


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