Sunday, July 20, 2008

How I Organize, Part 3

This is the third post in a series on how I organize my supplies. I have changed things since the first and second posts. I'm tweaking the arrangement so that my supplies are located where it makes sense for my work flow. Plus, I just love to organize stuff.

How I Store My Paper
Most of my paper is stored on this two-shelf bookcase which I purchased from Target.

On the bottom shelf I have my 12" x 12" cardstock and paper in Cropper Hopper paper holders by color. Most of the holders contain a solid color and same color pattern paper except the last one. That one contains my DCVW Paper Stack pads. I separate the solids from the patterns with a divider that comes with the holder. I used a circle punch to make the tags on the front of each holder.

To the right are thinner paper holders which contain pattern paper that is organized by manufacturer (such as BasicGrey, Creative Memories, K & Company, etc.). These papers continue in the JetMax cube which is just the right of the bookcase.

On the top shelf of the bookcase is a basket which contains 8" pads of paper (or smaller). My current scrapbooks are 8".

Next to the basket is an 8" Cropper Hopper paper holder which houses my loose 8" x 8" paper.
Finally, to the right of the 8" holder is a tray that holds my basic journaling supplies.

My 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock for making cards are in another JetMax cube. The two drawers below the stack contains cards and envelopes with overflow located to the right of the paper stack.
Paper that needs to be returned to the files are in this paper holder on my work table.

Finally, I have two baskets of folded card blanks and envelopes in one of my cabinets, which isn't shown here.

How I Store My Embellishments

For the most part, I store my embellies by color. I have only a few items that are by theme (birthday, Christmas, holidays, etc.) and I tend to put those in the color boxes as well. For example, Christmas is in the red or green color box, Valentines is in the red or pink box, Halloween is in the orange box, and Thanksgiving and autumn is in the brown box.

Here's how I store the bulk of my embellies.

This basket holds my stickers. These are in large storage envelopes that were made to go on the Clip It Up. Long stickers are loose on top of all of the envelopes.
My eyelets, brads, buttons, embroidery thread, and small flowers are stored by color in bead boxes.
I used the Stampin' Up! scallop punch to make the labels on the side of the boxes. Here's the inside of the red/pink box.
Finally, my chipboard alphabets are inside vintage metal trays which I purchased from Melissa Frances while I was at the Great American Scrapbook Convention.
I glam'd up the handles with ribbons.
That's it for now. I'll post more later.

1 comment:

MAM said...

I loved seeing all the pictures! I'm going to have to borrow the idea of to be filed paper!

Monica (LOM Yahoo Group)