There is no time like the present to get your scrapbooking paper organized. There are several ways to accomplish this feat ranging from simple organization to specialty products. This article will give you some options to straighten out that mess of colors, patterns and sizes … oh my!
The first step to organizing your scrapbook paper is to determine how you want to separate it out, by color, by theme, by designer; there are several options. If you tend to have a lot of solid cardstock, you may want to segregate by color but if you have a ton of cardstock for several themes say baby girl, baby boy, wedding and holiday then you may want to organize by theme. Do what works for you. Take out all your paper and start putting it into the groups that you have selected. Now you are ready for step two.
Now that all your paper is organized into your selected groups you need to figure out how to store it. There are several ways to store scrapbook paper ranging from simple to complex.
oPoly Paper Envelopes – These come in a variety of sizes and are less than $ 2 each. This is a great option if you do not have a lot of different groups and you do not have a ton of paper in each group. Typically each paper envelope will expand to one inch.
oVertical Poly Paper Holder with Dividers – These run about $ 25 each; they have dividers and pouches that fit into an upright poly holder. You can fit about 100 sheets in one one.
oHanging File Folders – Depending on your paper size you can get the regular 8.5 inches by 11 inches folders available at any office supply store or the specialty scrapbooking folders that hold 12 x12 paper. The prices can range anywhere from $ 30 to $ 100. Most of them are portable, so you could take them with you to a scrapbook crop or retreat.