Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scrap Storage

All of us struggle with this -- what to do with those small bits of still usable paper and cardstock? I've tried lots of solutions -- storing the cardstock in hanging files in a drawer and then putting scraps in the folders, putting the scraps in a big box, putting the scraps in separate folders in a box...

I had the same problem with all of the systems -- it was difficult and messy to find the color that I needed when I needed it. But I've finally found a system that works for me!!

I sorted all of my scraps by color family -- are you noticing a theme here? Then I put each color family into a separate drawer in a plastic storage unit. The drawers come out of the unit so when I'm working I can take out a particular drawer and dig through it to find the size and color of scrap that I need. I actually find myself using the scraps now!


Bridgett said...

I separate my scraps the same way. I need to find a better way to store mine though...currently in their own boxes but drawers would be a good idea, too. I may try that!

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