I don't know about all of you, but I'm always looking for new ways to organize all my scrappy STUFF!! The more organized I am, the more I use up my stash.
I recently changed how I am storing my scraps of cardstock & its' working so well for me that I wanted to share it with all of you!
I have always saved all my bits & pieces of cardstock - as long as they are bigger than roughly 2x2. And for many years I have kept them sorted in colour groups. However, up until recently I was storing the scraps in 13x13.25 ziptop bags. This was fairly functional - except for two main problems:
1) having a place to store those bags of scraps. I was using a drawer in my Expedit - but it was always overflowing
2) the ziptop bags did not keep the papers from getting bent, etc. - so I was constantly having to throw away pieces that had been scrunched
So I continued on like that until . . . CTMH introduced a full line of organizers!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them for so many different uses! (My cardstock storage is just one!)
So I am now using the SMALL sized organizer for my cardstock scraps. I have 5 of them total, labelled by colour family. The scraps fit great and don't get scrunched. My organizers all fit in this great basket I picked up at Michaels. (The basket is currently sitting on top of a rolling drawer organizer I got at Walmart). (My blacks/greys didn't require a full organizer so I'm using our hard-sided plastic paper envelope for those!) And because these are stackable & have carry handles - they will also be easy to take with me to my crops & retreats!
Now when I need a piece of cardstock - I go to these containers first before cutting into a full piece and I'm using them up way more than I used to!
Do you have other ideas for storing your cardstock scraps? I'd love to hear about them - leave me a comment!
very nice! I love this way to organize scraps! thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What you described: large ziplock bags of scraps taking up a whole drawer in your organizer. Yup! Plus the fact that my cats seem to want to graw on the plastic bags if I leave them out...this adds to the tool of unuseable papers! Like your idea much better.ReplyDelete
Very clever idea!ReplyDelete