I get a lot of questions about how to organize craft supplies and craft rooms. I don’t have a huge space, but I have found some great solutions for keeping my space organized and my supplies easy to find. Today, I am sharing my system for paper scraps organization
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Paper Scraps Organization
I am a paper crafter and a little bit of a hoarder. I don’t like to throw out perfectly usable supplies. If there is a practical amount of paper left from a project, I want to keep it. But having a big huge pile of scraps makes it hard for me to be able to find what I need for my next project.
I found this great storage cube at Michaels. It is a hanging file folder system that holds 12″ x 12″ file folders.
Since I do a lot with 12-inch paper pads, I needed something that could accommodate those larger size papers. A traditional paper filing system wouldn’t work without the papers sticking out the top and getting bent.
I created a folder for each color – white, black, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, specialty, multi, gold, and silver.
I didn’t want tabs sticking up on these folders. Originally, I only had the clear labels using my label maker with the names of the color on each folder.
To be able to find what I am looking for quickly, I added a little strip of coordinating washi tape on the middle of the folder so it is easy to see which one is which from the top.
Each folder holds one color paper. When I am done with a paper crafting project, I trim off any stray pieces to make the scrap relatively square and file it in the appropriate folder.
When I am ready to start a paper crafting project, I check the scraps first to see if I have what I need in a big enough size.
Tell me, how do you store your paper scraps?
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