Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Organizing Your Stash

We all do it, don't we? Spend hours organizing our stash, purging our stash, and trying to make it easier to use our stash. It's a bit overwhelming, don't you think?

A few years ago I decided to reorganize my entire room. Color really drives my scrapbook pages. I tend to pull from the colors in my photos and the products I'm using. My process is so color centric that I've organized my stash by color. As you can imagine this was a massive undertaking that took several weeks, I haven't regretted it though. It works for me!

I keep random bits and bobs by color in embroidery boxes and plastic baggies for the larger elements. Brads are in bead boxes separated by color. These containers, alphabets, and any other large items are put in IKEA Kassat boxes and stored in my Expedit. All of my buttons are sorted by color in these Target jars and placed up on a shelf where I can see them. While cardstock, sits on top of my Expedit sorted by color, I have not been able to give up sorting my patterned paper by manufacturer. I have an empty new items box that accummulates over time. I regularly go through and sort the items in it by color then add it to my boxes. I'm guilty of bribing my boys to help me too!

I do keep an assortment of brads, buttons, and other items separate to bring to crops. Recently, I took all of my spooled ribbon that was hanging on Target pant hangers off the spool and made this...

I purchased a large plastic makeup holder from the drug store for $5 and punched holes in it with my Crop-A-Dile. Then I threaded ribbon through the holes. It's in color order for now and it makes it easy to take my ribbon to crops!

I'd love to hear how you organize your supplies. What is your favorite organizational tool or tip?


Dora said...

how very cool! thanks for sharing a peek at your space.