You love scrapbooking, but you do not like having to clean up the mess that is made during the process. Often tired after scrapbooking, you just shove all of your supplies in a drawer or box. However, this only makes the problem worse, because the next time you scrapbook you often have to sort through everything to find what you need. You need some advice about organizing scrapbooking supplies.
How to Begin Organizing Scrapbooking Supplies
The first step towards organizing your scrapbooking supplies is to spread all of the scrapbooking materials out on your scrapbooking table and sort them into piles. For example, you might have a group for embellishments, another group for pens, another group for paper, and another group for ribbons.
Once you have sorted your scrapbooking materials into groups, the next step in organizing your scrapbooking supplies is to find something to put them in, like storage containers and boxes. Now, this all has to do with the amount of scrapbooking materials you already have. For example, if you are an avid scrapbooker and have a significant amount of scrapbooking supplies, you should get a large plastic shelving unit with several shelves. This can be easily purchased for a reasonable price at your local department store. You might even consider a scrapbooking armoire that is specifically made for storing scrapbooking materials.
Another option when it comes to organizing your scrapbooking supplies is for you to get separate bins for each group of materials, and place them in a stacking fashion in the corner of whatever room you have designated specifically for crafts. However, if you do not have such a room in your home, you can purchase bins that also look very much like furniture.
The key to organizing your scrapbooking supplies is making sure your supplies are easy to find when it comes time to work on a scrapbooking project. Also, it is important to put everything away neatly. For example, if you like using ribbons in your scrapbooking projects, you should make sure they do not just all get thrown in together, because that can result in them becoming tangled.
It is also important to remember that you can buy as many organizing tools as you want, but it really all comes down to how organized you are as a person. In fact, if money is no object, it is a good idea to hire a professional organizer to organize everything for you!
If you would like more information on how to organize your scrapbook supplies, search the internet, especially on forums where people who share your love of scrapbooking share advice on how to keep everything organized. There are even entire books on organizing scrapbooking materials. Check your local scrapbooking store for these books and scrapbooking magazines with articles on storage and organization.