Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps

Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps
Organizing and storage ideas, and solutions for storing, locating and using your scraps!

At the moment I am crafting in a temporary space and I don’t have room for all my usual furniture, which includes my little Bisley drawer unit where I keep my scraps.

I’m just using a storage box to keep them in, and since I am too lazy to rummage through it, it’s overflowing with scraps I should be using instead of cutting into new sheets!

So my tip for today is to get your scraps organised!

You’ll definitely find that if you organise your scraps by colour you will use them much more often.

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Bisley Drawer Unit (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Bisley Drawer Unit

This Bisley drawer unit is the one I use.

As you can see, for each colour I have both a plain, and a polka-dot labelled drawer.

I keep plain sheets in one drawer and patterned paper in the other – as a result I can really quickly find a piece of paper or cardstock for matting, die-cutting or stamping without cutting into a precious new sheet!

If you don’t have space for a drawer unit, there are other options for keeping your scraps organised.


Scraps Storage Options
Here are some ideas (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Cropper Hopper Paper Holders (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Cropper Hopper Paper Holders

Source: MyScrapbookingBlog.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in a Small Crate (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in a Small Crate

Source: Listotic.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in a Magazine Holders (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Magazine Holders

Source: CooksCleansPlaysWithPaper.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Envelopes (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Envelopes

Source: StampinAt6213.blogspot.com via Pinterest

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in Hanging File Folders (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in Hanging File Folders

Source: ScrapbookOrganization.blogspot.com via Pinterest

And one final solution for today (this is similar to what Steph uses for her scraps!)…

Organizing Tips & Tricks - Organize Scraps, By Color and Pattern, in an Accordian File (image)
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Organise Scraps, By Colour and Pattern, in an Accordian File

Source: BHG.com via Pinterest


Well, that’s it for today’s Organizing Tips & Tricks.

What do you think of what I shared?

Please share your thoughts about the solutions shared above by leaving a comment.

And, please share your scraps organization and storage solution, if you have one,
by linking to it in your comment.

We’d love to see how YOU organize your scraps!

I hope this has given you some inspiration and motivation to sort out your scraps – happy organising!

Thanks for joining us today and please visit me at Glitter Angel,
Sharon

Sharon

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6 thoughts on “Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps”

  1. I love the Bisley storage unit! Where can I find it?
    I have a few different ways that I keep my scraps organized. If it is a pad of paper or cardstock I will tape a baggie to the back of the pad and all scraps go in that. That way when I am using that paper and need a scrap it is right there.
    For loose papers and cardstock I use a manila envelope with the flap unfolded as a separator and I store the scraps for those papers in the envelope.
    For little bits leftover from die cutting (confetti size) I have a Twisterz container on my die cutting table and I keep the little bits to use as confetti in envelopes or in shaker cards.
    I also have a bin that I toss extra die cuts into for quick cards!
    Loving this new (to me) site and look forward to lots of organizational tips!!

  2. Great post. I am always reorganizing my papers. LOL. I have a combination of all those ideas listed above. Just wish I had a larger crafting space to have everything right at my fingertips. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Most of my scraps are stored in hanging files like ones shown above, but I have two different containers, one for small scraps and one for larger scraps. I go to these files first when needing anything short of a whole sheet. My storage system went through a lot of evolution over the years, but this one has worked for a long time now, so long that I may need to replace a few of the files that are beginning to show some wear. :o)

  4. I have large, clear plastic zip-lock bags for my scraps, organised by colour: red-orange-yellow together, purple and pink in another, all the blues together etc and they live in the top drawer of my craft desk. Makes it easy to just open the drawer to see if i have a piece big enough, otherwise i have to get up and walk across the room for the uncut stuff. Sometimes i am so lazy that i’ll change my original idea just to use a piece i have from the bag, rather than walk all that way! 🙂

  5. Loving that Bisley unit! Organized? I have two tubs for scraps – solids and patterned:)Papers were alphabetical at one point. I don’t think they still are.

  6. When I first started scrapbooking I stored and organized my scraps by color in hanging folders in a file cabinet. I soon outgrew that because I needed my filing cabinet to store embellishments and card stock for cards so I went to large zip lock bags. I still organize and store by color, and the zip lock bags are filed in an open filing box right next to my chair when I craft. That way I grab the scraps before I even cut into a sheet of paper. For some reason though, my scrap pile keeps growing and I never use them up no matter how much I use!!!

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