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?

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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

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Just One Tip ~ A Quick Idea For Your Paper Scraps And Leftover Embellishments

Hi Crafters!  It’s Kim here from Stamping Imperfection!  I am excited to share a Just One Tip idea for putting your scrap papers and leftover embellishments to good use!

If you asked me what the biggest clutter issue is in my house, I would say one thing:  “PAPER!”.  There is a constant stream of paper piling up everywhere in my house…my office, my kitchen counter and my craft room!  It’s a constant chore to keep up with it all.

I recently found a great tip for using up that pile of papers, ribbon bits and random embellishments in my craft room from a great home organization/decor website called At Home With Nikki!

Craft Storage Ideas Just One Tip

 

I always have a pile of paper strips, extra die cuts or punched pieces and bits of ribbon that I just hate to throw away because they are still useable for projects.  Honestly, I never seem to grab anything from the pile and actually use it.  It just keeps piling up!

Nikki saves those small scraps of papers, ribbons and twine in a magazine holder under her desk.  When it gets full or when she has a little extra time, she creates little card kits from the leftovers that she doesn’t plan on using.  She punches shapes out of the card stock and creates little kits using sandwich bags.  She then donates the bags to local organizations.

You can see this tip and many other tips for organizing your craft room by watching her video on How To Keep Craft Room Clutter Under Control.

Craft Storage Ideas Just One Tip

I love this idea so much that I’ve started doing this myself!

That is my current pile!  This should not go to waste, but I’m a realist.  If it’s in the pile, I won’t pull it out again.  I do have a system for the larger pieces of scrap papers that really works for me.  Now I keep this Littles Carry-All Caddy for $12  from Thirty One on the corner of my desk and toss all of those still useful little bits into the tote.  It doesn’t take up much room on my desk and it’s not so large that when it gets full I’ll be overwhelmed creating the card kits.

 

 

Craft Storage Ideas Just One Tip

 

I tried to create kits of several sizes.  I used my punches to create some little punched pieces and I tried to coordinate the papers and embellishments as much as I could.

 

Craft Storage Ideas Just One Tip

Where will I donate this?

I’ll be donating these to one of our after school care programs.  As a working parent, I had to find after school care for my children when they were younger.  We had several wonderful care programs to choose from.  They gave the kids a snack and then they played games or crafted.  They were always asking for donations of supplies and materials.  I will keep the age of the kids in mind as I’m creating the bags.  Certainly the kits with the small buttons won’t go to the programs with the younger kids.  I do know that my own kids were delighted to get little goodie bags to create projects to bring home and hang on the refrigerator!  Each of those projects eventually got retired to a scrapbook of course!

I also think this would be great for fabric scraps as well.  I have no doubt that the 4-H and scout leaders would find those useful.

Don’t let your scraps pile up and get wasted!  Package them up and donate them to a group that will love them and use them!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craft Storage Ideas Kim Skinner