Today started a new year, and for a lot of people, that meant starting a new Project Life album – or even Project Life for the very first time! With Project Life comes a who new set of scrapbook things…which raises the question: how do I organize them?
One of the major motivators behind my reorganization was the need to store my growing stash of Project Life and other brand pocket scrapbooking supplies. These things simply did not fit in my previous system. What I came up with in my new space is a system with several components.
The major component in my new system is a plastic storage box from Close To My Heart. Their medium storage box, which retails for $16.95, has compartments that are the perfect size for holding 4×6 cards, and which have dividers that can be inserted to create sections perfect for 3×4 cards.
I use 4×6 index card dividers that I buy in packs of 100 at Staples to divide my cards. For the 3×4 cards, I simply cut down the 4×6 dividers. I divide my cards by collection or product (core kit name, graph journal cards, etc).
My more recent Project Life core kits I actually keep in the very convenient boxes that they came in. They are stacked on a shelf in the cube storage unit on the wall opposite my desk. When I want to use one, I go get it from the shelf and keep the box on my desk until I am done with it.
My plastics are the third part of the system. Those live on the cube storage unit that I keep my cardstock and patterned paper pads on. I have a cheap three ring 12×12 album that contains many of them, with Project Life dividers organizing them. My “Design A” plastics I buy in bulk packs that come in boxes, so I just shelve the box right next to the binder on the bottom of the cube’s shelves.