Every scrapbook enthusiast will benefit from a bit of scrapbook organisation. You may decide to devote an area of your house or purchase storage products to help you keep your scrapbook tools at easy reach and your scrapbook paper neatly stored away. Either way, organising your supplies will keep them tidy and prevent your scrapbook paper and accessories from being damaged.
Scrapbook organisation will not only benefit you it will benefit your entire family. How many times have you been moaned at for leaving a stack of paper on a table, or having a messy desk that is on view to others?. By making sure all of your craft supplies have their own place you will not only find it easier to tidy up when you are finished you will also benefit from having a clear area to work on and have all your scrapbook tools within easy reach.
If you do not have the space to dedicate a whole room to your craft supplies I think it is well worth investing in some furniture that contains draws and areas that you can store your craft supplies without them being on display. Some of us are lucky enough to have a spare room where we can shut the door on our mess but those who do not need to have adequate storage that will hide our hobby from any disapproving eyes.
For most scrapbook makers their paper is their most treasured possession, if you do not store your scrapbook paper correctly you will soon find it has become creased, torn and looks tatty. You can now purchase 12 x 12 paper trays similar to those you see in craft shops, these are a fantastic way of storing your paper because they can be piled on top of each other so do not take up huge amounts of space and they will keep your papers looking as good as new. You can also buy an acid free storage box for scrapbooks.
Scrapbook organisation is not just about taking care of your paper and scrapbook tools. There is also your peel offs, brads, embellishments not to mention all your stamps and ink pads that you have gradually accumulated. Have you considered how you can store them? Well, the easiest solution is to store them in large plastic containers however these can be bulky and cumbersome. I have found attaching a magnetic board above my work station is a great way to store metal brads and embellishments. Simply stick them to the board and you can not only see what you have, you will no longer have to wade through large storage boxes of bits and pieces to find the brad you want.
Although these are many products, pieces of furniture, and storage boxes available to make scrapbook organisation a lot easier, these can be extremely expensive so why not create your own homemade storage boxes and use the money you have saved to buy more craft supplies!.