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5 Simple Scrapbook Organization Ideas and Tips!

 

Scrapbook Organization Ideas & Tips

Starting on a new scrapbooking project requires considerable time and material output and you may find yourself overwhelmed by the effort it takes to organize your supplies, equipment and photos.

That’s why today we’re talking scrapbook organization ideas. Keep reading as I want to share with you a few simple strategies you can use to bring everything under control and ensure that you can find anything you need quickly and with the minimum of hassle.

5 Scrapbook Organization Ideas You Can Use Today:

1. Color Co-ordination

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Organize your paper scraps by colour in folders, baskets or other convenient storage solution. This will help you easily locate them when you are starting on your next big project, and help you avoid spending hours sifting through tonnes of supplies to find what you need.

For a few more great colour co-ordinating ideas, click here.

 

2. Zip lock bags

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Zip lock bags are a cheap and easy to use storage solution since they can be bought in bulk and come in several different sizes.

Use them to stash different scrapbooking supplies such as paper, pens, stickers, and many others. further, you can choose to arrange your scrapbooking materials as per project, which means that Christmas scrapbooking items go in one zip lock bag, wedding items in another, family genealogy in another and so on and so forth. 

3. Multi-compartment boxes for tiny embellishments

Scrapbook embellishments are notorious for disappearing into nooks and crannies, especially when you are just preparing to get started on a new project. Not only is it frustrating and time consuming to locate them, it can also lead to your spending more money to replace them if they prove impossible to find. 

The solution? Boxes with multiple compartments where you can place all your embellishments for easy location next time you are starting a project. These boxes are cheap and can be found in many craft stores. Place your tiny embellishments in these boxes and store them on shelves, table tops and other surfaces in readiness for your next big project.

4. Organizing photos sequentially

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If you are starting a family photo scrapbook and have hundreds of photographs to deal with, the best thing to do is organize them sequentially. This means starting with the earliest photos taken for each subject i.e. baby photos and moving up through toddler years, pre-school photos, school, teenage, college, wedding photos and so on and so forth. 

If you have a large volume of photos to organize, arrange them into different piles for each time period and work sequentially through each of these. Zip lock bags, baskets and even paper bags can act as storage solutions until you have completed each stage of the project.

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5. Labelled boxes

If you are working on a single project, you can use separate plastic, paper or metal boxes to store different scrapbooking materials. This means that tools will go in one box, paper in another, embellishments in a third box and paints, pens, fabric and other items into other separate boxes. The trick to locating each item that you need is to ensure that each box is labelled correctly, and that only relevant items go into each box.

This means that tools will go in one box, paper in another, embellishments in a third box and paints, pens, fabric and other items into other separate boxes. The trick to locating each item that you need is to ensure that each box is labelled correctly, and that only relevant items go into each box.

The trick to locating each item that you need is to ensure that each box is labelled correctly, and that only relevant items go into each box.

6. Digital organization

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Use folders and sub folders to organize digital photos for ease of access. Ensure to label each folder appropriately and create relevant subfolders to break down a project into stages, via subject matter or into any other category that will make it easier for you to locate the photos you need. You can also choose to label your scrapbooking projects by date, number of photos, type of project and any other category as long as it fits your scrapbooking needs.

Ensure to label each folder appropriately and create relevant subfolders to break down a project into stages, via subject matter or into any other category that will make it easier for you to locate the photos you need. You can also choose to label your scrapbooking projects by date, number of photos, type of project and any other category as long as it fits your scrapbooking needs.

For more detailed information on how to organize all your photos (prints, digital photos and much more) then this might help you.

Scrapbooking is a great way to create memorable projects that you can enjoy for years to come. However, putting together the materials you need for each individual project can be a headache, especially if you end up with piles of items that make it difficult to find what you need for each stage of the project.

Using a few easy and effective organization techniques and solutions should help to get rid of this headache, and ensure that your scrapbooking project goes off easily, seamlessly and effectively.

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6 replies
  1. Myrna Greene
    Myrna Greene says:

    I purchased a heavy vinyl according file folder from an office supply store. It has tabbed divisions and I use it to store embellishments, stickers, etc. just label the files for: holidays, sports, flowers, etc. easy and doesn’t take up much room.

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  2. Wendy Hayes
    Wendy Hayes says:

    I love this post, and have just been doing all of the above recently. My question is – I have 100s of old photos that belonged to my mother and grandmother, and I don’t know whether to scrap the originals or scan & digitise them, then do digital pages. I could then throw out the originals as many of them are very small. Just wondering what your thoughts are? Thanks. Wendy

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    • Anna Lyons
      Anna Lyons says:

      Hey Wendy – thanks for writing 🙂 Why don’t you scan the originals and then print the ones out you want to use? That way you don’t ever have to think about using the originals on your pages!

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