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I have a confession to make... I'm a paper hoarder. I'm also a material hoarder but that's a story for another day! I buy paper when it's on sale and as a result, have way more pretty paper than I actually need.
Until recently, I had piles of scrapbooking paper in various spots all over my craft room, which doubles as my office and my sewing room. My crafting was starting to spill over onto my computer desk, making it very easy to get distracted.
I had to do something about it!
After an hour of researching about scrapbook paper storage ideas on Pinterest whilst I should have been sleeping, I found quite a few great scrapbook storage ideas. Fortunately, most of these don't cost an arm or a leg.
The hardest part is deciding how to sort your paper. I sat on the craft room floor and spent way too long just staring at the paper deciding if I should organize it by color, texture (sparklies vs glossy vs matte), or theme. In the end, it was a little bit of both.
So without further ado, here are my favorite scrapbook paper organization ideas, most of which I have used in my own craft room.
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I rarely use magazine holders for actual magazines! I've been using them in my office for years to store folders and paperwork that I refer to daily and need within easy reach. It just makes sense to use them for scrapbook paper organization.
The most satisfying thing about using magazine holders to store your scrapbook paper is that you can easily see the colored papers. So depending on how well you have sorted your paper by color, it looks very neat and strangely satisfying to see all the pretty paper in there.
Also, if your magazine holders are kinda dull and a bit old, you can easily give them a make-over with your scrapbooking paper.
A scrapbook storage tote is a bag that's designed specifically for both storing and traveling with your scrapbook supplies.
There is usually one or two large compartments in which you can store your papers within paper sized plastic tubs, as well as many other small compartments for all your nicknacks, scissors, glues, etc.
They're ideal for anyone who doesn't have a dedicated space or table in the corner for their scrapbooking obsession.
Many of them work like a rolling luggage bag featuring wheels and a retractable handle. This makes it really easy to take your supplies to a friend's house or to a local scrapbooking group if you're lucky enough to have one in your area!
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You really can't go past a simple cube bookshelf for organizing your scrapbooking papers. They're not usually expensive and they come in a variety of sizes that can be found at most stores that sell home storage solutions.
You may commonly see these simple scrapbooking organization furnitures from IKEA, or your local office supply shops, and even in large department stores like BigW - if you're from Australia!
You can store your paper directly onto the shelves with each shelf having its own theme or color schemes. Level up your scrapbook paper organization by using pull-out trays, baskets, or magazine holders, which usually slot in there quite nicely.
Clear plastic sleeves from the office shop are a great storage solution for your pieces of scrap paper that are too pretty to throw out. Simply group your scraps into piles of similar color and slot them into the plastic sleeves.
The plastic sleeves can then be stored in a large binder folder which you can flip through when you're looking for something in particular.