Here's one of the easiest and most helpful scrapbook organization ideas
for beginners you'll hear and it's one I love – purchase clear plastic bins (about the size of a shoebox) and label the top and front of each bin.Labels
might include family, relatives, vacation, wedding, holidays, etc. As you begin to sort through scrapbooking photos, quickly place them into the corresponding bin. This way they'll be at your fingertips when you're ready to start working on a page.
Since you're in the sorting mood, be sure to check desk drawers, closets, and any other place where old photos might be stashed.
Once you have gone through all the photos, you can then begin to organize each bin. Use large index cards to separate and label
the photos inside each bin.
Sidenote - I also like to store my paper using a similar approach. I use clear plastic bins (the big ones) and sort my paper by colors that go well together OR by theme (birthday, love etc).
I have a lot of my photos online so print as I go. I use my cheap printer (which I love!) with photo paper and its works really well. My photos come out clear and sharp. And once you have the printer, the paper is relatively inexpensive!