Organization Tips… from YOU!

A few weeks ago, I asked you to share your favorite organization tips.  You have some great ideas out there!  Here are some of my faves that I thought were good for everyone to check out…

Great tip on purging: "my tip would be to purge the old as you bring in the new… i held on to so much for so long – stuff i knew i would never use and it just took up too much space. i now remove some old and give to my daughters to use in their scrapbooks, give to friends who like the old, or donate to my daughters teachers – they love the paper! :) " - lisa d

I do the same – I purge often.  At least once a month and give a lot to schools, too.  Teachers do love it!

Great tip on clear stamp storage: "I'm not an organizing guru but…I also store my clear stamps in a binder just like yours. I can't afford to go out and buy page protectors that have different sized inner compartments. I made mine with the sewing machine. I sew a zizag stitch either splitting the plain old 8 1/2 X 11 page protector in 1/2 or in 1/4. Then I use a pair of sharp scissors to open up the lower compartments. It works great." – Jess

Great idea.  I originally did mine with staples to divide them up.  It worked!

Great tip on punch storage: "My favorite storage item is a shoe holder on the back of my door that holds all my punches. Easy to see them and keep them organized in an otherwise unused space." - Terry

This system is great.  Jana does this and it works well.  I would have done it, but I don't have a door.  (Although I have since figured I could have nailed it to the wall instead!)

Great tip on pencil storage: "My favorite organizational tip at the moment involves Prismacolor Pencil storage. I keep mine in an old-fashioned straw holder where you just pull the top and all the pencils come out in an organized way. This system works great for me! Thanks for the chance to win a treat! Have a great day." – Samantha Welch

How clever!  I am going to do this with the girls' pencils.

Great tip on planning:  "Mine would be to think long term needs not short term because otherwise you waste a lot of money and your husband will roll his eyes at you." – Tara Piper

This is the best tip of all.  I usually get one of something before I commit to getting lots.  That way you can make sure you like it.  (For example, I bought one paper shelf thing from Target.  Once I knew I liked it, I bought more.  Slowly. :)   And it does keep the husband happy. Hee…

Great tip for stamps: "Loved your room. My best tip is for stampers who keep their wood stamps in the 3 drawer units {mine are from Sterlite}. I stamp each stamp onto a sheet of copy paper and lay it in the top on the stamps in that drawer when they are two layers deep and I have more than one drawer of that category, like my sentiments. Then I just look in each drawer and check the sheet or sheets to see if it is in that drawer or another one." - Nan

This sounds like a great system for stamps!

THANK YOU for sharing these great ideas.  You all rock.

And… just a quick share before heading over to do some shopping on Amazon.  Christmas is coming so fast!

This is another example of adding color to stamped white images on transparency.  You can see a video on it HERE.  This didn't photograph well – sorry.  But this background is my new favorite. I use it so often.

Class 1
Supplies:
Hero Arts stamps (background, greeting)
Hero Arts clear card, flowers, gems and pearls
White Staz-On ink
Permanent pens

Have a great night.

8 CommentsCards, Organization

  1. Pam

    I love it. You are so good at sharing. Thanks so much.

  2. Donna Lee

    Have you discovered Really Useful Boxes (I bought mine at Office Depot)? The 3L size is just right for storing sizzix dies, CDs and stamps. The SU! sets that come in clamshell boxes also fit in the 3L box. I haven’t unmounted my wood mounted stamps, and this way I can keep the sets together in their original containers yet store them in an organized fashion. I just label the RUBs by category (eg, holiday, flowers, birds, etc) and fill them up. The boxes also stack and store nicely in my cupboards but would work well on bookshelves, too.

  3. Victoria S.

    Thanks for sharing the tips- those are great! I love that new background stamp too – have to go find that one for sure!

  4. Sandi

    Jennifer

    Thanks for sharing these tips!

    I love this card we made in class. I reminds me to think about lighter colors.

    I had a great day at SYAO!!! Loved shopping the new line of Hero Arts.

    Sandi N.

  5. I love your acetate card! I really want to do some of these for Valentine’s day :)

    Thanks for sharing all the organizational tips with us! It was a real treat to see my pencil storage tip on there :)

  6. Tere A.

    Jennifer, thanks so much for the tips!
    nad the card is beautiful as always!

  7. Shelly

    Hi Jennifer,

    I take all the small clear stamp sets that I buy for $2 and put them in a binder too. I put them in baseball trading card pages. You can fit 9-12 on a page. Most of the time you can just slip the whole thing in with the current packaging but sometimes I have to cut the clear packaging around the stamp to get it in. I found them at Office Depot for $3.60/10 pack. Great deal for small stamps!

    Shelly

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