organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 4. paper.

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Posted 9/26/2010 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 9/26/2010 8:43:32 PM
good evening ladies!

this week we're organizing paper. i actually thought about stopping at joann's today and getting some more cropper hoppers, then i thought, i have all week, right? lol...


wookiemouse's blog

round 2 thread


question of the week? horizontal or vertical? by color/manufacturer/theme? think about it and answer by the end of the week.


checklist of things to do during week 4 -

1. read the week 4 post on wookiemouse's blog.
2. answer the question of the week on this thread.
3. organize your paper.




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Posted: 9/26/2010 10:53:02 PM
Here is week 4 round 2 for me. I started basically from scratch...and 25 inches of paper!

This week I hope to figure out what to do with that last few inches...and the stuff that managed to jedi mind trick me into taking it home in the last year...even if I really didn' need it!

QOTW:Vertical. By manufacturer, then color.


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Posted: 9/26/2010 11:33:53 PM
question of the week? horizontal or vertical? by color/manufacturer/theme? think about it and answer by the end of the week.


Vertical and horizonal.
by Color and by theme

8 1/2 by 11 cardstock solid by ROYGBV and NEutral Vertical in Magazine holders labeled Primary, Neutral and blues

8 1/2 by 11 by theme for paper I have 12 categories horizional in office trays with divider sheets

12 by 12 Solid by ROYGBV in horizional tray.
12 by 12 patterns etc by theme in horizional trays in my michaels cubes.

will post pictures later in the week.


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Posted: 9/27/2010 12:44:22 AM
O.M.G. This is where I got in trouble last time.

I'm going to attack this once and for all. Anything that I can't figure out where to catagorize I'm vowing to trash.

I'll post my accomplishments later this week.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 5:53:13 AM
I'm stuck already!
I have my paper & cardstock sorted by colour in artbin slim boxes which worked ok previously however these will not fit in my new Expedit storage unit - but I'm not sure I like the look of cropperhopper vertical storage anyway ... I have one & I didn't really like it for regular cardstock/pp - the papers seemed to get a bit mushed about on the edges as I tried to flick through it & I couldn't easily see what I had - in the prev house I used it for any collections that were still in their packages (eg a basic grey collection) and that was ok ...

I have my c/s and pp together as I work very much by colour - I think "I need green" and I flick through till I find what works for me/the page I want to scrap I probably need to purge, get rid of 90% of the patterned papers (I hardly use pp at all now - I use a lot of cardstock or very subtle background patterned papers but not regular pp) but I am still stuck where/how to store it!

How do people store different sized papers? I have 6x6, 8x8, 8.5x11, UK A4, 6x12 & 12x12 papers!

I only have 2 places I could put paper - one is in the expedit (which will prob mean cropper hopper verticals ), the other is on top of another unit in the mini closet thing - unfortunately I can't try it there yet as that closet still needs a lot of work!


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Posted: 9/27/2010 6:24:17 AM
I decided to go horizontal ROYGBIV for my paper storage. It has worked out very well as the papers are inside Iris clear 12 x 12 boxes and stacked inside a storage closet. With the lids and the closet door always closed I've had no issue with dust (but I might just add a page protector proactively, just in case). For labeling I just folded over a piece of matte transparent Scotch tape and wrote on the tape with a black sharpie. I have a box for each color and there are two themed boxes: Christmas and Halloween.

As for access to the older paper at the bottom of the boxes, I make sure to change up the order of the papers similar to shuffling a deck of cards. It's done by sections instead of individual papers and it works pretty well.

I used to use Cropper Hopper 12 x 12 vertical file folders but after awhile the workstation cart folded under the weight (they were plastic but the newer station is steel). For me horizontal has been a welcome change as it is a more effective use of storage space in my situation.

P.S. to UKHeli: the 12 x 12 clear Iris boxes hold all sizes of papers: the smaller size papers are put atop the 12" papers so they are easily visible. HTH



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Posted: 9/27/2010 6:40:51 AM
ukheli - anything smaller than 12x12, in my eyes, is considered a "scrap."

check my blog for my round 2 solution. lol... actually, all the smaller paper works out well for me (8x8, 8.5x11). it's the 12x12 i'm having issues with, as i'm not fond of the cropper hoppers either.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 7:17:44 AM

ukheli - anything smaller than 12x12, in my eyes, is considered a "scrap."

Hmm ... I like knowing that I can just grab a sheet of 8x8 & not have to measure etc if I want to do an 8x8 LO. On the other hand, I need a radical rethink of how/what I store and I think that keeping the non-12x12 as "scraps" might work ...

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Posted: 9/27/2010 7:23:45 AM
OK - here we go .... I need some serious help. Or intervention here. Feel free to suggest anything and everything.

I store (mostly) horizontal - say 95% of my paper is horizontal. I like it as it's easy to flip through, I can see what I have (with Cardstock) and it fits in my shelves pretty well.

I used to store by Manufacturer and theme only. (Fall, Hallowe'en and Christmas - those aren't going to change). But I found I'm more of a "I need some blue for this page" not "I need some Scenic Route for this page". So I'm moving towards storing by colour. I've moved roughly 2 Cropper Hoppers to this way and I'm finding I'm using a lot more patterned paper this way!

But this is where I get stuck. Maybe (probably!!) because I have too much. I have 3 CH's filled with cardstock, another 3 with BG, another 2 with misc mfr organized paper and 2 with the newly colour sorted paper. This isn't too bad, reasonable I'd say. So by my math, this is what, 10 CH's full of paper. Reasonable I think.

Then it gets insane ... I probably have another 10 (?) CH's filled with everything from Stampin Up paper to misc kits that made it onto the paper shelf. It's a mixture of IRIS containers, CH's, just loose pieces everywhere that I've pulled out and not put back. Some horizontal, some vertical .... just a mish mash all on a different shelf, and then some.

THEN I have one magazine holder with white/cream paper for cards mainly. Two plastic file holders for my 8 1/2 by 11 Stampin Up cardstock and a 8x8 CH for misc 8 1/2 x 11 papers for cards mainly. This along with my scrap drawers is my go to spot for cardmaking. I'm fine with this - I'd just like to have it altogether, not spread wherever in my room because it doesn't fit on the paper shelf!!

So like I said - any and all suggestions are welcome. This paper problem is getting solved once and for all!!!

UK Heli - I store 8 1/2 x 11 paper in plastic file holders (got them at Walmart) and magazine holders. I really like both options, the magazine holders is a little more accessible, but because I know what's in the the file holders those work for me as well. All other sizes are considered scraps and are kept in my scrap drawers.

Criann/UK Heli - Why don't you like the cropper hopper's?? If it's because it's verital, what if you tried the IRIS cases?? Then you'd be able to stack them.

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Posted: 9/27/2010 7:36:22 AM
kris - b/c once it comes out, it's a pita to "refile"... i was actually better off w/ my cubes, but i've, by far, outgrown them, so idk what to do. i just know that paper is the bane of my scrapbooking existance.

i've got a good handle on just about everything else, except for paper.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 8:30:05 AM
I keep all of my paper collections and coordinating embellishments in Craft Keeper envelopes. This has worked well for me until lately because I've accumulated so many.

I really need to purge some of my old sets that I've had for years and haven't used up. I don't like to get rid of it because I still love it!

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Posted: 9/27/2010 10:02:42 AM
personally, I LOVE the cropper hopper and Jetmax cubes. It is working really well for me, as I can see all of my CH in the JC, and they can easilly be pulled out.

Crisann-there are plastic dividers that come with the "delux" CH that can hold your place. Put in 2 at once, and you can slip your returns in easily.

Paper is an ongoing issue for me too!


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Posted: 9/27/2010 10:15:18 AM
Like Nantini, this is where my problem begins and the "STALL" happened in both previous rounds.

I'm going to work harder to plug thru this time and succeed.

question of the week? horizontal or vertical? by color/manufacturer/theme? think about it and answer by the end of the week.

Right now, most of my paper is filed vertically by manufacturer. The cardstock is filed mostly by color. There are sets of cardstock from J's that are filed separately- I need to take those apart and file them accordingly. I'm thinking I should file my Christmas, Halloween, Fall, and Valentine's Day papers by theme. Easier to find them all, rather than by manufacturer.

I should purge some paper, but in my head, I'm thinking I'll get rid of some of those paper collections once I use a part of them. I've made some really nice LO's with older collections and the leftovers have ended up in the garage sale piles.

I have a stack of ArtBins with misc. papers and embellies going on. Most are 'kit-ted' so I can grab a bin and scrap whatever is in there. Mostly, they are minus the photos for those LO's. I really need to work on printing those photos, but that's not this weeks challenge.


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Posted: 9/27/2010 10:42:31 AM
Crisann - I have the CH's that have the 4 "sections" that fit into the larger holder. In each of these sections, there are plastic divider things. Do you just have the main CH or have the one with the separate sections?

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Posted: 9/27/2010 11:08:33 AM
Crisann - I'm not sure if the link will work, but what about this idea instead of using CH's.

Paper Organizer

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Posted: 9/27/2010 11:59:25 AM
Hi everyone, the space challenged round 2 alumni(?) here.

UK_Heli

I have an idea that might work for you. These Cropper Hopper Paper Envelopes work for me. They are a bit smaller that the storage bins and might fit better. My only complaint is that the plastic doesn't seem very durable. Don't know if they are available in the UK. I store mine horizontally but the could be stood up with a bit of help. Maximum capacity 150 Basic Grey weight paper

I haven't finished purchasing all that I need. I probably have an equal amount of paper still in boxes. The pictures are here and there hasn't been any real progress since then. Actually I would say there's been a few steps backward happen. I went shopping a few too many times.

6x12's I store with the rest of the paper at the beginning of their section.

The rest of the odd sizes (not scraps) are still in a box but, they are in one box.

I commandeered a portable file box from my husband and am thinking about moving the odd sizes to hanging file folders in it. I think A4 would fit.

To answer the QotW: Horizontally and all 3 methods of sorting: manufacturers I love and know get their own sections, definitely themed (the ones with theme words or icons), everything else by colour.


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Posted: 9/27/2010 3:52:18 PM
Paper was one of the things that didn't totally get finished last round.This is my old storage from round 2, I had a lot of other paper you don't see tucked in many corners of my craftroom besides the above picture.

Ok as promised her is my pattern paper solution. My husband allowed me to buy this for my birthday and the next thing I know Simply Renee/Clip it up contacts me and asks if I would do a youtube video for their blog. So here is my clip it up video

All of my pattern paper fits on this thing, I have over 5000 papers on it, and I can see all of it. It really makes it fun to "shop" my own craftroom. My regular cardstock has a different storage method which I will post pics before the week is out



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Posted: 9/27/2010 5:02:42 PM

Criann/UK Heli - Why don't you like the cropper hopper's?? If it's because it's verital, what if you tried the IRIS cases?? Then you'd be able to stack them.


I don't like it because the papers are a pain to flick through to find what you need & then even more of a pain get back in the cropper hopper ... I used one for a while & I din't like having to get a whole inch of paper totally out to go through & then try to fit it back in the holder without mangling the papers either side ... the cropper hopper holder also seems really flimsy ...
I currently have my paper in artbin boxes which I believe are like the IRIS cases - they are secure, waterproof etc but mostly I can flick through really easily to find what I need ... However since I moved house I can't make them fit in my new space - it looks like I'll be forced down the cropper hopper route whether I like it or not! I'm probably going to end up doing paper last so I can figure out the rest first!


UK_Heli I have an idea that might work for you. These Cropper Hopper Paper Envelopes work for me. They are a bit smaller that the storage bins and might fit better. My only complaint is that the plastic doesn't seem very durable.

I think I'd have the same problem with those as I have with the cropper hoppers - it's a complete pain to get the paper in & out - you'd have to remove all the paper to find one sheet & then get it all back in keeping it straight/non mangled ...

I need to keep thinking on this one - and I really think that getting the rest of the room organised will totally show me the way to where paper is meant to live in here!

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Posted: 9/27/2010 5:37:34 PM
Crisann, who makes that wire rack gizmo that your paper is in, on your blog?

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Posted: 9/27/2010 5:38:14 PM
for me, paper is always stored vertically. that way it's easier to leaf through, pull out, or refile.

second, the CROPPER HOPPER EXPANDABLE PAPER ORGANIZERS (the one with the turn latch closure and not the notch cut out) are essential. the regular cropper hoppers are okay but i like the divided aspect of the organizers. i have about 8 or 9 of them. solid cardstock is separated by color and by texture or manufacturer. i don't have much non-cardstock paper so those are in another cropper hopper and are separated and labeled by theme (flowers, kids, travel, etc). another organizer holds vellums, transparencies, and other specialty paper. those organizers are kept in my cabinets.

next, i have two large woven baskets that are probably 14"w x 12"h x 30"l. one holds the paper pads. those are split between by double sided and single sided paper pads. the other woven basket has my manufacturer papers from basic grey, graphic 45, webster, etc (the good stuff LOL). those are separated first by manufacturer and then by collections within the manufacturers. the collections are tabbed with the name of the collection or the manufacturer. this is why i store the paper vertical. it makes for super easy leafing through just as long as the papers are not tightly packed together. that's when i know it's time to purge the excess papers. these woven baskets are on top of my counter height cabinets so i can just leaf through and have access to them anytime. nothing smaller than 12x12 is stored in these baskets.

for my scraps (anything less than 12x12)i have two rubbermaid stackable/clear containers that measure 12x12 and have that lid with a handle. the scraps are stored horizontally (well, more like slanted) so i can leaf through those quickly too.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 5:47:55 PM
I love the waterproof property of your cases. What about keeping the Art Bins and putting them on top of the Expedit where they can hang out a bit until you find a better system.

There is the hanging option. Artist-ju's video was great. I wish I had room for it!


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Posted: 9/27/2010 6:00:56 PM
scrappinjudy - i made it. lol... it's just those wire storage cubes from, i think, target and lots of zip-ties.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 6:17:38 PM
jen/ artist-ju- I love your web movie! Your storage... and your stash, is awesome!!!


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Posted: 9/27/2010 8:10:50 PM
question of the week? horizontal or vertical? by color/manufacturer/theme? think about it and answer by the end of the week.

OK, lets see, Vertical storage for me. Cardstock is by color in CH things in my Expedit...Patterned paper is by manufacturer/line. And right now I'm thinking about changing the way I do PP. My PP is all stored in "kit" form, where I grab a bag and have matching CS and PP. My issue is that I haven't been to a crop in a LONG time and don't see me going any time soon. So, should I redo the way I store my PP?? Hmmmm...I can't seperate the manu's though...it makes me break out in hives just thinking about it. What to do! What to do!!


checklist of things to do during week 4 -

1. read the week 4 post on wookiemouse's blog. DONE
2. answer the question of the week on this thread. DONE
3. organize your paper. GAH!!!!!!! LOL!

OK off to surf for "the" storage idea that will solve my paper woes!

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Posted: 9/27/2010 9:52:47 PM
1. Vertical because i already had several Cropper Hoppers. So I bought two more to sort the 8.5 x 11 papers that I found while packing up!
2. Sorting by color because I tend to pick paper by looking at the colors in the photos although I have holiday/seasonal paper sorted by theme and wedding paper is separate.
3. As for organized ...later

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Posted: 9/27/2010 10:20:44 PM
Well, I've finally gotten started on last week's challenge today, but I'll at least think about my paper stash and how I want to organize it. Right now it's all by colour except for Christmas/Winter and Halloween papers. I seem to have no resistance to buying (almost) every Christmas line ever made and lots of reluctance to using it so this is becoming a problem area.

QOTW: I store my paper vertically and I like it that way. Easy to flip through to find what I want/see what I have. Currently I have it organized by colour and I do like this, but need to fine tune it. I think that adding sub-categories for manufacturer would help a lot. Sometimes a certain line just has the feel I'm looking for. I'm considering adding Iris boxes for my themed holiday papers. I only pull them out for certain projects so it would be nice to just stack them out of the way the rest of the time.



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Posted: 9/27/2010 10:48:50 PM
I'm good for this week. Just some minor rearrangements. My papers are stored vertically on my Expedit shelves. I stuffed an empty pizza box at the back so that the papers will not go all the way to the back. Cardstock are in ROYBBIV order 12x12 together and 8.5x11 in another shelf. Patterned papers are in CH paper envelopes sorted according to Brights/Muted/Monochromatic and several fave lines (BG, SSFL) by themselves.
I like idea of 2 CH dividers to hold my place and for refiling. I should go hunt them down. Hmmm or maybe use the MM paper hanging folders - I have lots of them.
I have 6x6, 4x6 and other odd sizes stored separately, which is probably why they don't get used much - I usually end up reaching for a full sheet of paper to cut.

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Posted: 9/28/2010 11:23:04 AM
Posted my before-paper pics and a little blog here. I have about 4 inches now that need to find a home and no place to put it!!! This means that I might just have to *gasp* purge!...again


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Posted: 9/28/2010 1:05:19 PM
Question of the Week: Horizontal or vertical? By color/manufacturer/theme? Think about it and answer by the end of the week.

checklist of things to do during week 4 -

1. read the week 4 post on wookiemouse's blog - DONE
2. answer the question of the week on this thread - DONE
3. organize your paper - DONE

During round 2, I purged, then moved all cardstock to my Expedite. I had Cropper Hopper vertical files in 2 different locations and that wasn't working. I removed all the cardstock from my CTMH paper kits and merged it with my bulk cardstock. Now my cardstock is separated by CTMH and non-CTMH, with the CTMH sorted by our seasonal color palettes.

Non-CTMH pattern paper has its own CH, while my CTMH paper kits are stored in a floor basket for easy access. I labeled each kit and have them in alphabetical order. Specialty papers, such as Creative Basics, vellum and Stick Stock have been organized in smaller-size CH Paper Pouches in my Expedite.

Click here for photos

Paper week was tough the first time around. For all you first-rounders, stick with it, the results will amaze you and help transform your space.


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Posted: 9/28/2010 2:16:38 PM
I keep my paper in a plastic storage cart that has 7 project cases in it. I have one each for scraps, stickers/rub-ons, misc. paper, Basic Grey 12x12, Basic Grey 6x6 pads, KI Memories, and American Crafts/Cosmo Cricket. I keep other smaller pads in a drawer in my Expedit.



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Posted: 9/28/2010 5:14:06 PM
QOTW - I store my papers vertically. Cardstock is sorted by color; pp by theme.

This is one I completed last round! So an easy week for me. I keep all my 12x12 paper and scraps in a cm daisy weekender. Not exactly what it was designed for, but it works for now. The only problem is that it is VERY heavy.

In the smaller compartment, I have my scraps stored in an accordion folder. In the larger compartment I have 3 cropper hopper paper organizers - one for SU pp, one for all other pp and one for the few kits that I have. Also in the larger compartment I have all my cardstock stored in a CH Expo (12x12 accordion folder).

Since I scrap mostly away from home, I need to take my paper with me. My ultimate goal is to have page kits to take to crops and then I won't need to lug all that paper around.


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Posted: 9/29/2010 11:54:34 AM
I'm so impressed by so many of you who have paper "done"!! This is seriously my worst weakness (in terms of scrapping supplies anyways )

My goal is to get a good chunk of paper purged/reorganized this weekend. I've been thinking about it all week and going into my room and just being overwhelmed with this task and that's not getting me anywhere. Ideally, I'd like to be able to have all my paper on 2 shelves and all be upright. That's it. No more, no less. Right now I think I'm about 2 CH's worth of paper over. I'd also like to be able to keep my Christmas paper IN my scraproom vs keeping it in my storage room. So maybe I need to purge 4 CH's worth .... ACK!!

For those of you who have purged successfully ... any tips for a "I don't want to let any of this go" kind of girl??

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Posted: 9/29/2010 12:19:17 PM
I just had my expitdit assembled last night.

I am going vertical, by manufacturer.

If I can do it by color within the manufacturer I will.

I want to sort the individual sheets I have purchased as well.


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PeaNut

PeaNut 469,821
May 2010
Posts: 131
Layouts: 27
Loc: central TX

Posted: 9/29/2010 1:48:26 PM
I'm kind of new here on Two Peas and I've been following along on the challenge and not posting, but I thought I might start

My cardstock is separated by cool/warm/neutral colors into the drawers on one of those Sterlite (sp?) drawer sets. I have started moving my pattern paper into 12x12 ziploc style bags or 12x12 envelopes and have them standing up in a basket. Each kit from SEI or CTMH is in it's own bag and then I have a MIMI accordian folder for general background paper. I also have done like some other people and made an separate envelope for "fall", "winter" and "summer" (which is long here in central TX). I don't really have a TON of PP because I usually just go buy what I need specificly for a few layouts at a time and put it in my "ready to go" file. I am fortunate enough to live about 10 minutes from Archiver's/HL/Michael's and 20mins from Joanne's.

Thanks for letting me ramble!

angie w
PeaNut

PeaNut 414,582
March 2009
Posts: 208
Layouts: 0

Posted: 9/29/2010 3:28:32 PM
I started thinking about joining in on the last round of this challenge and having been working on my paper storage for a couple of weeks. I used to store by manufacturer for my pp and then ROYGBIV for cardstock. I realized that I wasn't using the pp much because I scrap by color. So I now have it all by color.

I use the clear horizontal trays and they are all in ROYGBIV order, with the tray(s) of pp followed by the trays of cardstock. it's so pretty! and I am using my pp more.

A long time ago I gave up scrapping chronologically and that was really freeing - kind of like splitting manufacturers up into color groups. This might not work for someone who submits their work, but for me, so far, it's awesome!


pcrfn
EncycloPEAdia

PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
Posts: 3,874
Layouts: 7
Loc: southern IN

Posted: 9/29/2010 3:44:08 PM
paper - must be the worst week ever! I'm going to try to post a few more photos of my present storage. My cardstock is working OK in the paper rack, sorted by color; this rack also has some pp sorted by color group. And the 2 rolling files with hanging folders are OK; they just need to be sorted a little better and purged. The Sterlite drawers hold some pp by mfgr. - this could use some work! And I forgot to take a picture of my CropperHopper vertical holders (I think I only have 5) with Christmas, holiday, baby & kid, and travel papers; this is my least favorite storage method. I agree with some of the other Peas who find it hard to flip through and then re-file papers in these holders. I'm hoping to purge and rearrange enuff to fit the pp in the CH holders into the rolling files. Pretty sure this will take me longer than the rest of the week to finish! Hope everyone is having a good week. Maria






pcrfn
EncycloPEAdia

PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
Posts: 3,874
Layouts: 7
Loc: southern IN

Posted: 9/29/2010 3:55:41 PM
I continue to suck at posting pictures! I'll try to figure it out later and post then. Thanks for your patience. Maria

artist-ju
PeaNut

PeaNut 310,234
April 2007
Posts: 426
Layouts: 42
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:08:55 PM
Ok, somebody tell me that just because there is room for more paper that doesn't mean I should go and buy more, sheesh you'd think I'd learn



Kim T
in search of lost mojo

PeaNut 211,722
June 2005
Posts: 22,626
Layouts: 1,280
Loc: Virginia

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:20:10 PM
two "dumb" questions!

1. EXPEDIT users... How do you get your paper to stand up in the cube without wanting to flop over? Do you jam the cube full so it all stands up? (If so then how do you flip through/ take sheets out/ put them back in? OR do you put the paper in something inside your cube?


2. COLOR sorters... What do you do with double sided papers that have two COMPLETELY different colors on the sides?!?


~Kim



There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein

~crisann~
AncestralPea

PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
Posts: 4,362
Layouts: 100
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:35:38 PM
kris - just do it! even i'm finally getting to that point. lol...

kimt - i don't have an expedit, but i know the answer. most people that store their paper in an expedit, do so in cropper hoppers, but i believe they need to be trimmed down to fit...

also, if i have double-sided paper, i file it, by the color of the side that i'm most likely to use.



artist-ju
PeaNut

PeaNut 310,234
April 2007
Posts: 426
Layouts: 42
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:38:54 PM
Kim

Do you have them in magazine type file holders, I think most people who have expedit shelves put the paper in those first then on the shelf. you could also tip these so the main opening face the front to take them out easier.

In the case of 2 sided paper, if I have two of the same paper I put one in one color catagory and the other in the color catagory that's on the other side.



Kris74
PeaFixture

PeaNut 218,999
August 2005
Posts: 3,546
Layouts: 36
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:41:45 PM
Crisann - Bah! I knew someone was going to say that!! I was hoping there was some magic pixie dust to make this go fairly painless. Oh well.

Jen - At least you have the room for more paper Your video was awesome btw!! I wish I had room for something like that in my room.

KimT - Yep - what Crisann said. In CH's in the expedit. I don't have one either, but I have some of the JetMax cubes and that's what I do.

So in preparation of more organization to come, I bought 3 more of those IRIS holders - 1 will be for my SU colection for sure, not sure on the other 2 for now. I'm planning to pick up at least one more CH tomorrow so that might help.

artist-ju
PeaNut

PeaNut 310,234
April 2007
Posts: 426
Layouts: 42
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada

Posted: 9/29/2010 5:58:46 PM
I didn't think I had room for it in my space either, it actually only takes 3 feet of floor space and because it rotates you can shove it in a corner. But I understand that some of you don't even have 3 feet. The one great thing about the Clip It Up is that you can put more than just paper on it you can load it with your embellishmets too. So you could have say one arm with paper, another with ribbons, bling, ziploc bags of other embellies or even keep them in their packaging. You could almost have all of your supplies on it. I'm just saying this for those who haven't gone out and bought a whole lot of other organizing supplies yet and only have a small corner somewhere that this might be something to consider because you can put so much on it.



~crisann~
AncestralPea

PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
Posts: 4,362
Layouts: 100
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: 9/29/2010 6:23:22 PM
artisti ju - just b/c you have space for more paper, doesn't mean you need to buy more paper. trust me, i know!

i almost have half a mind (although i know it'd be a LONG process) to go through all of my paper and mark anything that's not already marked w/ the manufacturer by the manufacturer in pencil really small on the back, just so i know (not that it matters right now, but it eventually might), then file everything by color.

maybe i'll just go buy another set of wire cubes (maybe even two) and sort into more specific color categories/themes and say the h$ll w/ sorting by manufacturer.

or, maybe it'd be easier to sort by manufacturer within each color. lol... i mean, really, the biggies are DCWV, TH, and, i think two others, so...

i think i'm grossly over-thinking this. lol...

I HATE PAPER! GRR...



artist-ju
PeaNut

PeaNut 310,234
April 2007
Posts: 426
Layouts: 42
Loc: saskatchewan ,canada

Posted: 9/29/2010 6:56:32 PM
thanks crisann, I needed that



Kim T
in search of lost mojo

PeaNut 211,722
June 2005
Posts: 22,626
Layouts: 1,280
Loc: Virginia

Posted: 9/29/2010 7:10:07 PM
Thank you for your smart answers to my dumb questions I have 2 4x2 Expedits in my living room that hold my SB and really do want another one for my SB room someday!


~Kim



There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein

scrappinJudy
PeaAddict

PeaNut 57,062
November 2002
Posts: 1,882
Layouts: 50
Loc: still looking for scrapping buddies in or near Durham, NC

Posted: 9/29/2010 7:14:17 PM
I've decided that I have thru next week to complete this, since I really have no scraps. I moved 1 1/2 years ago & threw away all of my scraps (which were organized, anyway). I haven't scrapped much since then & really don't have many. The big scraps I keep with the 12x12. The smaller ones I file in an accordion one by color + pp (as one category).

that's a GOOD thing, cuz I have a LONG way to go!

daisymarie
PeaAddict

PeaNut 228,691
October 2005
Posts: 1,848
Layouts: 4

Posted: 9/29/2010 7:29:57 PM
I'm like scrappinJudy, I'm going to take 2 weeks for paper organization. I organized my scraps last year during the challenge and I'm still good to go on my scraps.

I'm going to sort and purge some of my paper and sell it at the next LSS garage sale. Some of it has been here for years and I know I'm not going to ever use it. A lot of it I bought to use for heritage pages and I've already scrapped all of the pictures we had in our family. Turns out we really didn't have that many old pictures.


scrappinJudy
PeaAddict

PeaNut 57,062
November 2002
Posts: 1,882
Layouts: 50
Loc: still looking for scrapping buddies in or near Durham, NC

Posted: 9/29/2010 7:35:01 PM
ditto, dm, about heritage pages. Though I'm not finished scrapping them all yet, I know I have way more papers than I need.

ditto garden.

prob. even dogs.

prob. all categories!

estheryee
PeaNut

PeaNut 430,504
July 2009
Posts: 14
Layouts: 45

Posted: 9/29/2010 7:56:08 PM
KimT - my cardstock do not flop as they are more rigid than pp. And I lean them on both sides so they form a sort of V, that's how I can get what I want out. PP is definitely more floppy. I have them sorted into CH envelopes or zip-lock bags so the whole stack can stand upright.
I don't use the CH paper holders but I was told they can be placed sideways so no need for cutting.
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