The first Saturday of 2018 is finally here! Was it just me or did this week seem to last forever? No doubt the weekend will whizz by, of course…
I always get the bug for organisation in January, and this year it is possibly magnified by the fact that we moved house in December. So, for this, the first Stamp It Saturday of the new year, I thought I’d open up a conversation with you about stamp storage and organisation!
While I admire the highly organised craft-rooms of some popular crafters, with their amazing and efficient systems for organising everything from stamps to sequins, it just isn’t me. I like to be reasonably tidy and organised, but can’t quite deal with things being too regimented.
My current stamp storage solution works well enough, but could perhaps do with a bit of a rethink:
There isn’t much space left in any of the boxes, and that is after weeding out all the stamps I decided I could live without in my last clear out! This stack of boxes only shows the Stamping Bella stamps.
Early last year I did attempt a little further organisation by creating an index folder showing all the stamped images and which box each could be found in. The intention was that I would be able to sit and flip through the folder to select the stamps I wanted to use, and easily locate them in the boxes. This is a great idea and could be really helpful, except that I found it hard to motivate myself and dedicate the time to keeping the folder updated! Consequently, this approach has now been abandoned.
NOTE: I store the coordinating dies together with the stamps. For the older ones, I slip the die in the stamp packet, for the recent releases I keep the dies in the new packaging.
Over To You!
So, what works for you? Binders, boxes, something else? Do you keep a stamp index or catalogue? If you do, is it a physical folder or a digital spreadsheet or list? If you don’t currently have a system, are you planning on starting one? Share your ideas and thoughts in the comments below!
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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!