When my 12″x12″ scrapbook paper pad collection started to get out of control, I decided it was time to do some organizing.

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Having them on this towel holder is messy looking, but at least it makes good use of vertical space.

However, I had no idea what I had up there, and couldn’t tell which papers I wanted unless I pulled half of them down. (The pizza box is where I store completed scrapbook layouts before they go into an album.)

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The first step was to put all the loose papers into these folders, which are sorted by color or theme.  (Such as Winter/Christmas, Birthday/Celebration, Hearts & Flowers.)

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Next, I used my P-Touch to make a label for each paper pad.  All but the last 1/2-inch of the label was stuck to some scrap white cardstock.  The remaining sticky 1/2-inch was stuck to the backing cardboard of its paper pad.

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When closed, each paper pad has its own little hanging label.

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And here is a close up of one section of paper pads.  No more guessing which is which.

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Here is the whole thing, much neater and easier to search through.  And look!  Now there’s room for me to buy more paper.  🙂

 

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5 thoughts on “How To Organize Scrapbook Paper Pads

    1. Haha, yeah, if it fell down, it would probably kill me. Fortunately I had Gary put up the rack, as wall anchors and I don’t get along so well.

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