If you are like me, you have tons of scrapbooking paper. I have tons of cardstock as well, but I organize that a different way. Click HERE to see how I store my cardstock. But the question remains, how to store all the DSP we ( please tell me I am not the only one!) hoard!!! My DSP is from different vendors, different paper lines. I wanted to keep all the little pieces of my DSP together with the collection. Using those scraps up!! I found the best solution to this for me!
I keep all my DSP in a rolling file folder cart that I found at Office Depot. They fit in perfectly.
I love the handle for travel to crops but it can retract easily when I am at home. I never remove my paper from this file folder cart.
It even has a lid for travel! I pile stuff on top of the cart and my DSP doesn't get crushed!
When I first got the system I used the Cropper Hopper dividers and labeled them by manufacturer. Within each manufacturer, the paper collections were put in. This didn't work the best because the collections got mixed together. I lost the little pieces of scraps that I had saved. Paper got bent and crushed. It worked but not wonderfully. I needed something to keep each paper collection separated.
I found my solution with the Cropper Hopper Paper File. They are listed as vertical Organization- 3 per pack. I love these! They fit 12X12 paper perfectly. I am able to keep my scraps from each collection with each collection! And best of all no paper gets bent!
When I get a DSP paper pack, the first thing I do is get out a new Cropper Hopper file folder and write the name of the collection on it. Then I will write the colors that are included in the paper collection so that I can match to cardstock when I am crafting. I reuse these files as I use up the DSP. I clean the writing off with some rubbing alcohol and start over! It was a little bit of an investment for me to buy the file folders for all my paper packs. Of course, if I didn't HOARD so much, it would have been easier!!! I did find a really good deal online from Scrapbooking Warehouse. I can save those little pieces of paper to get the most out of my paper! I don't end up ruining paper by bending it. I love my system! The files slip easily back into the rolling file folder cart because the plastic slides on itself too! When I get done crafting with the DSP, I slip it all back into the file folder and then refile it under the manufacturer tab.
It has helped me use more of my paper. It has also kept me from buying more DSP! If my file cart is full, I can't fit anymore! For paper hoards, it is the only method of restraint I have! LOL!!! If my file is full, I can't buy anymore DSP!! :)
Maybe this system would work for you!???
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