Scrapbooker Irma Gabbard chose a crisp black-and-white color scheme for the tidy scrapbook room she created in her home. Check out her practical and stylish storage ideas to find solutions for your scrapbook-supply organization needs.
Irma keeps scrapbooking supplies in cute wicker baskets lined with fun fabrics that continue the room's black-and-white color scheme. Underneath her desk, she placed wire drawer systems for easy organization. A desktop file box keeps current projects handy, and a corkboard filled with family photos serves as Irma's scrapbooking inspiration.
Irma has a lot of punches and other heavy items that she needs to store in her scrapbook room. Inexpensive wire drawers are a wise choice over plastic because they are more durable and less likely to bend.
Irma uses clear plastic bags to group products from the same manufacturer in her drawers. This simplifies matching and keeps cardstock tidy. She also uses this large drawer as a catchall for items she hasn't yet had time to organize.
Paper scraps are always difficult to keep organized. Irma dedicated a few drawers under her desk for this purpose. Organizing the drawers by color allows her to quickly find the paper scraps she wants to use.
Embellishments are often small and easy to lose, so Irma bought a drawer unit with compartments. She simply sorts the embellishments by size and opens the drawer whenever she needs inspiration for a current project.
Irma keeps glue, her favorite scissors, and other handy items in a desktop lazy Susan. Her iPod is also within reach to keep her motivated while scrapbooking.
Irma chose this bookshelf because the large, open shelves provide enough space for a variety of storage needs. The top shelves hold clear plastic files of paper, scrapbooking magazines, and books. The bottom shelves hold wicker bins of completed scrapbooks. Photo boxes keep pictures tidy and out of sight until they are ready to be used.
Irma created a plastic file for each of her favorite paper manufacturers. She also uses color-coded circles to organize solid paper by hue. Files of magazines and books are labeled with homemade tags.