I’m having so much fun sharing organization tips from The Fungeon. On Sunday, I shared the way I organize and store my unopened packs of cardstock (if you missed that post, you can check it out here). Today, I’m showing you what I do with my opened packs of cardstock and the scraps that are left over after a project.
On Sunday, I talked about two types of stampers – (1) those who like to neatly tuck all their supplies away behind cabinets and inside drawers and (2) those who like to see all their stuff [neatly or otherwise] on open shelves and counter tops. I fall into the latter category. There’s another category for stampers I’d like to explore today: (1) standers and (2) sitters. About a year ago, I decided to give standing-to-stamp a try. I was having a hard time putting things away after I used them – if I had to get out of my chair to put a stamp set on a shelf, there was a great chance that set would be stacked on the edge of my desk for days (or until I couldn’t stand the mess any longer). I purchased a bar table from IKEA and now stand to do all my designing and stamping. HEAVEN! Things still get messy, but they have a better chance of making their way back to their home than before. I’m mobile in the room, too, so I think I’m getting lots of exercise (but there’s no way for me to fact-check that one).
This is the cleanest this table has been since the day it was assembled:
Here’s a sneak peek of my table. To the right is my rolling filing card I picked up from Office Depot. All of my opened papers are stored here. I used to keep this rolling card by my side wherever I was in the Fungeon, but it was too low for me to bend down to get papers if I was standing (I’m 6’5″), so I used bed risers to lift it up – it just stays put beside my stamping desk.
Just like my paper sorter, my colors are grouped by color family and then by color (in alphabetical order). Exceptions: Whisper White and Very Vanilla are organized at the front of the file. In Colors for the current year are next, followed by In Colors for the prior year. Each hanging file holds whole sheets of paper and a manilla pocket folder with scraps of that color.
Here’s a closer look at what is stored in each hanging file: whole pieces of cardstock (carefully placed in the hanging file to not bend or crease the edges) and a pocket file folder for scrap pieces. I used the Word Window punch to add each color to the folder. If I’m in a rush (why is anyone ever in a rush when making cards?), I can just look for the color.
On the bottom shelf of the cart, I keep an wooden tray. I toss scraps into this tray when I don’t feel like filing them away.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Weekly Deals. This week’s Weekly Deals have EVERYTHING to do with the Big Shot. I’m happiest to see the Magnetic Platform on this list – last year I shared that the Magetic Platform is my favorite item in the catalog (see that post here). We also learned Tuesday that the Magnetic Platform is a great tool for finding needles on the Fungeon floor (see that post here). Here are all of the Weekly Deals: