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Scrapbook Organization Tips: Organizing Your Hobbies

Jul 12, 2008
Scrapbooking materials can multiply quickly and become very overwhelming in no time. This article is designed to provide you with scrapbook organization tips that will help keep your crafts and accessories neat and easy to find. Specifics may vary from person to person; however, the following information includes helpful and important guidelines from which everyone can benefit.
For a hobby that's meant to be fun, scrapbooking can sometimes seem like serious business. Get into it enough and you may feel like you spend most of your time digging through your supplies for that special piece of paper or combing through a heap of photos for that birthday party picture you just knew you "left in here someplace."

The prospect of combing through all your stickers or starting a page that you know may get stained by your child's dirty hands before you have a chance to finish may be enough to scare you away from your project.

If you want to make your scrapbook experience fun again, you have to devote some of your time to organizing. This necessary requirement isn't as daunting as it sounds. It can even be part of the fun. If you look at it in one light, figuring out the best way to store and manage your supplies and photos uses the same creative brain muscles you flex to make a scrapbooking page.

Okay, maybe that's stretching it a little, but the point is that organization isn't as bad as it may sound after you figure out how much of it you need to do. As you consider the method that works best for you, keep the following scrapbook organization tips in mind:

Scrapbook Organization Tips - Space: The amount of space you have to work in makes all the difference in determining how many supplies you can have on hand and how often you'll need to replace them. You may have an entire room devoted to scrapbooking or you may have a plastic storage bin shoved in the back of your closet. However large or small your space is you have to work with what you've got!

Scrapbook Organization Tips - Time: Do you scrapbook once a year, once a month, once a week, daily, or hourly? Knowing your standard frequency goes a long way toward determining how many supplies you need to buy and how much space you have to work in. Don't overwhelm yourself with too much stuff if you don't scrapbook frequently. But if scrapbooking is your main hobby and you do it a lot, you may want to stock up!

Scrapbook Organization Tips - Buying habits: The amount of supplies you buy should be determined by the space you have to work in and the time you have to do it -- not by those catchy accessories you simply must have. Before you grab every accessory you think you need, take some time to think about where you'll store it, when you'll use it and what you'll do with it.
About the Author
Sharon Mann is President of the I Hate Filing Club, a group of nearly 100,000 office professionals who hate filing but love finding new ways to become more organized. Here are some scrapbook organization supplies that will help you keep your hobby in order. Visit our website for details
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