PRT053 – Getting It All Together

This week we’re talking about getting organized. What tips do the ladies have? Come listen to find out…

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  • Jen

    I love listening to all the PRT episodes. I am, as many of the other commenters have said, working on organizing all my stuff to make it easier to find. I generally go by color or at least color groupings and had a question. How do you address double sided patterned paper when the two sides are different colors? I’m sitting here looking at some paper that is blue on one side and orange on the other. I’ve got more than one sheet – should I put one piece with orange and one piece with blue? What if I want to use them both for a double page layout and forget I have two? Do I pick my favorite side? I would love to hear how others have organized in this situation. Thanks for the great show. I look forward to downloading it each week.

    Jen

  • Missus Wookie

    Really enjoyed this show and agree the “inspired scrapbooker” book is a great one.

    I’ve moved all my not flat (sticker/thicker/rub on) alphabets into individual letter drawers. I bought a set of small RUBs http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/html/onlineshop/rub/b00_14litreOrg.php and each letter has it’s own box, there are enough I can have numbers (grouped), punctuation and it is easy to rummage through and find a mixed font title.

    Thickers stay in my colour boxes, rubons are stored separately to prevent damage, but I’ve enjoyed being able to play around with sizes, shapes and colours in titles.

  • Brooke

    I love Paperclipping Roundtable all the way over here in Saudi Arabia. I also love organizing so I don’t know how I missed listening to this Feb. episode until Mar. Living overseas, I do a lot of shopping over the summer when I return home to the US. I found I was re-buying stuff I already had back home. This was especially a problem for expensive items like punches & stamps, At the time I didn’t have that many so I made some inventory sheets to take with me when I go shopping. When I get a new stamp set, I stamp an image of each one in the set on white cardstock, and keep them in a 3 ring binder. For punches, I punch tha shape out or black cardstock and glue them to a single sheet of white cardstock. I can see all of my punches at a glance without digging for anything.

    Now (6 years later) I have tons of stamps from several manufacturers, so I have to store them in different places – wood mounted Stampin’ Up on a bookshelf, CTMH acrylic in their storage boxes. With my inventory, I can look for the set I want, and see by the manufacturer where it is stored.I also helps me find the small images, like a heart or star, that may come with an alphabet.

    I mostly store my stuff out of sight (I get distracted by clutter) but I do have some of my prettiest stuff (flowers, butterflies, small hearts) in the pockets of shoe caddies hung on the wall or over a door.

    I have an organizational question that I would like to hear some scrapbookers solutions to. How do you keep track of your stories? I took Karen Grunberg’s BPC class “Book of Stories” last fall and only ended up with all sorts of possibilities but no solution for me. I have stories handwritten in notebooks, on 3×5 cards, in Word documents. Some of the more organized Book of Stories classmates use OneNote or EverNote, some used Excel spreadsheets to keep track of stories they want to tell, and stories they have already recorded,. whether it be on paper, on a blog or already scrapped. Some even had a master list of all their stories! Keep up the good work with PCRT. Love the show.