Scrapbook Organization

Written by Liza Hartung
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Scrapbook organization is the key to effective scrapbooking. I'm sure there are some of you that are saying, "I have my supplies all over the place and I do just fine." Well, then, I'm sure your disorganization is a form of organization for you. However, not all of us work that way. Before you start any scrapbook, you will want to gather all of the photos you intend on using. Put them in piles according to chronological order and event.

Organizing your photos first will give you an idea of how many pages you will be making, what theme or color scheme you will want to go with and what kind of supplies you will need. Next, look at your current scrapbooking stash. See what you already have that you can use for this book. Notice what you do not have that you are going to need. Make a list to bring to the store with you. If you have a list, you are less likely to overspend.

At Home Scrapbook Organization

When you are working on a scrapbook, it is best to have a specific area where you can keep your book open and ready to go. If you are using a table or a section of the floor, make sure you are not in direct sunlight. This can cause your photos and paper to fade. Some of us are not so lucky as to have the space to keep out our works in progress. This is where true scrapbook organization comes in. You must have a way to easily set up shop and close it down without messing up all your supplies.

For this scrapbook organization, you might want to have a crafting toolbox. All the different drawers, dividers and sections will help you keep things organized. You can find lots of options and styles for these toolboxes online. It's also a good idea to clean as you go. When you are cleaning up for the day, put paper in stacks. Turn piles in opposite directions as you stack them on top of each other to keep them separate. Good organization makes for effective scrapbooking.


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