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Username Post: Getting Organized! Finally!        (Topic#1591407)
Henri Jean
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I organized all my brads by color taking them out of packing with a mixture of colors as well as those stupid boxes where the different colors jump into the other compartments - all by themselves! I hate the boxes with compartments.

This is a plastic box for sorting beads from the jewelry dept of Joanns or one of the box stores - each color has its own jar with a cap. If going to a crop I can just throw in the tiny jar I need.

Getting Organized! By Henri Jean


 
bonprof
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In response to Henri Jean

Very cool!! Its a great feeling being organized!!


 
idlewoman
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I finally figured out that the way I scrap it works for me to organize everything by color. I have all my brads, buttons, flowers, beads, bling, etc that are the same color in one box. When I scrap I pull whatever color box I need and it is all there. EXCEPT I haven't figured out the ribbon thing. They are the bane of my scrapbook organization.


 
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In response to idlewoman

I have decided that I truly need to organize by color, since that's the way I seem to scrap. Now I just have to make myself go in there and do it. I should be finished by, say, 2042. I'll be 89!


 
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Isn't that funny, I've tried organizing by color and for some reason it just doesn't click with me. I do better when I categorize things like "small brads" "medium brads" "large brads". This looks so good though. You'll know where everything is.


 
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That is super funny. That is how I have been storing mine. However, at my last trip to the bead section I found the compartment boxes only they had tracks built into the lids to ensure that the stuff stays in their designated compartments.... so I bought some of those and have been switching my stroage containers out.....


 
Henri Jean
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I bought some of these boxes with the little round screw-type jars and I really like them. I can just drop on little jar in my scrap bag or pocket when I run out the door.

I can't sort everything by color - when I get the brads in red and flowers in red and ribbon and buttons in red and all the other little things in red - the container would be so big I'd never find anything.

I have to keep flower together, buttons together, brads together and then have a container or way of sorting those items by color. Then I can grab red flowers or red brads or red buttons.

But it would be too overwhelming to put everything together by color. Just too much stuff her for that. I have the equivalent of a small scrapbook store here I think! Its getting to that point anyway!


 
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I bought this organizer for my brads and eyelets when I first started scrapbooking and I have to say that it has met my every need as far as keeping my brads organized. I could probably use two of them now! I also like the Bo Bunny brads (because I just like anything Bo Bunny!) that come in the containers that have a magnet bottom. Can't tell you how many times that magnetic bottom has come in handy to pick up spilled brads!


 
Henri Jean
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I like the magnetic container - what a great idea!


 
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My DIL went into my scrap room last weekend and screamed. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that she thought I had more stuff than Michael's. I don't know if that was a good thing or not...


 
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  • Mimiof123 Said:
My DIL went into my scrap room last weekend and screamed. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that she thought I had more stuff than Michael's. I don't know if that was a good thing or not...



I would take it as a compliment!


 
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I have magnetic board with the little containers and I love it! The windows lets me see everything.
Too funny Mimiof123! Now she knows where to get the best deals. LOL!


 
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In response to olleharr

That's what she and my daughter both think. Don't go to the store when you can shop at mom's for free!


 
Henri Jean
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Now I feel like I don't have a lot. Maybe I should go buy some more!

Love the little containers Lisa.


 
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In response to Henri Jean

Oh I love those containers on the magnetic board! How cool!


 
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I love the idea of having this many goodies at your fingertips. Where did you find the magnetic board?


 
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I got the magnetic board at Office Max and the containers at Michaels in the wedding isle. They're actually party favor tins and I just bought a roll of Magnet tape to stick on the backs.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to olleharr

Now that is clever!


 
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I started using the Scrap Rack system about 6-7 years ago...and love it so much.. I sort by color for basic embellishments. Also sort by Holidays/happenings: Easter, Xmas, Birthdays, Travel, etc.



 
Henri Jean
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Don't you need a lot of space for that? I've heard good things about it.


 
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