Each family has its own special story, along with a one-of-a-kind collection of mementos and keepsakes to mark important events in life. Your wedding, your baby's first steps, your anniversary each year – these are just some of the precious moments that families savor and relive time and time again through keepsakes.
Photographs are usually front and center when it comes to remembering milestones in our lives. Almost everyone has a photo album, and this is a useful way to keep photos from being lost or scattered throughout the house. A great idea is to turn your album into an illustrated family history by sorting them chronologically.
You can also do the same for projects that include items you find in the newspaper, magazines, and online. Most of us have this type of collection, based on our individual interests. These items may range from success stories that motivate us, to kitchen tips and recipes.
Having these items scattered throughout your home, or even across one room, makes them far less useful. If you can't find the item, you certainly can't benefit from the information. Think of how much time is wasted searching for that article you remember saving, the recipe you wanted to try today, or that great picture of you and your best friend watching the sun go down.
So, what's the solution? You need to develop a system for keeping all of these sundry items organized so that they're handy when you need them. An organizer for scrapbooking materials is a great way to accomplish this.
Scrapbook organizers are great for storing all of the bits and pieces of miscellany you've collected, like magazine articles, pictures, and half-finished projects. Keeping them organized will make it far easier to find what you need, when you need it. No more searching all over the house hunting for a needle in a haystack.
A portable scrapbook organizer also makes your collection easy to take with you. You can carry it from place to place discreetly, since it looks just like a tote or handbag. This is a great idea to keep your papers, photos, or other items organized when you are vacationing or taking a trip.
Your scrapbook organizer is also a great way to keep you on task. You'll be able to check the status of your projects at a glance, and keeping things organized is the best way to chart your daily "to do" list.
There are a couple of ways to get a scrapbook organizer. You can buy one (they're quite affordable), or you could even make your own. If you do make your own, you can play around and be creative to make an attractive organizer that fits your storage needs, and your personality.
If your just getting started scrapbooking and for storing most of your everyday supplies, a box will work nicely. This keeps everything together so you can find exactly what you need. Or, keep a shelf or drawer in your home that is dedicated to storing your scrapbooks.
Whatever organization method you choose, be sure to keep your supplies tidy and all in one place. That way, you'll be able to check the status of your projects, find what you need, and alleviate the stress and frustration of wasted time looking for items you can't find.
back to top of page
Return from Scrapbook Organizer to Family Life Today
Return to Life Organize It