5/21 Grad Day & Paper Organization
My SU punches are stored in a drawer near by so on the side of my filing cabinet, I have some of my punches represented on black paper squares. When I want to check a punch out for size, I just grab the paper square and hold it up to where ever I want to use it. I took a few magnetic business cards and cut them into strips, then I taped the magnetic strips onto the punch cut outs so that they can be easily removed and replaced. The calender off to the left is where I store receipts that are not business related. There is a pocket for each month of the year. That way, when I need to return an item, I can usually find the receipt fairly quickly. The small drawers on top of the cabinet are where I store my markers, gel pens, watercolor pencils, blender pens etc. I picked these up at a garage sale, but I am sure you can find them in any Target, Walmart or Office Supply store. The two wooden boxes on top of the small drawers are memento boxes holding treasures from my travels. The little boy and girl in the picture hanginf on the wall to left is a picture of my brother and me. He was one and I was four in 1967.
Here is how I file my paper. All 48 colors are filed alphabetically. I'm a chronological person and abc, 123 is the way I think. Begin at the beginning and end at the end. It's kind of amazing I have any creativity in me at all!
When I start to run low on a certain color of paper, I take the paper tab and move it over to the far right of the folder. Then, when I place an order, it takes only a moment to figure out what colors of paper I need to order. The key is then to remember to move the tab back over to the left once the order is placed. I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten to move the tab back and then I order the paper twice!! Not so serious when you are a demo and go through reams and reams of paper . . . but when I did this a happy customer, it used to kind of make me mad as that was money I could have spent of stamps or accessories!
Here is a picture of one of my paper files open. You'll notice that I have a page protector (heavy duty) in each color file. That is where I store my scraps. I am much more likely to use my scraps when they are stored and organized with the actual paper color.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the paper tour. I've never actually shared pictures of my room before as I didn't think I had anything particularly special to share about it. But, whenever my customers bring a friend along to a workshop or a class and they want to show them my room and how it is organized . . . well, it makes me think I must be doing something right. I hope to share more in the coming weeks.
Thanks for stopping by today!!