I recently conducted a customer survey and asked what their biggest frustrations are. And in all honestly I was a bit surprised. The number one answer was organization. It appears that many of you struggle to keep your crafting supplies organized and I can certainly help with that.
Here's the first thing you need to know: you don't have to spend a lot of money to help you become organized. Yes, you see a lot of YouTube videos of crafters sharing their beautiful and well stocked craft rooms and that's nice.... but not necessary. I recently moved and if you follow me on Periscope (@nutzaboutstamps) I will soon show you how I organize all of my crafting supplies!
For today, let's talk about organizing your stamp sets. I see four ways of doing this:
- By Catalog
- By type of stamp set (clear, photopolymer, wood, other)
Is there one right way? A simple answer: no. I have seen all four ways done and even a combination of all four (yikes) which I would not recommend.
Here's how I organize my stamp sets:
I have them divided into clear mount/photopolymer and wood mount. I bet you can guess which kinds I prefer! And mine are organized* alphabetically (A-Z). I laid them in their sides deliberately too. I can easily see the name if looking by name but I can also see the images in the spine so sometimes look by image too.
How do you organize your stamp sets? Do you use one of the four methods above? Or do you do something different? Post your answers below by clicking on 'Comments'.
*The sets in the photo above are all current. My retired sets are stored in a box until I sell them.