I got that title from my stampin' sister Linda V. :o) I've been busy organizing. I am my mother's daughter - one of those people who believe that everything has it's place (my poor family). AND, I have to start with a clean area. Whether it is crafting a project or cooking a meal, I need a clutter free surface - at least to start with.
I'm including some photos and tips for how I organize. I hope it helps someone. I've gotten great ideas from crafting blogs, YouTube, and organization books. It has taken me YEARS, lots of crafting allowance (I have not bought new clothes in three years), sales, and coupons to get to this point. I started with shoe a box of stamps, grew to a plastic drawer storage bin, and the rest is history. This is what works for me! :o)
Stamp Storage: I have both wood mounted and unmounted. I started buying unmounted when I saw the cost and storage benefits. When available, I buy rubber only and mount the stamps on EZMount. I prefer the thin. I even stopped mounting my Stampin' Up! stamps. Click here for an idea of what to do with those wooden pieces. My wood mounted stamps are stored in plastic cases in sets by manufacturer, by size, in alphabetical order, on a CD/DVD storage case and also in drawers by stamp manufacturer. It may be a bit much for some people, but it works for me. :o) AND, that's the wonderful thing about having your own space - no matter how big or small, you can organize it the way it works for you! :o)
My unmounted stamps are stored in a few ways; Notebook binders, Plastic Bins, and Clear Translucent Enclosed Mini Binders . In all solutions, I use storage panels. They are made for cling mounted stamps. I also have several clear stamp sets and some cling mount sets that I keep in their original containers on the CD/DVD case. Once I decided to go unmounted, I invested in a hot knife tool. You can also use non-stick scissors to cut out the EZMount foam.
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!