Friday Favorite: Paper Trays

I have tried a few things to organize my cardstock the past few years.  I use mainly the 8.5 x 11 size at this point.

Here’s what I’ve tried:

File drawers:  Wasn’t me.  I’m a visual person.

Plastic magazine holder type containers by Cropper Hopper:  Didn’t work so well.  I found the bottom of the container bent the cardstock because of the pieces of plastic that are folded together inside.

Vertical paper storage cubes by JetMax (found at Michaels):  Was okay, but I found that since it was more for 12 x 12 sized paper/cardstock, my 8.5 x 11 got pushed to the back.  I was trying to fit color groups into one slot and they’d get all jumbled up and the scraps that I had just got lost.  *note:  I keep very small scraps in a little basket organized in clear envelopes by individual colors.

After looking around for other ideas, I gave in and ordered some of these stackable paper trays:

Each color now has its own slot.  I’m not digging through other colors to find what I want and I can see what I need to reorder with a quick glance!  For this girl that thrives on organization, I’m extremely happy!  They aren’t exactly cheap, but I’m paying for them by purging some of my craft room things onto Ebay!  🙂  Out with the old.  In with the new.  Gotta love spring cleaning!

1 Comment

  • Fia Posted Friday, 04/08/2011 8:45 pm

    I love the trays and wish I could have as many!

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