Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sticker Organization


I used to keep my stickers in a 12 x 12 plastic drawer storage thing.  I had them separated into 3 categories:  alphabet, holiday/occasion, and miscellaneous.

This organizational system didn't work for me.  The drawers were so full that whenever I needed something, I ended up dumping the entire drawer trying to find it.  Which resulted in me shoving things back in, wrinkled and folded stickers, really just a mess.  I am organized, but messy!

I decided to buy a couple 3 inch binders and try out this method.  I still need to create labels for the outside of the binders, I just haven't gotten that far yet.





I created my own tab dividers and used my cricut pens to label each of them.  They are hard to read in this photo, but easy to read in person.


The categories I used were:

Winter/Christmas
Halloween
Valentine's Day
Spring/Easter
Thanksgiving/Fall
Independence Day
Wedding/Love
Birthday
Summer/Beach
Baby/Kids
Alphabet/Numbers
Holiday Alphabet
Words/Phrases
Pets/Animals
Sports
Food/Drinks
Girly
School
Miscellaneous




 I used double sided tape to tape sticker packages to sheets of white printer paper.  I got this printer paper for $0.01 at Staples!!!  A whole ream for a penny!  Seriously, I love Staples!

I then slid the papers into clear page protectors.  These can be really expensive, but I found them at a local emporium for $1.00 per pkg.  I put two sheets of paper in each page protector (one facing each way).



They are a little bulky and full, but they are so easy to use.  I slide the sheet of paper out, use the stickers I need, and slide the sheet back in.

Someday when I have a larger space, they will have a nice shelf to sit on.  Right now, they sit on my work space and I move them when I need the extra space.

7 comments:

  1. You're killing me! I love stickers too. Great idea! THanks for linking up.

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  2. Hi I just found your blog via the Decorate and Organize Everything website. This binder idea is genius. And it's so much more affordable than one of those things that you clip your sticker sheets to. That thing that spins...you know what I mean?

    Anyhow, I already have binders and protective sheet covers. I might start this today!

    Thanks for the idea!
    Veronica in CA
    veronicacts at hotmail dot com

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  3. Finally! a way to organize my stickers and get them out of the monster sized bin they're currently residing in! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Omg this idea is exactly what I have been looking for!!! Genius

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  5. I thought this was a great idea too. I started my process today & was quickly stumped. HA! I have a lot of loose ephemera that matches my sticker sheets. What on earth did you do with these? It seems a little hap-hazard to just dump them into the clear sheet protector. Thoughts? Ideas? Thanks:)

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    1. Ashly.wilhelm@yahoo.comMay 5, 2017 at 10:48 AM

      I too am looking for a solution to the clipped sticker madness! That's how I stumbled upon this. Haha. I would love to hear any ideas you may have come across!!

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  6. I just happened upon this while looking for sticker organization! This is a good idea and I have to tell you I laughed out loud when I read "Crafts and Crap"! Brilliant!

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