I am guilty of not being the most organized person in the world, my house can be a bit cluttered, but my photos are organized! If you asked me for a photo of a specific event I can put my hand on that quite quickly! I love the Power Sort Box for my photos, but it is also very handy when organizing scrapbooking supplies.
I have a Power Sort Box for each, but if I am going out for just an evening to scrapbook and I don’t need all of my photos I may just grab the couple compartment boxes that I want and fit them into my embellishment box.
I have my embellishments organized alphabetically as well as my photo mats so I can find them quickly. I have mine separated out, but it is a personal preference of what works for you. You could keep your photo mats with embellishments from the same collection.
As for my photos, I organize by album and chronologically within each compartment folder. I have used a CM pen on the divider and it can easily be wiped off if you want to reuse the divider. There are many ways to organize your photos, depending on your scrapbooking needs. I have albums for each child, family album, vacation album, heritage album, etc…. You may have one family album and therefore you could organize your Power Sort Box by events, occasions and holidays or in strictly chronological order.
Within my compartment boxes, I have my photos organized by event or layouts that I want to do. I use the divider to list the layouts that I want to complete in that album and when it is completed I erase it from the divider.
Another great organizing tool is the Power Layouts Kit to get your projects organized. This box is the perfect size to fit your scrapbook papers or pages in to transport them to crops or to just keep you organized with what layouts you want to complete next. The Power Layouts Kit includes 15 guides to slide between your layout supplies for each page.
I like to use my Power Layout kit when I am heading away for a weekend of scrapbooking and I have a page goal to achieve in my albums. It takes some organizing before you go, but it really speeds up your thought process on each page when you sit down to scrapbook them. It is really just a matter of assembling the page.
I am working on an album for our 25th Wedding Anniversary year. I have printed photos of my husband and I throughout the year since our 24th Anniversary up to our 25th Anniversary last week. I have my photos organized chronologically so the Power Layouts Kit is perfect to keep them organized. I chose the photos, picked papers, mats, journal boxes and embellishments that would work on that layout. If I was super organized I could have matted the photos now and also written my story on the journal box.
When I sit down to work on my pages I am ready to start putting my page together and I don’t have to decide colours or what collection I am going to use. It is already done!
As you can see above I have two layouts ready to compete and I have all the supplies I will need including the stickers for both pages.
After I have all of my supplies organized and placed in the box I add embellishments, foam squares, stickers, ABC123 stickers and you can even add in a tape runner. The box closes securely and nothing gets out of order or mixed up with other pages. It all stays put where you want it!
Being organized can be challenging, but with these two great tools, it is easy!