Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOYWW #185: Organizing Stamps

It's been a spectacularly un-crafty week: I blame a new computer game and finishing the semester's grading. But many new stamps have showed up in the last few weeks, so this evening I spread them out so I could figure out a) what size plastic envelope they should go in and b) whether I needed any more envelopes.

I have half of a stamp storage system: I have each stamp set tucked in a polypropylene folder with white cardstock, inspired by Scrapperia's clear stamp storage. This takes care of the stamps very neatly. But I haven't yet figured out what to put the folders in... I want to be able to flip through them. Meanwhile, they live in a box, fairly tidy but not optimally set up for flipping.

It turns out I need a bunch more 4"x6" folders. I'll probably get some more 5"x8" when I order them, as I'm starting to run low.

For the curious, the folders are "Econolopes" -- the brand seems to be either Angler's or Advantus (maybe they're the same company?). Last time I bought a bunch, the best deal I could find was at (I'm not any kind of affiliate... but as I've been frustrated looking for other people's storage solutions before, I figured I'd link these.)


  1. Oh, organizing is fun because it means you have lots of STUFF if you need to worry about organizing! Looks like you have a good system going - I agree that flipping through is important, so hope you find a box you like for that.

    Wishing you a Happy Holidays! Darnell #32

  2. I'm just popping by to say....
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  3. The allusive "perfect storage" is always a stampers and scrappers quest! LOL Looks like you have a pretty good set up started, I have to be able to see and flip too.
    Meryy Christmas
    Krisha #78

  4. Oh, I can't wait until I have a REAL craft room! Organization and maximum usage of space is critical when you have a small space!

    Merry Christmas and Happy WOYWW
    Kay #84