No matter which type of scrapbooking you do, page protectors or plastics are a necessary supply to keep your pages looking nice. If you are a pocket page scrapbooker or use different sizes of albums, you need a variety of plastics in order to accommodate different sizes of photos, papers or cards.
I used to just have a big pile of page protectors but of course it was difficult to find the one I was looking for and some of them ended up getting quite beat up. As I cleared out a bunch of supplies last year (you can read about that here), I freed up a bunch of Cropper Hopper paper holders that I had. Luckily I stashed them away until I was sure I wouldn’t need them for something.
One day I sat down with my label maker, one of my favorite office supplies, and took advantage of the paper holders that I had on hand. These holders also came with dividers which made separating the types of plastics so much easier.
Putting these shelves under here is one of my most favorite parts of my scrap room. I love how efficient it is, not taking up any space in my floor plan. It makes me feel ultra organized, and I can quickly grab what I need, when I need it.
Let’s not discuss how many plastics I have! I could probably support a couple of scrapbooking friends at this point. I know I have more than I need, but at least I can say I’ve got one part of my scrap room that is tidy!
As you can see we do things differently but we are both looking for ways that work with our space and our work flow. Here are some other ideas on our Pinterest Board Stash Your Crap: Page Protectors. Of course our goal is to use these up so we don’t have to store so many but being able to see what we have is the first step. What do you do with your plastics?