Taming the Rubber Stamp Chaos!
I had a mess. A really BIG mess. Somehow I manage to always be in a rush when I am working on letter writing...mail art, etc. Hence...things get tossed into whatever drawer is convenient when clean- up time commences. When cleaning out one of my 12 drawer organizer stands , I started noticing that I had lots of cling rubber stamps but that I rarely used them. Many of my clings have never even made it out of their packages. But they were mounting in number because of the wonderful sales I kept finding! I made a mental note of it...and decided that I needed to get them organized in an easily visible, and inexpensive way.
That's where Walmart came into the picture. I was perusing the office supplies, as I usually do from time to time, when this caught my eye:
It doesn't really have a name, except for organizer. It is plastic with a comb binder. It contains 3 pages with 8 clear 1/2 size pockets on each of the pages (front and back) and on the inside cover, and back inside cover. The pages are clear and open at the top and the bottom, so you could slide things into the pages.
I placed a piece of heavy paper inside each of the clear pages, so that I could see clearer my clings on both sides of the pages. Does that make any sense?
I have those cute small sets (upper left) and I have larger sets as well. I am able to get about 20-25 sets depending on their sizes per notebook.
These larger sets fit nicely.
For the price ($3.88--or close to that) I think it is a good buy. The smaller sets will move around a bit, but not too badly. I have seen stamper stores that sell the cards to put clings on...but they are quite expensive. This is a price I can live with.
Hopefully now that my cling stamps are a bit more visible to me, I will find myself using them more, and not purchasing doubles...which I have done! Ugh! In a future post I would like to share how I manage my supplies and would love to hear your ideas and solutions as well.
Happy letter writing!