Its been a long time in coming, but I finally have up the pictures I promised of more of my storage and organization ideas. You'll find them on my Facebook page, but I'll share them here, too, and depending on how much I have to say about these pictures, I may or may not save my most recent layouts until another post.
I only wish I had something to store these cover inserts in, other than the page protectors. I love the idea of storing them in page protectors- before I thought of this idea, I just threw them in the recycling. It always kind of irked me that I never knew what collection my paper came from; I generally know all of the manufacturers I have in my stash, but never the collection. Now that I keep all these, I can reference them if I want to share that information. (Such as with you, or if I'm submitting a project to a magazine for publishing). To make sure the top pieces of paper don't fall on top of the bottom ones, I've used some paper clips to hold them in place. It'll also make it easy to take them out and throw them out when I no longer have any of that particular paper in my stash. The covers that come in 12x12 packs, I've trimmed down so that I can see the collection name, and discarded the rest (though, after a brain wave, I kept portions of my two newest covers, because I thought they'd work well for projects somewhere down the line :)
I do plan on putting shelves up in my closet one day; when that's done, my borders will move back into the closet. But for now, this will be their home!
The strips of paper in each of the slots are varying lengths, but I tried keeping them as close to 8.5 inches as possible, since that's the size I mostly work in. When I was trimming them down, I would get a little lazy, so some of them are more like 8 inches, or very close, but I figure they'll work, too, since all my borders don't have to be exactly 8.5 inches or 11 or 12 inches. Variety is the spice of life!