It took 3 days off & on to sort thru my new box of patterned paper. I sort it by size & color.I have them sorted by floral,geometric etc in color families. While I was @ it,I mended my 12x12 box w/glue & duct tape. I reorganized the paper in there before I added the new paper. Now I have Vellum paper up front, my Easter & spring next so I won't forget to use it,floral,geometric ,western,patriotic paper @ the back of the box. I found some paper I used on my new project that had gotten buried in my stash.
I dumped out my box of colored card stock on the table. It had been in a box laying flat. I had it organized but I hate rummaging thru it looking for a size I wanted.I have 2 JoAnn C-mas card boxes that now have mat sized pieces in it. I have it in color order, white .red,orange ,yellow pink,green,blue,brown grey & black, This paid off Fri. while s/booking. All I had to do was just flip to the color I wanted for a mat. My L/O's worked up so quick this way.
The problem is w/the bigger pieces.I used a tall priority mail box for these. the tall skinny pieces are in color bundles w/a rubber band around it. I was afraid if I just put the bigger pieces in loose even in color families I still have a mess finding them I 1st started using the big black clamps w/ 1 color family. I ran out of them. I tried using smaller paper clips since I out of the bigger paper clips. I noticed later when I was thru the box,the paper clips were coming off.
I have ATC size pieces sorted out & put in my drawers w/rubber bands. Some of them are going to a Swap-bot buddy
I have a flat box on the floor w/odd sizes of patterned paper sort by sizes.