I covered this topic a couple of years ago and my system hasn’t changed much, but it has changed a little, so I wanted to share it with you guys. Originally, I purchased 2 Sterilite Wide 3-Drawer Units from Wal-Mart.
I organized them according to the type of paper that was in each drawer:
I still wanted to use the Sterilite units because I love them. They fit the paper perfectly, are inexpensive, and hold up well.
After some thought, I decided to organize them according to the brand of paper or where I purchased it. That meant that I had to purchase an additional drawer unit. A new unit meant I had 9 drawers to work with, which was a lot better than 6.
The 9 categories are as follows:
- Amy Tangerine
- Dear Lizzy
- Maggie Holmes
- Hobby Lobby
The bookplates on the front are the Martha Stewart bookplates from Staples. I may end up changing them in the future (I will let y’all know). I think I know why they are being discontinued. Two of them have rusted and they haven’t even been exposed to water. Super sad about that, so I will have to add some paint if I decide to keep them to cover up the annoying flaw.