I'm hoping I'm not the only one who hoards paper scraps. (What if I need that little 1/4" strip of cardstock for something?!) I have cut down on my paper scraps, first of all, by instituting a rule: if it's not large enough to punch a 1" shape out of, it gets tossed. Unless it's a 12" strip -- then I keep it if it's 1/2" wide or more. Easy enough.
And yet, I have SO many paper scraps. I have tried lots of different "organizing" methods, from complex (a box or bag for each color, stored in a binder) to simple (one big 'ole box). But with my latest scrap space re-organizing, I'm somewhere in between.
I have these IKEA cabinets that fit under my scrap table. The drawers aren't large enough for 12x12 paper, but they are great for storing scraps.
I am now storing my scraps in color families: warm colors in the first drawer (red, pink, orange, and yellow), cool colors in the second drawer (green, blue, and purple), and neutrals in the third drawer (white, cream, brown, black, and gray).
This system works great for me, because I'm usually looking for a specific color. Now, I like to go to my scraps first when I'm cutting with my Silhouette Cameo or using my manual die cutter. Plus it's handy for making cards and coordinating papers that you wouldn't normally put together.
I feel like I'm making the best use of my scraps. A great feeling! And when my drawers are getting too full, I make a point to create a layout or card entirely out of scraps, like these:
What do you do to store your scraps?