Here is the link to the organization blog challenge: My Love Affair with the Label Maker: Organize Your Stuff Challenge - Week 13
I used to organize my fairly small acrylic stamp collection in 2 zip binders I got in school supplies at Big Lots. But I never used them, just organized and bought.
After I spent $170 at a CTMH party and didn't use any of them for 6 months, I decided I'm really not a stamper. Scrapbooking is already a time-consuming process -- adding the extra step of choosing a stamp, which kind of stamp pad, embossing or not, is just too much work for something I want to be fun. So I sold almost all of my collection last month at the LSS garage sale (yeah, more money for paper, my true love!).
I kept journaling stamps, and stamps for birthdays and party invites, since I use those for cardmaking. I sold the majority of my alphas (a few came back unsold, so I worked them back in). I organized all my cardmaking stamps in CD cases, except a few CTMH sentiment sets I kept.
Journaling and alphas, which will be used for scrapping, are in my new 6x6 Rubbermaid drawers (25% off as they are now clearance at OfficeMax).
Alphas, Daters and a few clock stamps:
Journaling stamps (can never have too many of these!):
Sentiments - sets are broken up into themes in CD cases. Love this for when I need to make a quick card.
CD cases all nicely labeled with clear labels - WookieMouse isn't the only label fanatic! (the KI alphas - they are too long for the drawers, but I'll just cut up the plastic when I can find my junky scissors)
I'm glad I thought about my scrapping process, and decided I could do without many stamps. More space and money for the things I do love.