Long before Pinterest my main source of inspiration was home decor and DIY magazines. Actually, even after Pinterest, they still offer a great source of inspiration but unfortunately lugging around hundreds of magazines can get a little hefty. For me the solution is my handy-dandy “Good Idea Book.”
Here’s how it works.
I keep 12 months of hard copies of each of my magazine subscriptions. To save space I cycle out the older magazines as the new ones come in. To keep from losing all that inspiration I go thru each magazine and tear out the pages that look like something that could be useful in the future before I toss out the old one out.Using a binder and a three whole punch I take all these good ideas and add them to my “Good Idea Book.” Dividers help me sort my good ideas into manageable categories.
For added storage of smaller items like pamphlets and tear sheets that are too small to be punched I use dividers with pockets.
I also have a “Good Idea Book” for future scarp booking projects. Here I use a smaller journal type book also with pocket dividers. I use double stick tape to adhere the ideas I have cut out right to the page. I also add notes on what I like about the projects. This book is small enough to carry with me to crops or on the go. It is divided into these three categories
This system works great for me!
Do you have a way to keep your inspiration organized?