This summer has been one half chaotic and one half flying by the seat of my pants. We've had a lot of fun, but I have been in some serious need of catching up on my organizing. I wanted to do something fun, so I started with going through by magazine back issues. I admit, I am a bit of a magazine addict. I only subscribe to a few, but if one catches my fancy at the store I'll bring it home. I only keep a year's worth of back issues and then go through any of the issues that are older than that, tearing out what I like and putting the rest of the magazine in my garage sale pile. After I've gone through what I have set aside, I sort them according to theme: recipes, scrapbook and card ideas, craft ideas and holiday ideas. Recipes go in my "to try" pile in the kitchen. If the survive the vetting process (aka my family) they go into my recipe collection book. The general craft ideas and holiday ideas go into a hanging file, organized by theme so they are easy to find. Any paper crafting ideas go into my Idea Book. I love this thing...it's a great source of inspiration for things from cards and scrapping to visiting teaching ideas. I have it organized by general themes: layouts, accents, cards, titles/journaling blocks, and patterns. As I add new ideas to the book, I make sure to pull out any that I have already used or that are outdated. I love this thing.
How do your organize your ideas??