Well Organized Collections

Inspiration Roundup

It doesn't matter how many things you collect as long as you go about it in a well organized fashion. Whether you choose to display your collection or tuck it away in a safe spot, here are some ideas to get you headed in the right direction.

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1. Show off and store your collected dishware stacked in a shelving system or in a sideboard: Adding Color with Vintage Pyrex
2. If you have the means, have a storage unit built for your specific collection needs. This one that accommodates a collection of vintage cook books and pamphlets and also has poster/map storage on the side: Steve and Nancy's Vintage Sunset Inspired Home
3. If shoes are your thing, try organizing them by color so you can find the perfect pair in a sinch: Inspiration: Organizing by Color
4. We like storing various collected paper goods in a large flat file. This image features an "inspiration wire" that allows certain parts of the collection to be neatly displayed: Inspiration Displays
5 This easily accessible file system keeps your magazine collection close at hand while you relax on the couch: 10+ Magazine Storage Solutions

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6. This clever storage solution for a collection of wrapping paper could easily cross over to containing other types of large paper (posters, wallpaper, etc.): Clever Storage Ideas
7. If you don't want to file you photos away into albums, here is one reader submitted idea for a photo cubby that leaves your collection readily accessible: Dawn's Photo Display and Storage. When it comes to photo collections, we would be remiss not to recommend Insuring Your Treasured Photos: Digital Archiving
8. This is a beautiful way to store and display your jewelry collection: Best Storage Systems from AT:CHI House Tours
9. A well organized closet space can serve as a great library for an unsightly DVD collection: Mission Accomplished: The Closet Library
10. If you don't want to hide away your treasures, make your book collection the focal point of a room: The Ever-Versatile IKEA Expedit