Let's Talk: Fabric Scraps

Lately i've been on an organizing kick; when I say lately I mean for the past few months…not sure if that counts as "lately", but it does today. Organizing also includes getting rid of/donating everything that we don't need, want, or use anymore. Now to my dilemma...I'm sure you have figured out that I happen to sew a lot, which means that I accumulate a ton of leftover fabric a.k.a. fabric scraps. (dun, dun, DUN!!!). The actual scraps aren't the problem though…the problem is that I have no idea how to organize them in a way thats functional, simple, and quick. Do I arrange them by size? color? Should I store them in boxes? bags? baskets? Should they be cut down to specific sizes (i.e. 2in. squares, 2in. by X-amount rectangles, etc.)?

Help me out here. How do you organize your fabric scraps? Please let me in on your secret…I promise I won't tell.

p.s. If your on the hunt for a great blog about organization check out Annie from Live Simply. I stumbled upon her website last week and have been reading non-stop. Not gonna lie…kinda wish we were friends haha. Not creepy at all right? Right.