When I blogged about my biggest scrapbook quirk, I told you that I am afraid of running out of storage space for my scrapbooks. Check out the picture below. With the exception of the large white album on the left (our wedding album), these are the albums that hold layouts about Trevor. He is 5 years old. There are 11 albums. I don't want to scrap LESS about him- as it is, I feel like there are countless untold stories- but I'm not sure how much longer I can sustain a 2 album/year growth in album storage.
We're in the process of redoing Trevor's bedroom. We're adding lots more shelf space, some of which I want to be deep enough to store his scrapbooks. I want to get his scrapbooks out of my craftroom where they are not accessible to Trevor and put them where he can enjoy them. Which brings me to my album dilemma.
As you can see, my albums are not color-coordinated or all that attractive. When Trevor was first born, I bought a few of Mrs. Grossman's Favorite Albums in cream and blue. When Mrs. Grossman's stopped making them, I bought up every one I could find regardless of color. That's how I ended up with green, copper, and black. I hate that they're all mismatched. And the problem will only get worse, as I now HAVE to switch to a different brand. So not only will the colors not match, but the album style won't either.
So do I bite the bullet and spend a fortune replacing these albums to make them attractive and color-coordinated on his shelves? These albums wouldn't go to waste- there are plenty of other layouts that need a home. Or do I keep his layouts in these albums (he certainly doesn't care what they look like) and try to find some sort of neutral post-bound album that sort of coordinates? If I do replace these albums, do I finally switch from post-bound to 3-ring? I see advantages and disadvantages to each.
Ack! What should I do???