I have always thrown my vegetable seeds in a basket, box or whatever was handy at the moment. This has never been a good system for me. Seeds have gotten wet or left outside and ruined. In an effort to stop wasting seeds and money and be able to actually find what I’m looking for, I’ve decided to organize the seeds I have for the upcoming spring planting. Come along as I show you the seed organizing solution that worked for me.
- Plastic storage box (with straight sides)
- Ruler or tape measure
- We R Memory Keepers The Works
I used these items because I had them on hand and didn’t want to go out and purchase something new. Look around your home and see if there is a box or bin that will work for the seeds you need to organize. Follow the steps below for the tab dividers but adjust the size to fit your container.
Making the tab dividers
I’ve been loving all the features that the We R Memory Keepers the Works All in One tool has! So many handy features contained in one tool!! I followed the instructions for the tab dividers and I was surprised how quick and easy they were to make.
This tool is pricey so watch for sales or if you purchase it from Hobby Lobby make sure to use your 40% off coupon.
Start by measuring your container and determine the size you want your dividers to be. Take into consideration the height of your lid and how tall you want your tabs to stick up above the edge of your box.
I used sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock for my dividers and got two dividers out of each sheet. I first cut the sheet to 5 7/8 inches. Rotated the paper and cut two sections at 5 1/8 inches.
Next I used the tab punch to create side tabs and center tabs. The markings are easy to follow on the We R Memory Keepers all in one tool to create the right size of tabs for your paper size.
Make as many dividers as you need for the seeds you have. I made a few extra to store in the back of my box for future seeds I acquire. Now it is time to organize your seeds! I sorted and laid all my seeds out in alphabetical order to make labeling my dividers easier. I simply wrote each category on a divider and placed the matching seeds behind it.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you to go organize your seeds!