I use different systems...from the beginning, my space was telling me pretty much how I should organize my papers... I wish I could put everything in one place, but my room is not set up that way...so I adapted and here it is was is working for me so far...
I hope you can find these ideas helpful...
12x12 SHEETS OF PATTERN PAPER
I found this rack at an scrapbook convention, I only have this, If it doesn't fit, that means I do not need that paper...this helps me not to buy extra :) I have it organized by colors, companies and/or subjects.
12x12 SHEETS OF SOLID COLOR PAPER
I like the look of these Frosted Paper Plastic Holders , specially the metal hinges, I bought them from "Oriental Trading"
In these I have Bazzill and Stampin'Up!
I have 2 of these units on each side of my desk. In one unit, I store all my Stampin'Up! paper and on the other one a variety of other companies (like "Stardream" (metallic cardstock) and Papertrey Ink cardstock).
The white units/storage furniture are for the computer and they are from IKEA, I painted the document letter wood trays in white and stack them up, in a slope, also from IKEA
On the side I place an index of the colors and names of the papers...
I always keep the scraps in the same package
8 1/2 x 11 SHEETS OF WHITE CARDSTOCK
I have this plastic container from "Target" underneath my desk and has all my WHITES divided in folders and labeled..in all weights and textures depending on my project.
I have folders for my watercolor, Neenah to use with my copics, 100 Lb. Wasau for sturdy projects, "Ranger" specialty paper for stamping, copy paper, writting papers, the ones that I put inside the cards, not too heavy and with patterns or textures etc, etc... you can see the labels...
and I place them in these pretty folders from "Punch Studio", you can find several designs here
In this section on my craft room, the right side only, I use it for "specialty" papers, pre-cut and score cards, envelopes and all my Memory Box papers.
The storage cubes with drawers and dividers are from Michaels', they called it "Modular " system.
I die cut these pretty pattern papers from Memory Box and have them in my desk, this makes it easier to mix and match when working and deciding which one to use. (I did a same ring with the solid ones).
Did you know that MB's card stock is wonderful for sanding because it has a white core and is white on the other side? the same with the MB's solids.
I store My Memory Box card stock in one of this boxes, which I found at my Dollar Japanese store.
They fit exactly in the cubes, which is perfect..
The other storage boxes, which I found at Joann's have specialty papers and pre-cut and pre-score cards.
papers like: metallic/shimmering, foil, mesh, handmade, vellum, origami etc...
and in the drawer the enveloppes...
Having all the papers organized makes your work more efficient, know what you have and it doesn't let you buy more...