If you know me at all, you know I love to organize. I can come over and help you, just give me a holler. Here's how this happened. I have all my smaller lots of ribbon on cardboard spools made using SU's round tab punch and they are in jars. Spools of ribbon are all in drawers in my roll top desk and cards with assortments were in a different drawer. Here is how my scraps were stored. Yes, that's a giant make up bag measuring 12" x 8" x 5". After dumping them all out yesterday to find what I wanted, I knew there had to be a better system.
I happened upon this neat expandable floss organizing system by Westex at Joannes. The binder is sold seperately from the zip bags. I bought 4 binders and 72 bags and put 18 bags in each binder. Now, all my carded ribbon assortments, fibers and ribbon scraps are contained and easy to flip through. I put them in my drawers like books opened to the middle and they are really easy to find what I am looking for at a glance. There is a spot on the bags to write a color or manufacturer, but I left ribbons on the original cards when possible. The actual bags are 3 1/2" x 5" and worked perfectly for my needs. I was able to eliminate the make up bag and an entire drawer with my new organization.
I hope I have inspired you to do some organizing of your own!