Whichever storage method you choose, look for see-through containers. It's much easier to work if you can quickly identify the contents inside your bins. Storage containers also should be large enough to accommodate stacks of 12x12" paper. Many products are sized especially for scrapbooking papers, including containers by Cropper Hopper, Generations, and The Container Store (shown here).
To really cut down on searching time, label your containers as well. If you're using the plastic bag system mentioned earlier, attach an index tab to the open end of the bag to label the group. If you're using rigid containers, simply computer-print or handwrite a label on a strip of card stock or a tag and attach to the box front. Even when using see-through containers or open, vertical storage, an easy-to-read label will make finding things at a glance easier.
-- article by Renee Villalobos-Campa