Do you have too many stamps and punches to easily remember? Do you reoutinely "discover" stamps and punches that you already own? I definitely do! And something needed to be done to help me organize. Enter Pinterest! I scoured for an easy way and relatively free way to organize. I finally settled on creating a stamp and punch inventory. This way I don't have to have the physical items always within arm's reach. But I can still quickly look at my inventory when choosing what to use.
Stamp Inventory: I took regular white card stock and stamped every set. I went a little further by grouping stamps by Christmas, holidays, occasions (birthdays, etc), sentiments, and no sentiments. I then hole punched the sheets and placed them in a cheap binder. I can keep the binder right under my desk. Any time I want to choose a stamp, I grab the binder and flip to the appropriate section. Easy peasy!
Punch Inventory: Same premise at the stamp inventory. I chose to use a set of blank playing cards as my base instead of full sheets of cardstock. I then grouped the punches (circles with circles, scallops with scallops, etc) and started punching. If I knew I was missing a size, I left a spot for it on the cards. Otherwise, I tried to put at least two punches per card. I also added the punch name and/or size for easy reference. This guide hangs on my bulletin board above my desk for easy access.
I may end up using a different system in the future, but for right now this work's great. Since making these, I have found myself using many stamps that I would have otherwise forgotten. It serves it's purpose!