Lets start with my daily 'seed wallet' first. Every time I head out to the garden to plant, I take what I call my 'seed wallet'. It's really just a coupon clutch. It works great to hold the seed packets that I'm planning on using that day. It keeps the packets separated and dry and I can just zip it closed and throw it in my gardening basket. It works great. Originally I used one of those cheap plastic coupon clutches from a dollar store. My old one finally fell apart after about 6 years, so last year I got a brand new one with a zipper.
That takes care of keeping the seeds straight when I'm actually using them. What about storage though? This is where that photo album idea came in. I bought 3 different mini photo albums from the dollar store. I used 1 for each of my 3 types of seeds. All I did was put a different seed type in each picture sleeve. If I had more then 1 packet, I put them in the same sleeve with the oldest one on top. Hopefully that will keep me using them in order! This worked for everything but the largest seeds. Peas, beans and corn ended up staying in their original bin. They were just too wide for the albums!
This weekend I pulled everything out to get some flowering plants started early. I was happy to see that everything was still organized unlike those bins that would sometimes get knocked over. I easily found my lavender, chamomile and basil so I could start the seeds. Normally I don't start seeds quite this early, but these are my favorites and I keep them in the house as long as possible. I can't wait for them to start growing!