On top of all this, don't forget to use your seeds, first in......first out. You don't want to find old seeds in the bottom of your seed bucket that now won't germinate because they are way too old.
I buy seeds like some women buy shoes. I love seeds. I have regular grocery store seeds. I have internet only seeds. I have random and unique seeds. I have 10 different varieties of tomatoes and 6 different varieties of beets. I am addicted to buying seeds. I see a seed that "I am sure I don't have" and then I must have it. I even buy flower seeds and I don't even plant flowers! I have no intention of having a flower garden, ever.
This year I finally got organized.
I bought these nifty plastic drawers at the .... (background trumpets and drum roll) .... WALMART. I taped in some cardboard to divide the drawer into 3 sections and trimmed down some 5x7 index cards to make my seed deviders.
These are great for tying up vines and tree branches. it doesn't stretch like the plastic tape and it's not ultra expensive like the velcro. It is reusable, but so cheap I usually don't. It has two spools on the card for just $1!!
I am hoping with this system, I will be able to easily move into seed saving with only a little extra work. maybe just add a label to the seed packet with the year and crop info. Nothing I do is that easy, but I always hope it to be. We will see.