I have made what is quite possibly the world's ugliest scrapbook. I don't need it to be pretty though. I made it to keep track of the yarns I have used.
I tend to dislike listing new items because when I use a lot of novelty yarns, I will forget what exactly is in a particular weaving. I feel it's important to let the customers know the fiber content for allergy and preference reasons. So I'll often find myself getting up from the computer to rummage through a bin or shelf, to try and find the labels for the yarn I used.
I often ball my yarn so the labels will get misplaced. Then I have random labels floating around that I can't remember what yarn they came from. The more new yarns I play with, the worse it gets.
I decided to compile them in a book. I used one of those composition books. A binder might be better because the yarn causes the book to not lay flat, but I had it around. I did not put them in any particular order. With a binder I could have rearranged them by type or alphabetical order or brand, etc.
Here's a couple sample pages:
This book will be useful to remind me what exactly a yarn look liked. For instance, I might remember something had eyelash style yarn, but how long were the fibers? How often is the color change in a variegate? If I wanted to buy something again, what was the color name floral based or a food?
I also included price tags when I had them. Receipts would work too. I can use the price info if I need to buy retail for a custom order. Having the yardage is helpful. Sometimes it's easy to forget how quickly a bulky yarn can be used up.
If you're the type to use a lot of yarns and might want to remember your favorites more easily, I would recommend making yourself some sort of reference book. It takes a few hours to make at first, but keeping it updated with new yarns is easy. You might be surprised by how big it gets. I know I was. My book is 50 pages front and back, and several of the pages have multiple colors of the same yarn. And I know I have more new yarns in my stash that won't get added until I use them.
So no more bags and piles of loose labels. Make a yarn scrapbook instead!