|This is a tip for those who (like myself) are organizationally challenged. It took me twenty years to think of this, but it's the sort of thing that many people probably do without thinking . Are you ready?
WHEN YOU FOLD UP YOUR PATTERN PIECES FOR STORAGE, ALWAYS MAKE EACH FOLD SO THAT THE WORDS WHICH IDENTIFY THE PIECE (E.G. 'SLEEVE,') ARE STILL FACING UP.
That way, when you forget a marking, or need for some other reason to go back and look at a certain pattern piece, you don't have to spend time unfolding and refolding a piece that turns out not to have been the one you wanted. You can already see which one is the one you wanted, because the identifying word is still visible; it's not hidden by having been folded into the interior.
This silly tip has actually saved me more minutes than I'd like to admit.