It's probably safe to say that your home has a jar or an envelope filled with the extra buttons that come with new clothes, but problems can arise when the time comes to determine which button matches which garment. Labeling the buttons for easy reference eliminates this problem. Most garment buttons are already packaged in small plastic bags or envelopes. Mark the buttons by inserting a tag describing the garment into the bag, using a self-adhesive label, or simply writing on the bag or envelope itself. You can also put loose buttons in clear plastic slide pages, with any information written directly on the pockets; then place the pages in a three-ring binder. This is also a good way to store the extra yarn that often comes with sweaters.