I do a family album every year. The only additional album I will do is a travel one if we have gone on a big trip.
I have been buying the same style albums from Michaels for the past several years. I do this so I can buy the corresponding package of refill pages in bulk (which is cheaper) and just keep using them year after year when I put my albums together. Everything works together so there is no waste or fuss.
I pick a different patterned album for each year. If I have created a lot of layouts in one year, I buy two of the same patterned albums for that year so that when the albums are on the shelf it is easy to see which ones belong together.
This is the album that I am using for my 2014 layouts:
Once I close my completed album, I check to make sure it is the same size at the spine as at the outer edge, and that all the pages are lying flat.
Finding a storage spot for my future albums is something I am going to have to work on.
In the meantime, I have my 2014 album completed and ready to show. Each and every time I browse through one of my scrapbook albums, I fall in love with this hobby all over again; is there anything better than recording stories and memories.