It seems that every year I resolve to be better organized.
This year is no different.
Why do I resolve to be better organized each year?
Because of this…
(This is suppose to be my crafting area. See the piles?)
(This is my main work space. I don’t think there is 6 square inches bare right now.)
oh, and this…
(Not that a single roll or crumpled paper is a big deal but supplies do get lost and ruined when I’m not organized.)
I decided to tackle the box of wrapping paper and bags in a box under my bed.
Why the box of wrapping paper?
Mostly because it is a rather small project and it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete. Quick and relatively simple is good.
Let’s start small I say.
Maybe it will give me the inspiration to stick with getting better organized.
Notice I didn’t say get organized. I don’t think that I’ll ever be completely organized but ever little bit will help.
This was what I started with.
I did binder clip the boxes I put away this year but then I just stuffed the box back under the bed and was going to forget about it.
The box really was layered with lots of bags, tissue paper, tags and even a holiday frame. Don’t ask…. I guess last year I got lazy and shoved a frame in with the wrapping paper.
Look at all the torn and crumpled paper.
Seriously this blue paper is foil paper and was not cheap.
What a shame I didn’t treat it better.
Oh, and both ends were pretty much in the same shape.
13 rolls…. why did I feel the need to buy a roll of paper this year?
Sure it was only a dollar from Target but still, I really did have enough.
I had read a tip somewhere to use toilet paper and paper towel tubes to keep wrapping paper from unrolling. Sorry I don’t remember where to give proper credit. I saved a few over the past week or so and used all that I had to keep a few of the rolls together.
It worked good after I trimmed the tattered edges on a few rolls.
After cleaning the box I put all the rolls of wrapping paper back in.
Only one was so long it needed to be diagonal in the box.
I decided to save space and put some rolls inside of larger rolls.
That should help keep the paper from getting tattered too.
I added a few flat sheets of paper and the binder clipped boxes on top of the rolls of paper.
I organized all of the gift bags and put them all in one bag.
This alone was a space saver and really helped to organize the box.
Look… 30 some pull bows.
I don’t think one of my presents had a bow on it this year.
I wonder why… oh yeah, because they were buried on the bottom of the wrapping paper box that I tried to avoid.
Next year I think all of my present will have a bow, or maybe two or three bows.
I decided to not put tissue paper and some cello bags back in the box.
I’m going to store them with my mailing supplies for my etsy orders.
They will look a lot more professional than random plastic bags I’m using now.
There were a few boxes, a bag and some cello that I decided to part with as well.
In the spring I get together with some of my sisters and we exchange our
crap, no I mean our excess craft supplies, with one another. These boxes will be perfect to pack up my crap, oh, my ‘supplies’ to share.
I started already by putting some tags in one box already.
I’m pretty happy with my results.
Looks much better than what I started with.
Look the cover even fits on making it easier to slide under my bed.
As a reminder of what I started with..
This feels good.
One messy area taken care of.
Maybe this will be the year that I get organized after all….
Maybe there is hope for my craft area.
Any tips to get me organized this year?
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