Along with pulling together my new studio space comes the inevitable purging and cleaning. It's true that this part of the house was primarily used by the boys in the family and their friends but the closets were mine. There are two in this room. I use one for purses, which will be the next one I clean out, and this one. This is the gift wrap closet. The problem with this closet was that it was flanked by my boy's computer desks and it was an obstacle course just to get to it. So I would forget what was in there, fall in love with some new ribbon or wrap, or find a bargain I just couldn't pass up and pile them on what was already in there. I realize I am really putting myself out there and opening myself up to ridicule with this post but for those creative souls out there that like a pretty gift and can appreciate all the wonderful opportunities that a little paper, ribbon and embellishment can provide, I put myself at your mercy.
It took me all day to clear out this closet. Well I did go to the store for a few organizational elements, but for the most part this is all I can claim as an accomplishment today. I threw away, gave away, and stockpiled for next month's garage sale. What I couldn't part with, and yes, there is a lot left, I organized. I actually have so much left that I could go into the gift wrapping business and probably not have to buy anything new for a month. I could wrap a gift for everyone I know and I never ever ever need to buy another gift tag. So here it is - my freshly organized gift wrap.
The closet -
The essentials -
Christmas gift tags -
Gift bags -
Rolls of wrap ( Christmas) -
Now I know that looks like a reasonable amount but I must admit there's more...
These are the "everything else" wraps.
So if you see me in the gift wrap aisles at Target, Hobby Lobby, or Barnes and Noble please stop me. I am in desperate need of an intervention. But hey, doesn't it look all nice and organized?