November is here and that means all the holiday decor and packaging comes out! Wrapping Paper, gift boxes, gift tags, tape and all the essentials needed during the year are essential to keeping together. Everyone gives gifts all year so we need to organize this area. Holidays are upon us and that means lots of gift giving! What better reason to have this special area ultimately organized! This is the perfect time to take inventory of all your gift wrapping needs.
Closets that are messy are very common and yet very frustrating. There are several closets in my home and for the past few years I have always tried to organize most of them. I exclude my three oldest children’s closets as they are responsible for upkeep of their own. My youngest daughter’s closet is the one I help organize. She is trying to learn to keep her clothes neat, but it is a constant struggle.
I decided to reconfigure a craft closet I had upstairs. It needed to be cleaned out and I began to cram unnecessary items in there that it became a messy closet again. The more you have, the more you want. I am trying to de-clutter my home and get rid of as much as I can. Not all of us think this way. My constant motto is “Less is More!” This is the reason I conduct two garage sales with all the items I don’t love. After this, I donate everything to our local youth church group or goodwill. The feeling to get rid of unnecessary items is indescribable!
I decided to move my “Craft Closet” and only keep what I use often. This took me around two and half hours. Not too bad considering I was procrastinating for weeks! I find the more you think about doing something you aren’t looking forward to doing, you procrastinate on doing it! I decided to not think about it any further and dive in!
To come up with an area I now still call my “Craft Closet”, I decided to move downstairs and have a “Wrapping Paper Storage” within this closet. It has been ideal having all my wrapping paper storage and boxes in this closet. All other supplies and craft items are here also. There is no better time to organize than now and be ready for this Holiday Season. You will not regret it.
These are the items I purchased from Container Store:
You can basically choose what works for you. In addition, select what best fits in your space. It is amazing how it feels to get all your items organized. You will end up know exactly what you have in your little inventory and prevent from buying doubles or more than you need.
How do you organize your gift wrapping items? I would love to know.