Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mission Organization

For Christmas my mom got me this beautiful Peterborough basket filled with wrapping goodies. And an organized insert.

But this was the rest of my wrapping odds and ends......

I love to wrap, I just don't always put things back in their place. Kind of like stamping and sewing and all that, huh? After a rough day back to school today I felt the need to straighten out the chaos (since I wasn't capable in my classroom) and decided to tackle a do-able project. I brought this all upstairs and watched some tv while I got it organized and threw out the bits and pieces beyond their wrapping glory.

Yay, nice and neat now! I love my bow bin (on the right) and the basket is now filled with tags, tape (I had 6 rolls!), scissors and pens. The big bin is a bit less organized, but its filled with more tissue paper than I knew I had, some flat wrap and fabric ribbons. My roll wrap, gift bags and boxes already had a good organization system set up, so they are set in the basement where these will now join them.
I repurpose a lot....besides a roll of paper now and then, I don't know the last time I bought any of this. It did help working at Hallmark for years, because everytime they redid the wrap section we got to save many things from the dumpster. I saved a lot as you can see. Too bad I don't have anything to wrap until April or so....
Maybe soon this organizational inspiration will strike while I stare at my neglected stamps. *sigh*



  1. Nice Work!! When you are done there, do feel free to cross the border to Massachusetts straight to my house. I've given up completely, figuring in the way distant future I'll be dead and those left behind can deal with it.

  2. Look at you go! I'm proud of you and happy for you! It always feels so good to organize something! I need to start in the back of the house and work my way forward! As for the basement, I'm seeing an industrial sized dumpster parked!!! Hugs!

  3. you need more peterboroughs!!! lol.

    happy, happy new year.

    hugs :)

  4. Ahhh! Nothing like a good organizational project! Way to go!


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