Last Monday, I popped into Goodwill and found these gems.
They were close outs from Target and still had the tags on them.
I snatched them up as fast as I could.
When I got to the register, the clerk handed me a 40% off coupon.
Major score - $27 for the whole lot!
I really had no idea what I would use them for, but I just couldn't pass them up.
The bins are rather deep, so they wouldn't fit on any old closet shelf.
Then it hit me, the perfect spot for them - the mudroom closet.
It previously looked like this......
And then things took a turn for the worse.
I do this often.
It usually goes something like this....
1) I am looking for something to complete a task
2) I get distracted by an unorganized mess in the closet, drawer, cabinet, corner
3) I immediately start removing everything
4) I get overwhelmed by the disaster
5) I take a breather
6) I focus and finish
After a little breather and some serious focusing, it now looks like this.....
Everything is easy to find now and clearly visible.
I even have a place to keep my extra gift stash.
I love buying gifts for people and I normally pick
something special out that is personal to the recipient.
But sometimes, I pick up extra gifts to keep on hand for birthday parties or last minute hostess gifts.
The ribbon is now untangled and easy to access.
All the wrapping paper is stored at the bottom of the closet in a basket.
I often pick up wallpaper at thrift stores to use as wrapping paper.
It's quite a bit thicker than wrapping paper and usually only costs about $1.00/roll.
There is even room on the inside of the door to store some of my favorite winter scarves.
I sure needed one today! It was a blistery 25 degrees here.
I find myself looking for excuses to get something out of this closet now,
just so I can marvel at my hard work.
I know, I've got issues.
But don't think I didn't sleep soundly that night,
knowing that my gift wrap supplies were finally organized.
Spill it, what's your issue?
I am sharing with Our Fifth House and the Thrift It Challenge.