Have you ever read DIY articles about what to do with your “extra” closets? Yeah, me too. I used to laugh hysterically. Ain’t nobody that I know got an extra closet! Until I did. Empty nesting is good for something. So I made mine into a wrapping closet. My one guilty indulgence. Unfortunately, from time to time, mine blows up and its time to start cleaning out the wrapping closet. In a big way!
See what I mean? Being a small closet, thankfully it also makes me clean it up in a timely manner. There is no room to do otherwise. Also, Christmas is the perfect time to change things out and tidy up a little bit. Here’s how I do it!
The first step to cleaning out the wrapping closet, is to replace the year round paper and hang up the Christmas paper.
Once the paper has been hung, I trade out the ribbon.
No, I do not buy this much ribbon every year, much of it is from Christmas past.
The biggest clean out I do is my top drawer in the dresser.
It’s my work horse.
I store all the essentials like scissors, tape, tags, glue and decor in it.
Which is why is can get so messy!
Tags are sorted and placed by size in a clear plastic container.
I’m always on the look out for some fun things to decorate the presents with besides bows.
I love adding the unusual and unexpected!
The bags and sacks are stored in the lid of the wrapping paper container that sits beside the dresser.
Most of the rolls are too tall for the lid to fit, so this is the perfect solution.
This old trunk once belonged to The Hubs grandfather.
It’s old and worn, but we hate to get rid of it.
The trunk is the perfect place for small boxes and tins.
Now here’s where my family would tell me that my crazy is hanging out for all to see.
I can’t help it, it drives me crazy.
First of all, they make it so small these days.
Plus, its all folded up together and makes one huge mess when you try to get out one sheet of paper.
So, what’s a girl to do?
Well, this girl separates it by color and hangs it up in her closet.
I told you my crazy was showing!
My closet is clean and organized which makes me feel really good.
Cleaning out the wrapping closet is so worth it if it helps keep me organized!