I love giving gifts!! I love wrapping gifts and making them extra special is something I enjoy doing. It's a weakness of mine when I see wrapping paper, baggies, ribbons, bows, tissue paper, gift bags, etc. on clearance or on sale because I always think that one day I will use this, so I usually buy it, which means I usually need even more room for these little goodies I've found (it's a never ending cycle isn't it?) I will say I have gotten better at really stopping and thinking about whether or not this is a good purchase that I will actually use. Really, I'm working on "my problem".
I'm a gift giving person...I always have been. I'm also an old-fashioned thank you note gal. I would love to be able to instill these little tidbits of who I am onto my children. However, I do want to be sure they understand that you don't have to give a gift for someone to like you in return, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it. It's the thought and the genuineness of the gift giving that I would like to pass along, so they will know how it makes them feel to see someone smile!
But, to be honest, part of the reason that I love giving gifts is because I get to wrap them! And, that's why I wanted to share something that works for me. Over the years as we have filled up every last inch of our home (lately I have felt like we are bulging at the seams...does that mean move or have a garage sale?), I've been needing to get a little more creative on where I can store things.
When we were getting our son's room ready for him about 2 years ago, I knew I was going to have to find ways to put all of my "stuff" that had been filling our extra room somewhere else. I decided that we could probably squeeze a few more things into our "walk-in" (kind of) closet, and so we put a bookshelf in there and I claimed it as my gift wrapping storage area.
Of course, if you're familiar with my personality or you have read through my blog before, you know how I love to be organized (and that I love my label maker, too), so these next few pictures shouldn't surprise you too much.
these little storage drawers are perfect for the small things...
everything is so easy to find!
i love these nesting boxes! this was probably the best gift I have ever been given (well, not really, but I did LOVE it a lot!)
I loved them so much that the next time I saw them at Costco,
I picked up another set of them...I use them everywhere!
this great little storage goodie holds all of my gift bags
and it hangs right on the closet rod
I love my little gift wrapping center...it's nothing big, nothing special, but it definitely works for me!
To see other tips and tricks head on over to Works for Me Wednesday at Rocks in My Dryer.