I don't have any before pictures to share, and that was intentional. Who wants to see someone else's mess...and let's be honest...if you feel the need to organize, it means you have a mess. Hope some of these tips you find handy.
I use a dresser in an empty bedroom to organize my gift wrap supplies. I had tossed things into a drawer where ever there was empty space available as I bought new items or returned the remainder of ones I had used, ie. tissue and ribbon. I now have the drawers reorganized with tissue, ribbon, gift bags and tools organized in seperate drawers. I opened all of my tissue packages and folded the tissue in half within the first drawer to make it easily accessible and I can do a quick flip to see each color and pattern for a quick match to my giftbag or wrapping paper. Opening the packages and unfolding the tissue so that it only has one fold left is a great way to easily retrieve the tissue when needed...it is even possible to reach in with one hand to pull out the appropriate bundle.
Tools and Supplies: cutters, tape, labels, gift tags and bow making supplies
I also cleaned the clutter our of my china cabinet and it looks clean and sparkly now.
I'm currently working on consolidating my dishware and decorative jars, plate stands and cloches. I have things stuck all over the house and want to get them in more order and more centralized. I have an inventory system that I'll be sharing in a future post that tracks what items I have with photos of the dish, where I bought the item and how much I paid. The photos will help with mixing and matching to plan for tablescapes without actually physically pulling the pieces from storage and the information on the acquistion will help when preparing a blog post.
All The Best,