Operation Organization - Tips
In spite of the whirlwind week of daily projects and postings for the Earth Day Challenge, I still managed to stay on task and organize one of my trouble spots, too. (Yeah, I'm reaching around to pat myself on the back a little...shameless, I am!) I've been trying, slowly, to revamp my craft area, which means going through my various bins and trying to condense and organize. Several of the bins contained ribbons - and what a bundled mess they were! I started my search for ideas and I felt so good when I found my problem was not unique. One of my ongoing Operation Organization goals is find solutions that require no $$$, so I was thrilled to find an idea that I could adapt using something I had on hand!
Top Photo - close up of the new system
the ribbons on cardboard.
Bottom Photo - This is the ribbon bin now!Notice there's only one!!
The inspiration idea involved purchasing 4"x4" wood blanks - the kind often used to make mosaic coasters. I thought, "With an abundance of cardboard around here, why not just cut it to size and use it?"
I measured the inside of the ribbon bin and cut the cardboard to fit. Then I put a dot of hot glue on the cardboard and attached the ribbon. Once it cooled a little, I starting wrapping the ribbon around the cardboard and then secured it with a large paperclip or a rubber band. Sometimes, I used both. I continued this process until all of my opened and unruly ribbon was now arranged using this new system. It took much less time than I expected and I was extremely happy with the results! Not only have I condensed down to one bin of ribbon, I think it is easier to see what I have available and the ribbon will be in much better shape when I use it.
|I wrapped similar colors and seasonally-themed ribbons on the same cardboard; |
now my ribbons are even more organized!
You might not be a crafter, but just about every home has ribbon for occasions like Christmas and birthdays, so if you have a ribbon wad in a box, bag or bin in your house, I highly recommend this super solution!
Dinner Menu for the Week of 4-23
- Cheesy Ham Pasta
- Smoked Sausage Sandwiches
- Fish & Chips
- BBQ Roasted Chicken & Grilled Potatoes
- Homemade Pizza
- Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
- Chicken Alfredo
|Cheesy Ham Pasta|
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Thanks everyone for another fun party! We had lots of great stuff like free printables, Blog Tips, furniture makeovers as well as yummy recipes like - DIY Twix Bars, Crab Pretzel, and Sweet & Salty Brownies. There was so much more but that gives you an idea of what you might've missed. Luckily, you can still check it out HERE.
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"I made the earth and created man upon it. I, with My hands, stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host."
Isaiah 45:12 (AMP)