Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I've decided that organization is a never-ending task! Just when I have things just the way I want them, I get a new toy, or I need another shelf, or I find a different way to do things that I like better. It just never ends!
I've been wanting to find a new way to organize and store my ribbon. I like the way I have it now...until I get to the end of a roll! I use a dowel system you can see in the photo below. It keeps the ribbon organized, but I can't get the old spools off to put a new one on unless I take them ALL off! So the old ones stay on and the new ones just pile up on my table!
Over the weekend I experimented with a new idea :) I'm still using my dowels, but I've added "hooks" for them to hang on so I can easily remove them and add new ones! So far I am loving this new system. And it was so easy and cheap to do. I just undid some paper clips and hooked them through the ribbon and on to the dowel! And I added two more rows to one of my new bookshelves I got over the holidays :)
Now it's time to finish getting organized for my new laser cutter!!! I can't wait to show you the table my uncle is building for it to sit on...more photos to come :)


  1. how cleaver! And color coordinated!! Congrats. on all the sales - you'll be able to quit your day job soon {:-D

  2. organization never ends...hope this way works out well for you :)

  3. There is definitely no end to organization, especially when it comes to craft supplies! The new ribbon organization looks great, though. :) Can't wait to see the new cutter!

  4. That is why I ditched that idea for my craft closet! I love your creativity and how you were still able to use the dowels.

    I just picked up a label maker; I could not resist. I have been on a cleaning and organizing spree and it felt like a good treat for my hard work:)

  5. So clever! I need organization help so bad! When I sell something I have to go to 7 different places to get everything together finish packaging it up. Someday it'll all be in one location. *fingers crossed*

  6. Your ribbon organizing is fantastic. I have ribbon in boxes - if I used it more often, I'd be using this idea, too! I find that re-organizing once in a while is really good, also. Most of the time I find things I'd forgotten that I had or misplaced, so it's not a chore.

  7. Dude, you are a blogaholic!!! LOL you have so many posts already this year, that is fabulous. Good job organizing too, those ribbons look super lovely, and happy!

  8. This looks like a great organizing system!


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