And getting around to doing it, I did!
So, my goal was to sort out my cards and wrapping paper. The wrapping paper used to be propped up in the landing cupboard (I thought I took some pics of it but can't find it, it was a mess!). They frequently got squished and bashed and torn.
The rest of my wrapping 'stuff' lived on the bottom of my book case. Giftbags, cards, bows etc. I was forever forgetting to add them whenever I wrapped things because they weren't together.
So I bought myself a two pack of boxes from Tesco, having measured how long wrapping paper was.
On a separate but slightly connected note. To buy these direct from Tesco was £21.97 with £3 delivery. On the same page but lower down it had to buy them from Heritage home and garden for £12.68 with £2.95 delivery. It did say that delivery was about a week later but I thought for the difference in price I could live with that. I ordered on the Thursday and received them the very next day. Brilliant!
I popped in the paper (with loo rolls round the middle to keep them from unravelling) and a couple of boxes for the smaller items. Gift bags, tags, cards, it all went in!
|Bows, ribbons & tags|
I labelled the box and it was ready to go into the cupboard (more on that later).
Next was the Christmas wrapping paper, gift tags, gift bags etc. If people give me toiletries in a particularly luxury box I tend to keep it and put things in it next year for someone else so those are in there too. My dad gave us a giant Christmas pudding plastic bag this year so that's in there too!
|Quite a lot of 'stuff' in this one considering it's January!|
|Both wrapping boxes put away in the landing cupboard|
I apologise for the awful quality of my photos. The rooms these were taken in have little to no natural light as a) we live in Wales, 2) the house backs onto a mountain c) the lightbulbs are energy saving ones.
I also may need to purchase a new camera.
In other news, I decided to tackle my Christmas decs too and bought some 54L Croc boxes from Tesco (They also arrived next day) I chose purple and grey because the red and green was a bit bright for me! Again, no natural light in the photos, use the Tesco site ones for a better example!
|Two boxes that generally are filled with Christmas 'stuff' from clothes, earrings (good luck finding those again!), plates, mugs, decorations etc|
|Labelled and ready to go away|
|They're very sturdy and you can put cable ties through the lids on the ends to keep them closed. I didn't.|
All was well and good til it came to putting them INTO the landing cupboard. They should really go in the loft but if we achieve my other new year's goal of buying a house I don't want to have to heft them down again to move!
I called on my local strong man (aka Dusband) who tilted them sideways and fitted them in.
|No, I didn't vacuum in the cupboard, thanks for noticing :)|
|Ah, my hero!|
So there we go, wrapping paper and decs sorted. Now I didn't have anything else to show/tell you so I'll be off.
What do you mean you don't believe me?
Oh ok, here you go.
This is what happens when you empty your junk cupboard to put the decs in. The junk ends up elsewhere!
It's amazing to think it all fitted into that one cupboard really! Pretty impressive right? Now I just have to find homes for all that