Works For Me Wednesday-Organize Tip!!!

I love to organize...anything from kitchen utensils to closets. A great organizational bin, basket or book really excites me. One thing that I need to organize constantly is my craft room...it will be neat one minute and then a total mess the next! I have so much ribbon...in so many nooks and crannies.

Well, I found a great way to store ribbon that actually HOLDS UP!!! I have had the cardboard box holders with the hole for the ribbon to the poles that you slip the ribbon on...they break or get crushed! I found these sturdy ribbon plastic boxes that stack, sturdy and hold a lot of ribbon. It even comes with dividers if you really want to be an organized "freak"! I found these at the Container Store! Ours just opened this weekend! As I walked in, shocks of excitement were going through my body...it's a wonder world of every type of organizational "tool" you can imagine!!! They have the best stocking stuffers!

This ribbon holder Works For Me and so does a trip to the container store!


61 comments:

Nikki said...

I love this. Now I really wish that we had a container store.

I have my ribbon on wooden dowels and they always come unraveled, it makes me really mad. I have to remember to tape the ends, but that can be annoying too.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I organized my craft room today...Out with summer and Fall -In with Christmas! I could really use this little ribbon organizer you got~Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

So great Sandy. Love the ribbon ideas. Really nice. Thanks for all the great tips.

Preppy 101 said...

Yes, I am gonna have to have that ribbon organizer. I have never purchased the other type, and I am glad that I didn't. Thanks for the tip!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ohhh that's so exciting! I love organization, haha! I'm such a dork! Now that I'm getting more ribbon too, I think I need that :)

Liz said...

I have to stay organized also. I am not a crafty person so I don't have things like ribbon to keep organized. I wish we had an organization store around here.

Becky said...

Shocks of excitement!!! LOL!

That container store sounds fun... I promise to contain myself :-D

Julie said...

thank you SO MUCH for posting this now...Zach is back in America and I am going to have him get me one of these while he is there...thanks!!!

Chris said...

I've never heard of one of those stores, but I would be one of their best customers. I want a ribbon container.

Hugs,
Chris

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a really good tip! Just in time for all that Christmas wrapping!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great little storage container.....I hate when the ribbon gets all tangled up and a mess!! I will definitely look into one these....thanks for the tip!!

Lisa

April said...

Talk about a neat little gadget! Unfortunately, we don't have a Container Store around our neck of the woods. Would you believe that I've never even heard of one? I do have lots of ribbon, though, so your little organizer would work wonders for me!

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edie+steve said...

I would need about 20 of those for my unhealthy ribbon obsession! Have a great day.
Love and hugs
Edie

Ruby Red Slippers said...

(Do you know if there is one in Michigan?)

Davisix said...

Great idea! But I wouldn't need one....I'm so not crafty. I love to be organized though! :) Ang

Busy Bee Suz said...

How wonderful. I have mine kinda organized in a drawer....I love the container store. It is disney world for me. We don't have one near us, but when I get to one, I just love it. ;)

coco said...

I love this... much more tidy than the other ribbon holders I have seen. No container store here but it is always on my list of places to go when I am in Atlanta.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I need one of those! We don't have a container store though...guess I'll have to look online!

Diane

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I need you to come to my house....just for a day. Please! I will feed you and hug you and even let you swing in my goat, I mean, porch swing. :)

Smelling Coffee said...

I LOVE the Container Store! And wish I lived near one!

I'm dying to get my craft things organized - but our house was on the market this summer/fall and I had to empty my closets - so my craft things went to 3 different friend's garages (and I got used to the empty space!) But since seing all of your crafty things on your blog, I can't wait to get my hands on my "stuff" again! :-)

Betsy said...

My fondest memory of the container store was when I was about to go to college and my mom took me there to get stuff to make my tiny dorm room more functional....it was WAY too much fun.

Christy said...

I would buy one of those just to have a reason to buy ribbon. I too, love to be organized and would go crazy in that store!

Lorie said...

Oh! I love it! I could go broke shopping at the container store!!

Weeksie50 said...

I love ribbon.
Fun way to store it..
We don't have a container store.. : (

Jillene said...

LOVE it!! I really need to do that because I ribbon EVERYWHERE!! Thanks for inspiring me!!

Debbie said...

I'm just wishing I had a craft room. This makes me want one even more.

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

That is so nice! I would love to go to that store!!!

heather said...

Very nice. :) I try to be organized but things seem to get undone one step faster than I can keep the done. DOes that make sense??

Quiche Me, I'm Yours! said...

Did you hear the angels sing when you walked in the front door? I know I do when I find a new store that makes my life easier! Also tell me how you use Thousand Island on your taco salad. I like that kind of dressing but never thought to put it with taco's.

jennykate77 said...

I have SO been eye-balling one of these at Michael's. Unfortunately, we don't have a Container Store near by, so I was thinking of buy the one Martha makes...really cute and totally organized...love it!

Jessica Russo said...

That is so freakin awesome!!!!! Thank you for sharing, i have to go get one ASAP!!! (I am a ribbon junkie)

Carrie said...

I really need one of those!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh, I love this. Makes me feel better just to look at the organization. :) Now all I need is a craft room to put that in! :)
Carrie

Liz said...

Jealous much, I wish we had a container store near us...

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, that is a terrific idea! Ribbon is one thing that is hard to store in a organized way. Now for the container store...we have a Storables nearby, but I don't know about a container one. :)

Have a wonderful day! :)

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing. Does it hold all sizes of ribbon bolts? That's the problem I've encountered one container will hold one size, but not another?

Ashley Griffin said...

i wish i could get organized!!! my brain just won't let me...

Our Complete Family said...

Funny you mentioned Container Store! I'm on my way there as soon as I reclaim my laundry room. Right now it's a station for taking down Fall and will be soon ready to be my Christmas dec station. It is in major need of an overhaul!
Very cool idea! Gosh I love that store!
~ Les

Rachel said...

Fabulous! I wish I had a container store to visit!!

Darlene said...

I LOVE that ribbon organizer. I don't know of any container store anywhere around but I am sure going to keep my eyes open at other stores for something like this. I have got to get something for my ribbons too!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi, It's Robin from The Robin's Nest...
I am leaving this message on everyone's blog that signed up for the Stocking Swap.
This is a reminder that everyone needs to send out their stockings to their partners by next Tuesday November 18th. If you have already sent out your stockings please disregard this message and thank you for being so speedy. :)
If anyone is having any trouble sending out their stockings I need to know TODAY. I am very understanding of the tough times some might be going through but do not want to see anyone left out. That would be very sad.
I do hope you all had fun making or buying things for your partners stocking and that maybe some of you made a new friend along the way~♥
Thank you for helping me make this Stocking Swap a success.

Much Love,
Robin

Wendy said...

I'm kind of an organizing junkie myself. Thanks for the idea.

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm a freakin organizer, I mean an organizer freak. I need one of those!

Montee said...

The Container Store is one of my favorites!

<3 said...

Im a Ribbon Lover--
657 spools and counting !
I use it for EVERYTHING---
Killer Christmas Bows :D

ThriftyDecorChick said...

So. jealous. We had a container-type store years ago, and it closed. This was before my obsession started. I want one of these. Pout.

JuJu and Family said...

Good idea...I have one on a smaller scale, it isn't working for me anymore. I'll have to rethink my organinizing. Take care!

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

That is fantastic. Soooo pretty.

I covet your organization! ;)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I love being organized!

Keli said...

I've heard of this store but have never been in one! Now I need to! They talk about it all the time on one of my favorite shows, Clean House! Great organizational skills!

Me said...

Those are nifty!

AndreaLeigh said...

Oh my, I'd love to visit a container store. That is my idea of heaven! I am glad you found something that works for your collection. I don't have quite enough ribbon to warrant an organization tool, but I'm working on it!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

(We are free anytime to come down for a visit!) Ok-Container Store, and Hobby Lobby-I don't have one of those either, and I think I need to visit one because everyone with a blog seems to mention it...Let's see-we can't come during Thanksgiving, but any other one will do!

Scrappy Girl said...

Oooohhh...I love that...would be perfect for my schoolhouse scraproom!

Omgirl said...

Ooo, I likey! I'm into all things organizational too. I recently got a ribbon holder as an impromtu gift from my husband, but I had just run out of ribbon after a big project. Can't wait to try it out! (although I think yours looks better.)

Jo said...

Great idea! I've heard of this before but have never known anyone who tried them.

Jo

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that's a handy little gadget! I get their magazines...but no store nearby :(

Organizing Mommy said...

That's neat! Is it a complicated gadget or could you have made it yourself? (You don't need to answer) I do like the container store.

A happy heart at home said...

That's great!

~Susan

Preppy in the City said...

I have not made it over there yet...I was at Kenwood on Saturday and it was a Mad House! I'm so glad you left me a comment! I love finding new Cincy blogs!

Tricia Anne said...

Look at all your darling ribbon! And to have a nice way to organize it just looks super! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne