Peter Walsh is our all-season organizing guru.
But we especially need his help after the holidays, when almost every room appears to have had some kind of colorful, sparkly explosion.
Here are two of clever tips for corralling the post-holiday mess!
1) HOW TO ORGANIZE AND STORE WRAPPING PAPER
Unsurprisingly, he’s turned to one of his favorite multi-purpose items, the hanging shoe organizer, for keeping wrapping paper, well, under wraps.
Just cut off the bottoms of a few of the compartments, and run rolls of paper through the holes.
Use some of the uncut sections for storing ribbon, and other decorating supplies.
Hang it over a doorway or in your garage, to make an instant gift wrapping station.
The best part is, it keeps your hoarding instincts in check, by limiting the amount of wrapping paper you have on hand at a time!
2) A CUTE WAY TO DISPLAY ALL YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS
Popular person that you are, you probably have holiday cards propped atop every available surface.
But if you’d just as soon keep them all in one place, just punch a hole a corner, and string them together with a document clip ring, into a single, easy to flip through booklet.
Want to really endear yourself to friends and family (and ensure a fresh supply of cards in the coming year)? Rachael has a tip of her own: Position the card of whoever’s visiting at the front of the booklet, and you’ll go straight to the top of their nice list!