Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gift Wrapping Time Comes Around Again

Alphonse Mucha wrapping paper, on eBay


- Need to declutter and clean out your car next time you sit in it waiting for someone? Do you need to restock things you might keep in your car like Kleenex, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, a cell phone charger, mints, lipstick, and hand lotion?

- Are you mailing out Thanksgiving cards? Do you have time to write a few Christmas or holiday cards?

- Have you eaten fresh fruit in the last two days? An apple, banana, strawberries, melon?

- Hanukkah is a month and a day away; Christmas Eve is in a month and four days. How are your preparations for your holiday coming along?

TODAY'S PROJECT: Drawer Sorting and Gift Wrapping

Tonight I'm sorting drawers in our three bathrooms. I did my own drawers a month ago, but one of them needs it again already. I got lax in maintaining the order I'd organized in there!

I'll remove everything from the drawers, dust them, and create a few Ziplock bags to keep things together (razors; nail polishes; nail clippers; cotton pads; hair clips; hair ties; barrettes, etc.)

I'm also wrapping gifts tonight, while I watch some shows I saved up on my Tivo. I'll label the gifts carefully so I know who to mail them to or which gift pile to put them in in my home. I'm currently storing the wrapped gifts in a Sterilite bin in my guest room - this protects them from the cats, who like to chew on the corners of important or expensive looking items.

I also have a couple "Thinking of you" gifts to mail out to people I know who are going through hard times right now. They need these right now, before Christmas, I think.

I'm looking forward to adding those special touches to my gift wrap to make my inexpensive gifts more fun to open. I'm adding some sequins and sparkles to some of the gifts, and gluing some fake Swarovski crystals onto some of the ribbons I'm tying around the gifts.

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