Welcome to Day 1 of 31 Days of 10-minute Purging Tips Challenge. Our goal is to eliminate things we don’t need from our lives and home so that we can better enjoy life. Now is the perfect time to go through our gift wrap and supplies. Let’s see what we want to keep and what needs to be purged.
Gift wrap paper, ribbons, gift tags, tissue paper, gift bags, and embellishments can quickly multiply and seemingly take over. I don’t know about you, but I tend to stock up on these supplies when they’re on sale. I’m also a big one on saving and reusing tissue paper and gift bags. I hate to throw away supplies that are in perfectly good condition and can still be used. But this habit of stocking up on sale and saving items can quickly lead to too many things. Too. Many. Things.
Take Everything Out- Keep in mind we’re doing this in 10 minutes. Only take out as much as you can go through in that time. You can come back to the other items another time you have 10 minutes. Lay the items you take out on a table, bed or the floor.
Group Like Items Together – Quickly group like items together. Put the wrapping paper together, the gift bags together, the ribbon together and so on. If you are just tackling one item, then put similar items together within that category; put the large gift bags together, the small gift bags together, the Christmas gift bags together and so on.
Evaluate – Look at each group you’ve created. Are there any categories you don’t need? Once my children outgrew the Sesame Street age, I didn’t need to have 10 cartoon character gift bags. How many items do you need in a category? I need to keep tissue paper, but I don’t need to keep Halloween tissue.
Purge – Remove items you don’t need to keep and place them in one of your 5 purging bags.
Put Everything Away – Put the items you’ve decided to keep back away.
Right now we’re just focusing on purging, but if you’re in the mood to organize your wrapping supplies, check out this gift wrap organization and storage for moving idea.
You can also make your own repurposed portable wrapping station for less than $10.
If you didn’t already, print out your free Purging Clutter Checklist and get ready for tomorrow’s purging task.
We’ve done it. Day One is done. Woo hoo! Join me tomorrow for Day Two in the 31 Days of 10-Minute Purging Tips challenge. Let’s purge some more so you can enjoy life more.
If you’re excited to keep tackling clutter, you can find all of the 31 days of 10-Minute Purging tasks and get to work.