Do you have wrapping paper stashed away in corners or under beds? I have a good part of one closet “devoted” to wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons and bows.
I was watching an episode of Clean Sweep recently, and one of the organizers was talking to the lady of the house about her wrapping paper. She probably could have wrapped hundreds and hundreds of gifts with all the wrapping paper she had in bins, totes, bags, and boxes! He told her she could do one of two things: keep one bin, or do what he does for gifts: buy ONE type of wrapping paper—brown paper—and three colors of ribbons (black, red, and yellow were his recommendations). Then you have wrapping paper to wrap a gift for whatever the occasion calls for.
The lady decided to go with his idea. I think it’s a marvelous idea! I love the look of brown paper, and it sounds so convenient to have just one type of wrapping paper in the closet! I would probably buy different colors of ribbons than suggested though. Pink would definitely would be included! =)