The first thing I did was tackle the top shelf of our closet, where we now store our collectibles boxes. The area is tall and difficult to reach, making it the perfect place to store items you need infrequently. Two years ago I used the shelf to hold our hats, scarves, and mittens in baskets; but this proved messy and inconvenient. So now they're gone! I showed you my hat organization project
With the baskets gone, I put the coats we no longer use in a donation pile. My husband's letterman jacket stayed, though we both can't figure out why. Memories, I suppose.
The space left after the purge didn't go to waste. I knew the best place to store all the wrapping paper was the closet since it could accommodate even the longest rolls. I also knew I didn't want them rolling all over the floor. The solution was easy, and one we've all seen for years.