Too Many Gifts!
Having too many gifts in your gift closet can be a real headache during the holiday season if they’re not organized and easily accessible. Now, this might not be an issue for those of you just starting out with a gift closet, but those who are veterans of this concept probably know exactly what I’m talking about.
Personally, I’ve had my fair share of nightmares when my gift closet got overcrowded. I would often lose track of items, especially the smaller ones. Even with the help of Gift Box Inventory cards to know what’s in my closet without digging through it, I still struggled to find the specific gift I needed when the time came! So, here’s a simple solution as you start accumulating more gifts: divide them up into different containers within the closet.
There are two ways to go about dividing your gifts – one for assigned gifts and one for unassigned gifts. For the assigned ones, start by separating them into your gifting groups. This way, you can keep all the gifts for each group together. If you’re mailing gifts to a particular group, find a box that can serve as a temporary “holding” place in your gift closet for all the items that will be shipped to that specific location. Dividing your assigned gifts by gifting groups will make it a breeze to locate them when it’s time to wrap, ship, or give, saving you time and a lot of frustration.
Now, unassigned gifts pose a different kind of challenge, mainly because they’re those irresistible finds that you purchase without a specific recipient in mind, knowing you’ll find the perfect match later on. If you have a bunch of unassigned items, it can be tricky to find the right one when you actually need it. That’s where organization comes in. To avoid the frustration of searching for that elusive gift, simply divide your unassigned items based on their type and keep similar things together in a container. In my case, I’ve divided my unassigned gifts like this: women’s gifts, men’s gifts, children’s gifts, teenage gifts, baby gifts, jewelry, candles, kitchen items, Christmas-themed goodies, and so on. This way, I can easily find the gift I need without any hassle.
So, remember, keeping your gift closet organized is key to avoiding frustration and those moments of “I know I have something, where is it?” By dividing your gifts into containers and categories, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect present when the time comes.