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I can never find a card when I need one

Posted in 'Organising' on August 21, 2008

This time of year is a very busy time of year for birthday's in our house. Between my husband's birthday in August, and my birthday in October, we have 9 family members (including our 2 kids) and 10 kids of close family friends having a birthday. There seems to be at least 1 party every weekend. My husband keeps telling my daughter to stop being so popular but she's about to turn 4 and doesn't understand what the all the fuss is about - she loves parties!
I used to struggle to find wrapping paper and cards for each of these parties. Every Friday night would be the same - I'd be tearing the drawers and cupboards apart trying to find something to wrap tomorrow's present in. Last weeks Sunday Mail doesn't really cut it for wrapping paper! My husband being as helpful as he could, would just sit there hiding behind his book so I couldn't make eye contact and make him get up and help (he hates wrapping presents).
I am now way more organised than that. I have a gift wrapping box. I went to the two dollar shop and bought one of those plastic see through boxes with a lid. While I was there I also thought about all of the birthdays that were coming up and stocked up on the one dollar cards (with a couple of extra ones for just in case) and the cheap wrapping paper.
When I got home I placed the cards and paper that I had purchased in my new box. I also emptied the various drawers and cupboards around the house of the cards and paper that had been sitting there for years and put them in my box.
My gift wrapping box now sits in the store room waiting for the next present to be wrapped. Every couple of months I head back to the two dollar shop to stock up on cards and paper again. It has made things so easy, I can even occasionally get my husband to wrap a present or 2!



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