I always get the itch to clean out and organize right before the new year. An ill timed episode of Hoarders* shifted me into high gear last Monday. I tore everything out of our storage spaces around the apartment and dumped it on the floor. Then I sat in the middle of the mess and started sorting and boxing. Several large mugs of tea and a couple of TV breaks later, we were in much better shape. I only cried once.
And I thought of a new way to store my burgeoning ribbon supply! Which involved a trip to Ikea that was less than pleasant because apparently everyone else was on the hunt for organizational supplies as well. But we survived. We did not break up and we are still speaking to each other and we managed to only buy the items on our list and we got 50 cent hot dogs for lunch to celebrate. That's basically the definition of Ikea success.
I purchased one curtain rod set ($6.99) plus one extra set of hardware for double curtains ($3). D cut the metal curtain rod into two pieces with his Dremel. The regular curtain rod hardware is perfect for my wide but squat spools, while the one designed for double curtains gives me just enough extra space for my larger spools of skinny ribbon.
*I have now officially been banned from watching Hoarders, ever again. I think I'm equal parts sad and relieved.