Today is easy. Get your box of wrapping paper down and take a quick inventory. This is a great job for the kids!
I have an inventory sheet for you and it’s available in 2 formats. Choose one below and print.
Remember, this is not rocket science! It’s giftwrap! This is just a quick check to see how much you really need to buy when they start filling the stores in the next few weeks. I ought to do this every once in a while with everything I have so I don’t overbuy. Haven’t you ever bought a case of something because you needed it, then not long after you bought another case because you couldn’t remember what you had, or you’d needed the item for so long that you automatically think, “Hey, we always need paper towels!” That’s when I end up having to store 2 cases of paper towels!
Make a note of what you really need, and keep it with you in your PDA, purse, planner, smartphone, etc., and refer to it when running into pre-season sales. You can also use this for all of your other holiday wrapping. Some things you need all the time like tape, scissors, tissue paper, boxes, etc. Keep stocked up so you don’t end up spending $10 on an emergency wrapping job. Being smart about this gives you more money to spend on the gifts or other goodies! Have fun!