Every. Single. Time. I opened this box I vowed to "one day" take the time to sit down and iron out this mess and wrap it up somehow so that this wouldn't happen again. This is just stupid.
My friend says to me, "You laid all that out in a house full of cats?!" The steam-hiss of the iron scares them away, hehe.
Muuuuch better. It's a slapdash system, but it gave me the opportunity to try some diferent methods of organizing ribbons - usually I wrap them around my fingers and make little bows out of them, which I did for the looooong pieces. My scrapbooking and art-journaling friends gave me the idea of wrapping smallish bits around the handle of an old spoon (they do it with washi tape). My favorite, though, was wrapping the velvet ribbon around empty thread spools. I'd really like all of my ribbon and trim to be done that way.
All of this, by the way, was because I couldn't find the ribbon I wanted for a necklace. And no, I never found it. Maybe it's in one of the four boxes of ribbon, tape, and trim that I haven't gone through yet. :-/