Keeping organization as simple as possible
Ribbon organizers come in all different shapes. The one on the left is a base with a dowel drilled into it made by Ron which served great in the early years. But like all stashes, as the ribbon collection grew the dowels needed to be longer and more of them were needed. Too much surface space was being used to hold these mighty towers!
Color sorting works best with ribbons. If you can't pick a predominant color, than by all means put stripes together, plaids together, etc. After years of doing this, I simply make a decision on what is the main color and go for it! Above was a color collection split into color ways as an example.
There are wonderful towel racks that mount to walls which are very handy and available at local discount chains like Target, Big Lots, Walmart and more that will work for ribbons. If you don't know what kind of containers to initially look for then look at the sorted ribbon piles for size and shape and then see this Pinterest board for suggestions: Organize Yourself
|Chaos - prior to sorting when new ribbons arrive!|