Ok ok...I guess I'm not exactly doing an infomercial here, but I had a light bulb moment after cleaning up the messy living room after the Christmas onslaught of ferocious present opening: Why not recycle the big garbage bag full of paper into packaging material?!
Ok, so it doesn't take a genius to think of something like this and I'm sure I'm far from the first one who's thought of it, but I decided to put my $2 garage sale paper shredder to work! I keep a giant box near the packaging station in my studio and every time there's a party or a package that comes in the mail or whatever the case may be where I end up with some tissue paper or whatever, I throw it in the box. I buy packing paper in bulk as well...but why not reuse something that's still perfectly good? So I filled my big box to the brim with pretty shredded wrapping paper!
Anyone who's looking forward to my Valentine's Day update in a week or two can also expect to open a box filled with a little piece of Christmas from the Sloane home! (Oh yeah...I forgot to put that on my New Year's resolution list...to change my name already!)