Okay now you can see what a mess I had with my ribbon. It was stored in nice little floss boxes but then I had wider longer lengths and they wouldn't fit. So I went to another type of ribbon box, baggies and the catch all basket. Way too many places to look and storage space was becoming an issue. So last week I converted to Tracy's method and I must say it is great. Works on all ribbons, laces, twines and flosses.
It does take a little time but you can wind away while catching up on your favorite TV shows.