I have an organized and not so organized systemt to storing my ribbon. As you can see, my not so organized way is to stuff ribbon strands into this clear, glass jar. I like that I can quickly see the colors and what is availabe. A lot of times this is where I stuff a few inches of ribbon instead of trying to wrap it around the plastic tabs.
This is my organized ribbon storage. I store my ribbon on these tabs inside this plastic organizer. I got this for about $2 at Hobby Lobby...it's suppose to be for storing DMC floss.
Once I wrap my ribbon around the plastic dividers I store it in this plasic box.
The only problem I have with storing my ribbon this way is that the ribbon can have kinks in it.
But I can easily get rid of the kinks by getting out my handy dandy hair straightener.
I heat up my straightener and slide the ribbon through it slowly. It only takes a couple seconds for my ribbon to come out nice and straight.
I do this also when I get the ribbon that is packaged on a cardboard sheet...the ribbon can have kinks from that, too.