Yay! I like this idea!
Here is my tip:
My husband and I like Rachel Ray a lot and we like her idea of a "trash bowl". One day while cooking and using my trash bowl, I thought it would be a good idea while making bows.
So...get a tupperware container or your favorite bowl and as you clip ribbons, open packages, or whatever, put the trash in the bowl and throw the scraps away when you're done!
This keeps your work area nice and neat and clear of clutter...