For almost 4 years I had my ribbon bunched up (not to mention tangled) in a storage box.... I was at Home Depot one day and BLAMMO! $1 for a skinny wooden dowel and $2 for the wall mounts. Needless to say EVERY scrapper should have a few of these ( I know how you ladies stock up on ribbon lol) it makes life SOOOOO much easier.
Also, for those small ribbon scraps, I have a wire caddy near my desk that holds paper... well, I tie the ribbon scraps around it so I can see all of them and the are neat and ready to use in a snap!