Gift wrap storage can be a struggle. We’ve kept wrapping supplies a variety of ways, but could never easily find what we were looking for. Until now!
I’ve heard that some people have full gift-wrapping rooms in their homes. While I could understand thinking that is ridiculous, I find it a bit dreamy!
Just the thought of all that pretty organization makes me giddy. More importantly, I love the idea of giving gifts so often throughout the year that I need a whole room to stay on top of things. #lifegoals
Back in reality, we’re not planning an addition to the house for gift wrap storage anytime soon and I’m going to guess you aren’t either.
Today, I’ve got a solution to get the same effect in less space!
This post is in partnership with Interdesign, but all selections and ideas are my own. Post also contains affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you purchase items from this post.
I started with clear, lidded storage bins in 3 different sizes for everything except wrapping paper and bags. The transparent design makes it SO easy to find exactly what we need.
To keep smaller items separated, I used Interdesign kitchen drawer organizers inside some of the containers. It’s a tight fit, but one extra-small and one small work without interfering with the lid.
Here’s what I put in each of my containers:
-White Tissue Paper
-Patterned Tissue Paper
-Scissors & Tapes (Scotch Tape, Packing Tape, & Double-Sided Tape)
-Gift Toppers (Also great to tie on a gift bag handle)
Organized bliss, right?
Since the containers have lids and are stackable, you could store them anywhere. PS: These would be AMAZING for toy storage as well.
I opted to temporarily take over the shelves in my office and create my dream wrapping zone!
Consider commandeering your own floating shelves for Christmas, or pack up books from a few shelves of a bookcase for the month. It will be so worth it to have an organized way to wrap gifts as you bring them home.
Wondering how I worked wrapping paper and gift bags into this space?
It was easy!
I used a square hamper for gift wrap, with one little trick to keep things neat.
When I put all the wrapping paper in the hamper, it wasn’t fully cooperating. There was a mini-avalanche each time I tried to remove a roll.
To help the rolls stay straight, I used two drawer organizers in the bottom. I had the organizers on hand, and they worked perfectly. However, since you can’t see them, this may be a good spot to try and save a little cash by testing something like cracker boxes. You just need something slightly wider than your thickest roll.
Did you catch the sneak peek of the gift bag storage above? It might be my favorite!
The T-bar in the front means you can put several bags on one hook without worrying about the bags coming off when you slide them on the rail.
Ready to see how it all looks together?
It took all my willpower to resist labeling those beautiful bins. I can see everything in them, so it wasn’t necessary for function. And this time of year, I need to practice saying no to things so I have more time to enjoy the Christmas season.
Last year, I was pretty upset when we didn’t get the majority of the presents wrapped until the 23rd. It was such a short time of being able to enjoy them all under the tree. Plus, the night of the 23rd, we were frantically working on wrapping instead of enjoying hot cocoa and a Christmas movie.
Now, as we finish up shopping this weekend, we can wrap without hauling out random boxes of paper and supplies each night. And anything that reduces stress in December is a great idea!
If you haven’t seen the rest of the office, you can find it here!
If you also need help keeping track of your gift-buying, make sure you head to my printable gift-tracker next!
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Her work has been featured in print in Better Homes & Gardens and Room to Create Magazine, and online by HGTV, House Beautiful, Buzzfeed, & more.
In 2018 & 2019, Melissa was named as a Style Maker by Better Homes & Gardens. In 2019, Polished Habitat was shortlisted for the Amara Blog Awards Best Interior Styling Blog - International.
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