Today, I was wrapping presents when I realized that I needed to reorganize my wrapping paper organizing drawers. I do not like wrapping presents. It seems like it would be fun, but it takes too long to do to make it enjoyable. So, I created this easy way to organize my wrapping paper storage so I can quickly grab what I need when I need it. Over the years, it has saved me a ton of time and money. Let me show you how I made it.
How to make a well-organized holiday wrapping paper station
First, I started with a three-drawer plastic drawer cart by Sterilite.
The images below are from Amazon.com, and they give you a visual idea of what this one looked like. (Affiliate link - if you chose to click-through and buy a product from Amazon.com, I will receive a small referral commission at no additional cost to you.) The drawers come out quickly when I am wrapping presents, and the frame is left in the attic.
After I purchased the drawer cart, I then proceeded to organize it this way.
I divided each drawer into sections.
The first drawer contains holiday tags, ribbons, tape, scissors, and holiday tissue paper(affiliate from Amazon.com). I labeled this bin accordingly, so my whole family knew where the items go. Because some of these items were small, I added a shoebox that keeps the ribbons, tape, and scissors organized and contained. It would be a mess if I didn't do this. Plus, it allows me to remove the items from the bin efficiently. I also included things like wrapping paper cutters and small rolls of bows in here as well.
The next bin was used for shirt gift boxes and gift card boxes. The little boxes to the right in the image are gift card boxes. I divided this out because it was easier to get the boxes I needed when the drawer was shallow. Too much layering will take too long to find what I am looking for in the drawer.
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The last drawer was used for holiday gift bags. I usually use and have a lot of gift bags. Some of the gift bags are reused each year to reduce the cost of buying bags. I typically gather them from largest to smallest. The smallest bags are usually on top.
How to organize wrapping paper rolls?
Now, you may be wondering what I do with my wrapping paper. Well, for the larger rolls, I used an under the bed box. It was the perfect length. I added a shoebox for the bows so they won't get flattened. I have also used an upright wrapping paper organizer. If you store your supplies in a basement or attic, you must store them in plastic because of the extreme change in temperature in these places. Paper does not do well in very hot or cold temperatures.
Well, there you have it. That's my easy way to do wrapping paper organizing. Remember, the wrapping paper organizing system should be checked regularly to see if they are still useable. Some bags may start to break if you reuse them. Other bags' glued edges may dry out as well. Weeding through the unusual never used sizes or damaged items will make room for the ones you do use. It will also show you what size bags you are missing.
I hope these tips inspire you to create your holiday wrapping paper storage. If you are looking for another option. I also have a DIY wrapping paper behind the door organizer for the other holidays. Feel free to check it out.
Let's continue to discuss wrapping paper organizing. Do you have any tips? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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