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Today, I was wrapping presents when I realized that I needed to reorganize my wrapping paper and organize 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.
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 choose 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(Affiliate Link), ribbons(Affiliate Link), tape(Affiliate Link), scissors(Affiliate Link), and holiday tissue paper(affiliate from Amazon.com). I labeled this bin accordingly, so my whole family knew where the items went. 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.
Place items in the next drawer
The next bin was used for shirt gift boxes (affiliate link) and Clothing cardboard boxes (affiliate link). 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.
Place items in the bottom drawer
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 do you 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
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.