6 best tips for gift wrap storage and organization
As the holiday season rolls around, Nadine asked a preemptive question: “How do you store your gift paper rolls?”
The usual case, before the holidays we get a variety of gift wrap and then when the holidays are over, we end up with reams of paper. And scratching our heads wondering where to store them till next year.
So, what are your best ideas for gift wrap storage?
The community over at our Facebook Group offered lots of suggestions.
#1 Use a garment bag
Amy suggested using a garment bag to hang up the rolls in your storage closet, as seen in The Chic Site.
Just place the paper rolls into the bag and stash away till your next wrapping session.
Photo: The Chic Site
- See the STUK garment bag, $9.99 for a set of 3 at IKEA.
- See the PLURING garment bag, $2.99 for a set of 3 at IKEA.
#2 Use a plastic bag dispenser
Without a doubt, the VARIERA plastic bag dispenser reigns supreme in this. Use it to hold paper rolls vertically or horizontally. I especially like the rolls in horizontal position. You’ll be able to fit in way more rolls in a single dispenser and the holes naturally hold the rolls in shape.
You can even use it at an angle for easy access.
Photo: House of Hepworths
- See the VARIERA plastic bag dispenser, $2.99 at IKEA.
#3 Use a kitchen rail
Another great idea is to make use of the slim space behind the door. Stefanie used the old BYGEL rail (still available on Amazon) fastened to her door and curtain clips to hang up the rolls. She added baskets to the rail for her other gift wrapping essentials.
- KUNGSFORS, $4.99 rail at IKEA
- FINTORP, $8.99 rail at IKEA
- RIKTIG curtain clip with hook, $4.99 for 24-pack at IKEA
Related: DIY Kraft paper holder and dispenser
#4 Use a storage case
IKEA, in some countries, offers a SKUBB storage case for wrapping paper. I know IKEA UK has it (lucky you!). Zip up and stash it away under the bed.
Amazon sells a similar storage case, for the rest who can’t get their hands on the IKEA version.
- See SKUBB storage case for wrapping paper, £7.50 on IKEA UK.
#5 Use a hanger
- See the KOMPLEMENT multi-use hanger, $6.99 at IKEA.
#6 Use curtain rods
Curtain rods are great if you want to keep your gift wrap accessible and organized. The example below from BHG used curtain rods, fastened on a wall (or board) with hardware. Paper can be easily accessed and replaced when empty.
Photo: Better Homes and Garden
Get the affordable IRJA curtain rod set and you can have a gift wrap station for very little money.
- See the IRJA curtain rod set, $2.99 at IKEA.
What other gift wrap storage ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments.