Now that the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to organize your gift wrapping supplies. As a miliary family we move a lot. A. Lot. I have never had the luxury of organizing a craft room or a gift wrap storage closet. My gift wrap and craft supplies are
shoved stored in closets, basements, attics where ever I can find the space in each new house. I have found the perfect gift wrap organization and storage solution that is easy to move and I always can find space for. I call it my Moveable Gift Wrap Organizing and Storage.
Let me start by saying that I use a lot of fabric gift bags that are reusable and I reuse paper gift bags that we are given. These along with repurposed tissue paper that come with gifts that we are given are stored in a couple of drawers in an old dresser. I file these vertically (just like I do tee-shirts, jeans and linens) so that they are easily visible and accessible. I prefer to use reusable fabric and paper bags whenever I can. However, some gifts are wrapped much easier in paper.
I repurpose cloth ribbon that comes with gifts that we receive. I keep the ribbon in plastic seal top bags, one for general occasion and one for Christmas. I usually repurpose cards that we are given and make gift tags from them. I keep these in 2 seal top bags, one for general occasions and one for Christmas.
Some day I dream of having a gift wrapping station or closet like those you see in magazines. But I never know how big our next house will be and so far I’ve never had room for a gift wrapping station. My solution has been a gift wrap tub that can be purchased at a big box store. I keep this under my bed and every time we move, I’m sure there will be a space under my bed available for my gift wrap tub. (If there’s not space for my bed in the house, then I have bigger problems than where to put a box of gift wrapping paper!)
The storage tub came with 2 trays. I have designated one the general occasion tray and one the Christmas tray.
In the general occasion tray I keep a bag of repurposed ribbon, the bag of gift tags, other ribbon, scissors, tape and a pen.
In the Christmas tray I keep the bag of repurposed Christmas ribbon, the bag of Christmas tags and rolls of Christmas specific ribbon.
Until that day when I am able to organize my very own magazine-worthy gift wrap station, I’m sticking with my moveable gift wrap tub and it has worked out well for over 10 years.