The other day I showed you how I store my gift bags, wrap and cards in my gift closet. In case you don’t happen to have an available closet, I wanted to show you some other alternatives that I’ve found that may be helpful to you as you set up a system that works for you. The most important thing to remember, even if you don’t have a fancy dancy organizer, is to consolidate all of your supplies into one area. This makes it easy to see what you have, what you need and saves time because you don’t need to run all over the house looking for everything.
* Gather your supplies
* Consolidate supplies (discard the unused or unwanted items and organize the remaining)
* Containerize supplies
Won’t take you any time at all :)
Here are some examples of storage containers designed specifically for the purpose of creating a gift wrap station. Prices vary.
Gift Wrap Organizer ~ great for the closet
Customized Gift Wrap Center ~ great for under bed storage
Vertical Gift Wrap Center ~ this is what I use for my Christmas rolls
Gift Wrap Storage Bag ~ also great for under bed storage
Don’t forget to take a look around your house to see what could be re-purposed. Love this idea for converting an old change table. Instructions here.
I also think those plastic drawers on wheels would work great for this purpose as well. This fabulous gift wrapping post over at Serene Journey shows you a great example of what I mean.
Also Aby over at Creative Organizing provides some great tips on gift wrap storage as well.
Now go get gathering, consolidating and containerizing. Sorry couldn’t help myself, I just had to say those words again. They make me happy. Try it, say them out loud with me.
Gather. Consolidate. Containerize.
Ahh, now wasn’t that fun…I can see you smiling :)