8 Ways To Organize Christmas Wrapping Paper {Plus A Bonus!}

 

Maybe you don’t want to think about it, but the time for Christmas shopping will be here before you know it.  Maybe you’ve even already started.  Color me jealous if you have.  

 

What stresses you out the most about Christmas – anything?  For me, it isn’t the decorating or the entertaining or even the shopping.  It’s the wrapping and I know why.  It’s because I have a majorly bad habit of tossing all of my purchases into a closet and waiting until the last minute to wrap them.  Not gonna do that this year!

 

If I’m going to keep my promise to myself, the very first thing that I need to do is to spend a weekend organizing my wrapping supplies.  I’ve come up with a list of eight different ways to do that.

 

Perhaps the premo wrapping paper organizer, would be not one, but two side-by-side prefab ones, such as this one from Home Depot.

Prefab wrapping paper organizer

Image via Home Depot’s blog

 

Looking for a mobile wrapping station?  Here’s one from Hayneedle.

Prefab wrapping paper organizer

 

All of the above are a bit pricey though.  A less expensive alternative is to find space in cabinets, a dresser or a chest that you already own.  The nice thing about this idea is that the top could be used as a place to wrap the gifts.

 

Wrapping paper organized in a dresser

Real Simple

 

How about doing a little customization to the inside of a closet or some bookshelves?

Customize the interior of a bookcase or a closet to hold all of your wrapping paper and supplies

IHeart Organizing

 

Perhaps you’re a diy’er.  Get the directions for making this portable gift wrap tote at Ana White.

diy wrapping paper organizer tote

 

You can diy a bucket organizer, like this one from Martha Stewart.  Or if you don’t want to go to that much trouble, you could purchase a ready-made bucket organizer from Amazon for under $13 (affiliate link).

Bucket organizer for wrapping paper supplies

Image via Martha Stewart

 

You just can’t beat the price and practicality of plastic storage containers.  It can be a challenge to contain the myriad of gift bags that most of us have, but the drawers in this container are perfect for holding them all in one spot.

Rolling plastic storage containers are great for organizing Christmas wrapping supplies

‘A Casarella

 

And if space is at a premium, a large plastic bin with low sides will slide right under a bed.

Large plastic containers with low sides are great for storing wrapping paper supplies and will slide right under a bed

BHG

 

Lastly, here’s a great bonus idea and a direct quote from BHG!  “Organizing your gift-giving ideas is just as important as organizing your gift wrapping supplies themselves — keep track of all of the essentials (clothing sizes, favorite colors, etc.) in a journal, labeling each section with the recipient’s name on a tab to make holiday gift giving a simple task.”

Organizing your gift-giving ideas is just as important as organizing your gift wrapping supplies themselves -- keep track of all of the essentials (clothing sizes, favorite colors, etc.) in a journal, labeling each section with the recipient's name on a tab to make holiday gift giving a simple task.

 

So, how about you?  Do you have any great ideas for organizing wrapping paper?

 

Don’t forget to pin it for reference!

Eight ideas for organizing your wrapping paper and supplies

 

More organizing tips and ideas:

15 Things To Store On The Back Of A Closet Door

10 Stylish Organizing Must-Haves

The No Fuss No Frills Way To Store And Organize Christmas Decorations

How To Make The Most Out Of Your Small Closet

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. You can’t imagine how happy I am to find someone talking already about Christmas – because I do it too !
    Wonderful ideas to have our wrapping things ready. I must say, mine need a bit more organizing and you inspired me to do that this weekend. Thank you.

    1. Hi Paula. Glad you found some inspiration! My hubby couldn’t wait to remind me, that as of yesterday, Christmas is less than 100 days away. He’s been begging me to watch White Christmas for months! I may have to cave in this weekend. lol

  2. Suzy as much as I balked at thinking about Christmas, EEEEEK!! I had to read this post. Loved some of the ideas! I think this is something everyone needs help with! I pinned away!!

    1. I know – I both dread and look forward to the Christmas season. Glad you found some ideas!

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