Tubes of gift wrap are cumbersome and always find a way to cause a mess. If you don’t already have a designated storage system for your gift wrap, then you may want to consider putting one together or purchasing a pre-made system.
I use the Gift Wrap Organizer (pictured), which has served me well over the years. I hang it in my office closet and only pull it out when I use it. I purchased tape and scissors specifically to be stored with the gift wrap so that everything is in one spot when I need it.
I keep five tubes of wrapping paper in the storage sleeves: One roll of heavy, plain white (for wedding and anniversary gifts), two rolls of holiday paper (one with a snowman print and the other a solid gold), a conservative stripe (for father’s day and male birthdays), and a neutral with polka dots (for mother’s day, female birthdays, and baby showers). If I had children, I would probably have a sixth tube of printed, youthful paper. In the front pockets I have stored bows, ribbons, and clear scotch tape. The side pocket holds a pair of scissors. The top back pocket holds white, cream, pink, and blue tissue paper. Finally, the bottom back pocket holds 10 gift bags in varying sizes (most of these are recycled from gifts people gave to me).
I found other pre-made systems that look like they could work well, too:
- Gift Wrap Station, which is an over the door organizer
- Wrap n’ Craft 1, which stands on the ground
- Wrap ‘n Craft 2, which lays flat
- Portable Gift Wrap Organizer, which zips closed
- elfa® Gift Wrap Organizer, which is a cart on wheels
- Customized Gift Wrap Center, which is made from a series of plastic boxes
Keep gift wrap from causing a mess in your home with a self-made or purchased organization system specifically designed for this purpose.