Wrapping Paper and Gift Bag Organization

This is the 1st of 5 goals I set for the month of January.

I was a complete mess when it came to wrapping paper and gift bag storage. I actually had Christmas wrap and items in my bedroom drawers and under the bed and all- occasion items in a chest of drawers in my foyer. Not an ideal situation. It had been this way for as long as I can remember. Life just kept getting in the way of doing anything about it, so I had accepted the mess. Does that happen to you guys?

What I really wanted was a gift wrap cart, but couldn't find the right place to store it, so I was forced to come up with a Plan B. Well, I finally decided enough was enough and though it may not be the Martha Stewart wrapping room I envisioned, anything was better than what I had now.

 I started by clearing out all my Christmas stuff from the bedroom. I did a major purge of gift bags and donated them to Angel Tree.  What I was left with was easily contained in a collapsible tote. I actually already owned two of these, so this was a  win- win that I didn't have to buy them.

Wrapping Paper and Gift Bag Organization


I did the same with my all- occasion gift bags. Do they seem to multiply overnight at your house? Here are the drawers with all my bags.


I sorted these and the ones I didn't think I needed or would use again went to the Vets.


Here is what it looked like all put together. I was able to store tissue paper and flattened boxes in the bins along with the bags.IMG_6864

My next mission was to corral ribbons and gift tags. Again I divided them into 2 separate bins: one for Christmas and one for all- occasion.


In order to get everything in a more convenient location, I cleared a cabinet in my office to store everything. The dining room table is nearby which will be a great spot to wrap and put together gifts.


Next was the wrapping paper, I couldn't fit it in the cabinet, so I bought a wrapping paper bin and put them all together. A closet in the hall was the closest spot to store the bin.


All in all, I am thrilled with how this organizational project turned out. I'll keep dreaming of a wrapping room or cart, but for now, this is a great solution.

Everything is all in one place, organized and easy to access. I also have gained 4 drawers that I can now use to store other things. Yeah!!

What is your storage solution for wrapping and gift bags? I'd love to hear what works for you!

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To life feeling like home!



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  2. Roseann says:

    Great organizational idea!

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