14 Ways to Organize Your Wrapping Paper and Gift Bags

Tame your unruly wrapping zone, and consider some of these ideas for organizing gift bags and rolls of wrapping paper.

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A Gift Bag Storage System You Won't Mind Keeping On Display

Simple magazine racks are great for organizing gift bags. Group your inventory by holiday and event, and make nice labels that you won't mind looking at if they're stored on an open shelf. 

Store Wrapping Paper Between Ceiling Joists

Make the most of space in between ceiling joists in an unfinished basement. Here, dowels are used to support the weight of wrapping paper rolls.

An Over-the-Door System For Organizing Wrapping Paper

Hack an over-the-door shoe storage unit to keep your rolls of wrapping paper contained and in order.

Use a Folding Chair Bag to Harness Gift Wrap

Use the bag from a lawn chair to hold long lengths of wrapping paper. The strap makes it easy to hang on a hook in your wrapping area, or attach to the rod in a closet.

Upgrade a Bookshelf for Wrapping Paper Storage

Install rods inside a shelving unit to hold ribbon and wrapping paper rolls horizontal. Consider it a one-stop gift wrapping shop.

DIY a Wrapping Paper Display

If you don't have a bookshelf to retrofit, you can also use a large frame and rods to create a wrapping paper and ribbon display.

Upcycle Cardboard Tubes to Prevent Unrolling

Trim a heavy-duty cardboard roll, and use it to embrace an opened roll of wrapping paper. The heavier cardboard will be strong enough to keep the paper from unrolling.

Get Creative With Wall-Mounted Hardware

Childproofing hardware is notoriously hard-working. Once you’re no longer using it on cabinets and drawers, upcycle these hooks in new ways. The heavy-duty plastic holds a lot of weight, and because they stick out several inches from the wall, you can fit a whole stack of gift bags on each one.

Use Hangers to Store Your Gift Bags

Simply hook gift bags into hangers for simple hanging storage. We especially like hangers from suits and pants, which securely hold many pieces at once and keep everything flat and tidy.

Put Tension Rods to Work When Organizing Gift Wrap

Utilize space in a closet by installing a tension rod to harness rolls of wrapping paper upright. Hook the lightweight gift bags to the same rod for easy storage.

Upcycle a Garment Bag for Wrapping Paper

Tuck your rolls of wrapping paper into a transparent garment bag to keep them clean, orderly, and out of the way in a closet.

Repurpose a Laundry Basket

Keep your wrapping paper tidy and easily transportable inside of a rolling mesh laundry basket. Thanks to its height, you can see the different styles of paper popping out the top, and lockable casters will help make it kid and pet proof.

Make a Wrapping Station on Wheels

Can you guess the ordinary object that stars in this extraordinary storage idea? Turn a kitchen stool upside down, add caster wheels and tie on fabric bags for a truly repurposed wrapping station. Make your own with this DIY tutorial.

Store Paper in Plain Sight With a Pretty Basket

Outfit a large woven basket with wrapping paper, ribbon and name tags, then take it from room to room as needed, or simply leave it by the tree until it's time to start wrapping your next round of gifts.

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