10 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.

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

Photo By: Emily Fazio ©2016

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.

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.

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