Gift Wrapping Organization

I mentioned in a recent post that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to re-organize a few of our home’s troublesome areas.

I realized around the holidays that my gift wrapping supplies were spread all around the house. While we don’t wrap that many gifts throughout the year, when the time comes I can never easily find the supplies I need. So I decided to do something about it…and started out by rounding up all of our non-Christmas gift bags, tissue paper, small boxes and wrapping paper rolls (the Christmas supplies got packed away with the rest of our holiday items).

The next step was easy, I found some medium sized paper boxes that weren’t being used and loaded them up  – I put miscellaneous party supplies in one box and curling ribbon and bows in the other (Nick and I are clueless about why two adults have so many bags of balloons!)

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In another small container I put all of our tissue paper, small gift boxes and bags and a roll of masking tape.

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I added some simple labels to the boxes using striped washi tape.

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I decided to store everything on the unused top shelf of our shoe closet – my craft desk is in the same room so it’s the perfect space for storing the supplies and wrapping gifts.

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Since our larger gift bags and rolls of wrapping paper didn’t fit in the boxes, I found the perfect space to store them – a small gap next to our shoe shelves, where they can be easily accessed and won’t get crumpled!

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That’s it, problem solved! Nick’s birthday is only a few days away and it was really easy for me to pull down all of our newly organized supplies to wrap his gifts last week. Isn’t it great when a super simple change makes things so much easier?

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