When I set out to organize our coat/game closet, it ended up [practically]
forcing me into another organization project. In the coat closet, I found a
couple roles of wrapping paper, leaning in the corner against my poor attempt
at organizing my shoes…
I set them aside as I went through the rest of the stuff in the closet. I
went upstairs to find a few various items in closets up there, and I found more
roles of wrapping paper in two different closets. I also found a Rubbermaid
gift wrap organizer, still in the package (I meant to get it out during the
holidays, but obviously that never happened.). I thought, "Might as
well!" so I grabbed all of my gift bags from another closet, and I was on
my way to a detour: organizing my wrapping and gift supplies.
Previously, my gift bags were housed in bigger bags with handles. I did have quite a lot of gift bags, but they were all
mixed up. I had a variety of wrapping paper: christmas, happy birthday, baby, generic…and I managed to find a handful of bows leftover from the holidays as well.
I know our product of the gift wrap organizer is hard to find these days. When looking online for similar products, I found this one from the Container Store and this one on another site, which are both portable with handles. Another blog post I found had some other good ideas and links too. There were various options for bins and boxes that helped organize gift wrapping supplies from Walmart and Target, but they were not as customized.
All of my wrapping paper (probably 8 rolls or so) fit just fine, and all of the compartments worked great. I put markers, tape and scissors in one pocket, scrap pieces of paper in another, bows in another, and all of gift bags fit in the pockets. Everything fit with room to spare! I even folded up my extra tissue paper and gift boxes (not bags, flattened boxes) and put them above the rolls of wrapping paper. After rounding up all of my gift wrap supplies that were strewn all over the house (unbeknown-st to me before starting my coat/game closet org project), I now have them in one, organized place!