Wrapping Paper Storage Woes
Last year, I thought I was slick. I had a box that was nearly as tall as the rolls of paper. I stood the wrapping paper on their ends in that box and thought they were stored safely until this year.
Lo and behold, I pulled them out of the edge of the closet and discovered that I still needed to go buy new rolls of wrapping paper. Ugh! Even in this box, that had seemed perfect a year ago, the rolls had loosened and the ends had crinkled and wrinkled.
In prior years, I had tried to re-wrap the rolls in their cellophane as well as I could and stand them up in a closet corner. That didn't work. I have just laid all of the rolls on a pile on the closet shelf. That didn't work either. In all of those prior years the paper becomes dusty or wrinkled.
Wrapping Paper Storage Solutions
Pinterest is a great resource. You can find photograph images of almost anything you could think of. This includes storage solutions for rolls of wrapping paper. You can choose from dowel rod racks, a large variety of re-purposed baskets, modified shoe storage bags, and so many more storage ideas. I love the dowel rod racks - what a great idea. But in my small living space, I need a storage solution that is more compact.
I've chosen my solution. And I think it'll be perfect. It will keep the rolls from loosening. They will be protected from dust and wrinkling. The entire thing will be kept in an out-of-the-way place in my closet. I think it is a perfect solution.
I will be using a combination of toilet paper rolls and a clear garment bag for wrapping paper storage this year. The process is as easy as:
1. Save empty toilet paper (or paper towel) rolls
2. Cut the toilet paper roll cardboard from end to end
3. Slip one of these cardboard rolls over each end of the gift wrap (The gift wrap roll is then held snug enough to prevent loosening)
4. Place the secured gift wrap rolls into a garment bag
5. Close bag and hang in the closet
Easy. And the end result will be less expensive than replacing rolls of gift wrap each year.
I've chosen a clear garment bag because I am forgetful. If I can't see the wrap through the bag, I'm likely to forget where I've safely stored my gift wrap rolls. I'd imagine that a darker bag would also provide the added benefit of protecting the wrapping paper from light and possible fading.
|40" long, clear hanging garment bag|
Hopefully, you have already found a storage solution that works for you and have eliminated the waste of ruined paper. If you haven't already, you might want to give this a try.
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