Organize This: Wrapping Paper
Raise your hand if you’re a sucker for Marshalls/HomeGoods wrapping paper? Or any wrapping paper, really! Me me me!
Wrapping paper, and other tube-like paper (shelf liner, wallpaper, vinyl), can be a bit tricky to store in a way that keeps it nicely rolled and protected but also easy to access and put away. I’ve tried a variety of storage methods over the years. I even bought all the supplies to make a wall-mounted wrapping paper station a few years back, but ultimately determined that the for the amount I have and the frequency I use it, a big fancy wall system wasn’t really necessary! For the past year or so, I’ve used a pretty simple system, and it’s working perfectly…so I thought I’d share it as my next “Organize This” installment!
I use wrapping paper, shelf liners and wallpapers for all sorts of things, including wrapping gifts (duh!), craft projects, lining drawers/cabinets/closets, and photo backdrops. I often can’t resist any papers that match our decor scheme or in a palette I love. Just in recent weeks, our local Marshalls has had so many patterns I knew I could put to use both in our current and next home! #ilovestripes
To keep my papers from unravelling while being stored, I like to clip a small binder clips at the ends of each roll. This keeps my papers rolled up tight and the edges from getting caught on each other, ultimately allowing me to store more!
I, of course, love all the fancy wallpaper systems on Pinterest and across the web; but for me, a vintage brass trash can has been just the ticket. It tucks neatly into the corner of my craft room, I can see all my options at a glance, and I am able to pull out and put back rolls with ease. Having one can forces me to keep my hoard at a minimum (because let’s be honest, it could easily spiral out of control!), but I could always add additional bins in coordinating sizes and textures if needed.
This storage solution (obviously) isn’t anything fancy, but I’ve been really pleased at this simple and functional way to store my rolls of paper. Whether you have a lot of wrapping paper, vinyl, or craft paper and you’re tired of it falling out of the closet every time you open the doors or digging it out from the bins under the bed, this is a solution worth considering! To up the style factor and customize it for your home, keep your eye out for decorative baskets, bins, planters, or large vases that would function the same way! If you have a really extensive collection, sort by colors to keep it looking streamlined and decorative as well as functional!
My Organize This series is all about (relatively) simple and quick organizing projects that make a big difference in your day-to-day life. These aren’t intended to be large organizational overhauls, but rather quick sessions you can accomplish in an afternoon or weekend! This wrapping paper organization project is exactly that: quick and easy enough to do today or this coming weekend! Catch up on other projects in this series by clicking on the pictures below:
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I have an AWESOME project reveal in store for you Monday – can’t wait to show you – see you then!!!