We treat our wrapping paper with such care when we need it, and for the rest of the year it’s normally neglected in some random drawer or cupboard.
By the time you pick it up again it’s either bent or ripped.
There are so many wrapping paper storage hacks to ensure it doesn’t get damaged or clutter around the house. Here are 12!
#1. Actually keeping your wrapping paper together.
Do you know how much paper gets ruined when you sticky tape it back together and it then rips?
Instead of using tape to hold your wrapping paper together, consider a thick hair tie, a thick elastic band or a ribbon where you can gently roll it back in its place.
#2: A tall bin or bucket.
Once you make sure your wrapping paper is safely secured, you can grab a relatively tall bucket or bin and place it neatly in there.
#3: Cup hooks and oak dowel.
If you don’t have a crib you can DIY your own stand by purchasing some cup hooks, attaching them to the back of a door and then sliding through the roll on a dowel.
Bunnings has Tasmanian Oak Dowel that ranges from 1.2m up to 2.4m.
You can always cut it down if it’s too large.
#4: A storage tub.
Again, if your wrapping paper is unrolled you can place it neatly inside a storage tub, but do be wary that this will cause creases on the sheet.
If you measure the length of each roll you will then be able to find a large enough storage tub to fill all your rolls all the way to the top.
Bunnings has a Christmas tree tub that should do the trick!
#5: A spare garment bag.
Have a suit or dress bag laying around somewhere?
A great way to store your wrapping paper is to fill up the bag and then hang it up somewhere in storage.
These bags are normally the size of a torso so your rolls should fit perfectly.
#6: An old crib turned upright.
If you have an old crib lying around then why not use it again to store your wrapping paper?
This only works if your wrapping paper has either already come unrolled or if you unroll it yourself.
Place the sheet through each bar of the crib and let it hang there.
#7: A drawer.
Whether you have an extremely long drawer where you can fit a roll or a smaller one where you can fit folded sheets, pretty much everyone has a spare drawer that has no use that you may be able to transform into storage for your crafts.
#8: A wire hamper.
A wire hamper is perfect because you’ll be able to see the variety of rolls and easily choose which one you need.
#9: A bar stool.
If you’d rather save your money and you have a flat wooden or metal bar stool you can easily pop it upside down and use it to store all your rolls in there.
#10: Tension rods.
Attaching a tension rod inside your cupboard or inside your craft room is a great and convenient way to store your wrapping paper rolls too.
Alternatively you can always hang the sheets over a towel rack too.
#12: A mesh hanging shoe rack.
You’ll be surprised how many wrapping paper rolls a mesh hanging shoe rack can hold.
These stretch out and are quite large. If you cut every second row, the roll will be able to go straight through the bottom.
You can find a fantastic tutorial here.
If you can’t find a hanging one, any sort of shoe rack will help so long as you can either cut through the bottom or make the rolls fit through.
Have any more tips? Let us know!
If you need some assistance on where to even begin, you can find our ultimate guide on organisation here.