Tuesday, November 23, 2010

5 Minute Gift Wrap Storage Solution

A couple of weeks ago, when I was right in the middle of wrapping gifts for Christmas, I reached my disorganized wrapping paper limit. I had finally had enough of reaching back into the dark recesses of my craft/office/miscellaneous closet for wrapping paper. There was a little slot where the wrapping paper fit, but I couldn't see it unless I hauled it all out to pick the roll(s) I wanted. And sometimes the rolls were getting crunched, which is no good.

So, I decided to do something about it. I have a wall at the front of that closet that I thought might be a good place for the gift wrap, so I actually started looking to blogs to find some simple and inexpensive storage ideas. I found several good ideas, but none that were perfect for me. I didn't want to construct or paint anything and I really didn't want to spend any more than $5-10.

I decided to just go to Lowes and peruse the aisles looking for a solution (I didn't have the boys with me or there would be no "perusing" going on). Strangely, I found my solution in the kitchen oranization aisle. I bought two wire racks/bins that are really for storing plastic wrap and aluminum foil on the inside of a cabinet door or pantry. It turned out that they were tall enough that I didn't need a secondary support near the top of the rolls to keep them from falling over. Sweet and simple.

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2 comments:

Mary said...

What a good idea! I might have to copy you!

The Powells said...

That is a great idea! I have a tall wrapping paper bin that also was in a very hard to reach spot. There was definitely some digging and rearranging to get there. I may employ this idea in the future!