The year end holidays are a busy time as we plan the family schedule, purchase gifts, bake cookies and more. Wrapping paper and ribbon/bows are part of the holiday bustle unless you like buying your paper when it goes on sale after Christmas. Either way it's helpful to have a wrapping paper organizer to keep track of what you have (or need to buy).
With a new home, I hadn't figured out where to keep my wrapping paper so I went shopping a friend to see what types of wrapping paper organizers could be found.
Our night out started with dinner at Kneader's Bakery in Mesa, AZ. Much to my surprise, not only do they have great soups, salads and the best bread imaginable, they also offer gift baskets. Gift baskets require wrapping paper and ribbon, so it was fun to start the night seeing how they've organized their gift wrapping paper and ribbon.
Which Wrapping Paper Organizer Do You Like Best?
Probably all of us would love the wrapping paper organizer I discovered at Kneader's. That's not realistic so what options do we have?
Scroll back up to the wrapping paper sales shelf at Target. They've got their wrapping paper organized into tall boxes. That's an inexpensive solution and you could decorate the boxes to fit the room where they're stored. The question is how many years will the boxes last.
After dinner we went to the Container Store to see what ideas they had for organizing wrapping paper. Here are the options we found for wrapping paper organizers.
While I liked that all of these containers were easy to move around the house, none of them inspired me so the search continued. We had to ask for help before we found my favorite wrapping paper organizer at the Container Store (below).
Requirements for a Wrapping Paper Organizer
Finally I was able to list what I wanted like easy to move (small or wheels) to where I want to wrap gifts and put away in a closet when not being used. I'd also prefer something that holds not just the wrapping paper but also ribbon, tags, scissors, tape and anything else involved in gift wrapping.
Given the Container Store price was more than $200, I wondered if Amazon would have similar but less expensive choices. I found some really nice options that are wood versus wire shelving.
Inexpensive Wrapping Paper Organizers
OK, maybe you don't want to spend a lot of money just to organize paper you only use a few times each year. There are lots more inexpensive products. Some organizers are designed to hang in a closet, others to slide under a bed and well … here are the most interesting organizers I found on Amazon.