Well, it's officially the most wonderful time of the year and your wrapping paper is about to come out of that bin that's been tucked away from the light of day for nearly a year! I'm sure there were plenty of moments during birthdays and anniversaries where you thought about digging it up, but decided to simply buy a bag or even avoid wrapping altogether! My hope is that this guide to storing your wrapping paper will not only give you easier access to your items and downgrade your clutter in storage, but also save you money due to convenience and as always create a functional, yet beautiful space for another part of your home.
Create a Space Specifically For Wrapping Items
Preferably a completely vertical space between 2-3 feet or horizontal space between 4-5 feet. Wall storage or adjustable tall shelf/drawer space would be best for this. Why? Because wrapping paper tubes come in so many lengths and are typically pretty tall! It just makes more sense to store them in a space that can accommodate a tube of longer than average paper - should a gift need it. But what is a "good" place to allocate a section like this in?
Here are some ideas:
Under your Bed
The Back of a Door (yes, really!)
Ultimately, this isn't something you'll need access to every day, so I'd avoid making space in a well-lived-in room where it could become an eyesore year-round!
For The Rolls Unused
When you think wrapping, you think those long tubes that would hypothetically take up an obscene amount of space if displayed where you can see all of them horizontally. For condensing purposes, It makes more sense to stand them up for an easy grab-and-go system so you can wrap gifts anywhere (or even use the wrapping paper for decorating!).
Here are some of my go-to pieces for storing wrapping paper tubes vertically:
Here are some of my go-to bins for storing wrapping paper tubes horizontally: