The holidays are just around the corner, which means you are about to turn into a gift wrapping fiend. Save yourself time and frustration by creating an organized gift wrapping station.
You know the story, it’s Christmas Eve and you are frantically trying to find a pair of scissors or that last roll of tape. And where on earth are the red bows? You were sure you still had plenty on hand, which is why you didn’t buy any more when you were at the store picking up one last ingredient for your holiday breakfast. It’s enough to make anyone want to send up a Christmas wish for some gift wrap organization. Take some time now, before the holiday schedule gets too crazy, to get organized!
Assess Your Supplies
Before you create your gift wrapping station you will need to gather all of your supplies. Search every nook and cranny of your house and gather up all those rolls of wrapping paper, bags of bows, piles of tissue paper, and stacks of gift bags. Don’t forget to also grab wrapping tools like scissors, tape, and a few pens.
Now it’s time to decide where your gift wrapping station will live. Better Homes & Gardens has several suggestions of where you can store your gift wrapping goodies.
A corner in your office, guest bedroom, or kids playroom can serve as gift wrapping central. Scoot in a table for a flat surface, or let an existing desk do double-duty.
Now that you have all the supplies gathered up, and you’ve decided on a location, it’s time to start getting organized.
Moving On Up
When wrapping gifts it’s really helpful to keep your table surface clear of supplies. That way your space can be used for the actual act of wrapping. Move those supplies up, up, up…up the wall that is! The Omni Track System is a great way to get your gift wrapping station organized. The Paper Organizer arms let you store roll after roll of wrapping paper. You can use the paper organizer to store tissue paper as well. All those beautiful papers actually make for a lovely display. Practical and pretty, that’s our kind of organization project!
A Pliers Hook is perfect for storing your favorite gift wrapping scissors. Never again will you be turning in circles trying to find the scissors that were just in your hands!
A hanging basket is just the thing for storing bows or rolls of ribbon. Grab a Basket Hook and a basket to organize bows in every color of the rainbow. Particularly those darn red ones. You know you’re always going to need a few more! In addition, a small plastic bin is a great way to store your gift tags and rolls of tape.
When it comes to gift bags a Storage Box is a your storage solution. You can add a shelf to your wall, or stack your storage boxes under your gift wrapping table.
Give Yourself a Gift This Holiday Season
Have you been dreaming of an organized closet…or pantry…or office…or…or…or? Perhaps it’s time to give yourself an extra special gift! With five simple steps we can help take you from visions of
sugar plums a beautifully organized space to no-this-isn’t-a-dream reality! This year is the year for the BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!