Dang has it been hot this week! Into the 90s every day. I haven’t felt like doing much, even in the air conditioning. I tackled the very small task of organizing my wrapping paper.
I had seen this hack somewhere on the internet or Pinterest – sorry, I do not know where or I would totally give credit. It’s pretty simple.
We’ve been storing our wrapping paper – for gifts, etc. (Christmas wrapping is a whole other thing!) in a wastebasket. Ok, not as odd as it sounds:
We store this in the basement, but we had some workmen coming who would need a clear path, so dear husband brought it upstairs and deposited it in the living room. “Temporarily” Yeah, right. He doesn’t like it in “his” space in the basement. I can’t say that I blame him – it takes up floor space. We may wrap a gift 6 times a year, and that includes our kids birthday, so having it in the way is not the most practical solution.
So, I decided to employ this hanging solution I had seen on the interwebs. If you don’t have closet space, this may not be the solution for you, but you could also hang this on a pipe or hook in some other out of the way place. I’ll be hanging it on a hook in the basement because we usually wrap on DH’s work table.
I bought the garment bag on Amazon for cheap, but I’m sure that you could get one at the local BB&B. This one has the zipper on the side, so it’s just a little bit awkward getting the stuff in the bag – a front zipper might be better for this application.
I used a wooden hanger with the locking bar so that I could use it to slide ribbon along the top.
What about bags? I know you’re saying it – because, let’s face it, who wraps anymore anyway? I’m all about the bags too, and this particular garment bag is about 4″ deep, so I slipped bags and tissue paper, and bows – still keeping a low profile.
I really like this solution because you can easily see what paper and bags you have, the cover keeps them dry and dust free, and the tubs of paper are still upright, keeping them from getting bent – which totally crinkles the paper.
This was a quick and easy organization project. I didn’t even break a sweat 🙂