After shopping and cooking, the next big task during the holiday season is gift wrapping. So why not give yourself the gift of a well-organized gift wrapping room this year? Think of it as your own holiday organizational wonderland with a place for everything — from paper to tags to tape. Here are a handful of simple, but clever tips for setting up your gift wrapping room in your office, spare bedroom, or corner of a large room.
1. Choose storage design that gives you a large work area
Think vertical with overhead wall shelves to hold baskets and bins. Built-in shelves and cabinets keep supplies off the work surface, but close at hand.
2. Use clear containers to easily find your supplies
Organize supplies in clear nesting trays, apothecary jars, mason jars, and glass vases. Organizing materials by type, such as tape, gift tags, cards, and pens will not only save time, but save money…you’ll know exactly what you need to replenish.
3. Hang ribbons and wrapping paper from dowels for easy access
Install dowels within shelving units to hold rolls of ribbons, twine, and gift wrapping paper, and organize supplies by style or color.
4. Install a cork board with pins to hold to-do lists and gift tags
Paint the board and add T-pins to hold notes and tags. This is also a great way to keep your to-do list right in front where you can see it. Remember to have fun…this is a great place for creative inspiration!