Yes, I’m aware that it’s only the beginning of June – but what better time to organize your gift wrap 🙂
This way, you’ll be ready for any weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays this summer — and you’ll know if you need to stock up on anything well before the holiday season!
I LOVE wrapping gifts, and I often feel like half the fun of getting a great gift is getting it in great packaging. I know that’s quite “consumerist” of me… but at least I recycle and reuse our gift wrap.
I used to wrap almost all our gifts (for any occasion) in either brown butcher-block paper or newspaper and then embellish them with ribbons, twine, fun accessories, etc. I liked how all the gifts looked uniform and I loved not having a huge arsenal of wrapping supplies to store.
However, over the years, we have gotten lots of gifts wrapped in bags with tissue paper — and I just can’t bring myself to toss all those cute bags, especially when they’re in perfect condition. So I kept them…
And then I ended up with this mess:
WAY too many bags!
The situation was getting out of control. I couldn’t even find the bags I wanted to use… and some of the bags were getting ripped and crumpled since they were all smashed together.
So the other day, I got out ALL my wrapping supplies, purged anything I didn’t need, use, want, or love, and then organized the rest.
It’s not a fancy system, but it has worked for me for several years.
I use one large gift bag to store all my other gift bags
I use another large bag to store all my boxes
I use a small box to store all my tissue paper (color-coded because I’m a dork like that!)
I use a medium-size box to store miscellaneous odds and ends, small boxes, rolls of twine, and any other wrapping supplies I need
I also have one roll of butcher block paper, one roll of white craft paper, and a little bag of ribbons and bows.
All our wrapping supplies are stored in our office closet and thanks to my 30-minute organizing project, I can now find everything I need again!