If you love wrapping gifts for any occasion, then you probably already know that storing wrapping paper, gift bags, and all of that ribbon can be a challenge. Wrapping paper is beautiful, but the rolls of paper take up a lot of space, which is why these storage ideas and hacks work well for these items and will make your life easier (or at least make your home a bit more organized). Plus, you'll actually be able to see all the supplies you already have, which just may save you from buying even more cute paper for the next big gifting occasion (maybe).
Read on to find out the best ways to store wrapping paper.
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Command Hook Brackets
A smart solution for renters (or those not wanting to ruin their paint), this ingenious wrapping paper storage hack uses removable hooks and wooden dowels to keep gift wrap organized. This wrapping paper storage idea gets bonus points because you don't even have to take the roll down to cut the piece you need.
Renter-Friendly Wrapping Paper Storage from Living In A Nutshell
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Daybed Drawer Storage
If you happen to have a bed with built-in drawers, they make an ideal place for storing rolls of wrapping paper and organizing gift bags. An empty dresser drawer in a guest room or office works well, too.
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A Caddy for Organizing Wrapping
This storage caddy has so much room and it takes up such little space. The deep box from IKEA is the perfect wrapping paper storage hack. It holds folded tissue paper and wrapping, while the top insert keeps gift tags, tape, and other accessories neat and organized.
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A Custom Holder You Can Build
If you're constantly wrapping gifts, you may already have a dedicated workspace to do your elf work. You can take it up a notch by making this DIY wrapping paper holder with steps in the tutorial. Plus, it's so easy to swap paper when you need to.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Beautifully Organized Drawers
You'll never forget what gift wrap supplies you have on hand when they're laid out this beautifully. Drawers help to keep everything tidy, but underbed storage boxes or even shoe boxes have a similar function, too.
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Behind the Door Gift Wrap Storage
You're probably used to seeing these wire storage baskets in bathrooms or kitchens, but they work surprisingly well for holding wrapping paper. Plus, we love inside-the-door storage because it's a clever use of a space that's normally wasted.
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Long Drawer Gift Wrap Storage
If you have extra drawer space that's wide enough to accommodate a roll of wrapping paper, then this method is a gorgeous and functional way to store wrapping paper and accessories. Long storage boxes (that can live under a bed) work well, too, if your drawers are already full.
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Peg Gift Bag Holders
Finally: A way to organize all those cute gift bags you receive and hope to reuse one day. Long metal hooks or shelf brackets (on a slatted wall or peg board like the above or just hung from any wall) work well for hanging a ton of bags of similar sizes together.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Laundry hampers aren't just for laundry anymore. Use these handy laundry items to store wrapping paper in the closet. This gift wrap closet uses plastic hampers and a cute storage box with dowels for organizing ribbon, paper, and more. If you live in a small space and don't have a whole closet to devote to wrapping supplies, a laundry basket tucked somewhere discrete will still do the trick.
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A Gift Wrap Cart
When in doubt, a gift wrap cart is the way to go. It has a spot for everything, and you can roll it anywhere, which is helpful when you're going from room to room. If you have the type of rolling craft supply cart with drawers, you can even keep it out of the way in your garage (if the space is dry and climate controlled).
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Gift Wrap in a Basket
Your wrapping paper doesn't need to be hidden away when it looks this tidy. Tall, cloth baskets are an ideal height for storing wrapping paper, and the storage becomes part of the decor when you buy a fabric basket in a print you love.
Don't have a round basket? Look for a beautiful, tall, and structured shopping bag you can't part with and use it as your wrapping paper storage.
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Wrapping Paper on Dowels
Here's the perfect hanging wrapping paper storage hack. This pretty farmhouse shelf with slots for wooden dowels keeps wrapping paper organized while becoming part of your craft room decor. It's fun to swap out papers seasonally, too.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Elastic Bands to Keep Gift Wrap Closed
An easy and effective tip to keep opened wrapping paper rolls looking neat is to secure each one with an elastic tie. This way, the papers lay flat, and they won't unspool if it gets knocked over.
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A Clever Hanging Station
Hooks and wire baskets on a door organizer can be a wonderful way to store items, like scissors or tape, that always seem to go missing the minute it's time to wrap.
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Behind the Door Custom Storage
This bespoke behind-the-door wrapping paper organizer is ingenious. It sits on the wall-side (as opposed to inside the door) so when the door is open (which pantry doors always seem to be), it's completely hidden. When the door is closed, everything looks neat and orderly.
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Wrapping Paper in File Storage
You don't need to toss scraps of wrapping paper when you have this DIY storage solution. You often see wrapping paper stored horizontally, but vertical storage works equally well, particularly for wrapping sheets (instead of rolls), small pieces cut off the roll, and bags. Use a file folder or turn a bookshelf on its side for orderly wrapping you can easily see and quickly pull out.