I really love the invention of the gift bag, anyone else? Such a quick and convenient way to present a lovely gift. Well, quick when your stash doesn’t look like this ⇓. I’m embarrassed to even show you my gift wrap/tissue/ribbon tornado disaster. So with this mess, by the time I find a nice gift bag with corresponding tissue paper, or pretty ribbon to go with a gift that I wrapped, chances are I’ll probably be late to the party.
Since moving in to our house a year ago, I’ve been on a mission to find more efficient ways to get organized, and to be honest, I’ve never dominated the gift wrap organization game.
The only part of gift wrap organization that I had ever mastered was the actual gift wrap itself. I’ve had this gift wrap organizer for years and I love it to corral all of my Christmas and other occasion paper (it holds 16 rolls). It lives in the corner of my office closet.
Part of my organization battle has been purging unnecessary random items that seem brilliant but that I have no practical use for. Except in this case. This was an instance of a semi-hoarding win! I bought these cabinet door lid racks around 9 years go when I bought my 1st condo. I originally bought them for their intended purpose but they didn’t work inside my cabinet due to the depth of the shelves. I’ve used them in various other pursuits of organization such as a clutch and wallet holder, but have now found their true meaning in life… they were meant to organize my gift bags and tissue paper!
I hung 2 racks next to each other inside of my office closet, and in one of them I tucked all of my gift bags by size, the other I stacked with the masses of tissue paper I apparently had and didn’t even realize was buried in the disaster bin.
Next to the racks I mounted a hanging ribbon organizer to keep away the knotted mess of ribbons that I untangled when taking on this project.
The spindles on this ribbon organizer can be repositioned, I’m not using all of them. On the bottom spindle I tied large pieces of ribbon that I have received on beautifully wrapped gifts and that I can recycle in the future.
Have you found any earth shattering solutions to your organization challenges? I would love to hear your ideas!