This post has been sponsored by Wayfair, but all opinions are my own.
I️n our last home in Tennessee, we had ample extra space that we didn’t know what to do with – so our bonus room became the junk-room-slash-gift-wrapping-station. It wasn’t pretty, but admittedly, it was a nice space to spread out and tackle all of the holiday gift wrapping!
Fast forward to our new house in North Carolina, and we have slightly less space, forcing us to get more strategic with our storage options. Our guest bedroom has a nice-sized walk-in closet that doubles as our gift wrap closet and seasonal item storage area – but we basically tossed it all in there when we moved in, so it was extremely messy and disorganized! Somehow we made it through the holidays using this space to gift wrap, but I️ promised myself that we would improve the functionality in the new year. I️ recently had the opportunity to partner with Wayfair to revamp our gift wrap storage and I️ can’t wait to share how it turned out!
How to Organize Your Gift Wrap Storage Area
Before I️ decided what types of storage containers I️ needed for the closet, I️ pulled everything out and took inventory of what we had in there. We had several basic needs: a place for the excessive rolls of gift wrap we have (I️ can’t control myself with the Target post-holiday sale!), somewhere for the zillion gift bags we’ve accumulated, somewhere to store bows, ribbon, tape, scissors, craft supplies, party supplies and small seasonal decor.
Next, I️ browsed the Wayfair site to find the best gift wrap storage options that would work for our needs. I️ decided that these wall-mounted wire baskets would be great for organizing our gift bag collection, and a simple laundry hamper would hold some of the excess gift wrap. We already had a gift wrap storage container – luckily – because we needed both to hold alllll of my gift wrap! I️ was very pleased with how these two items worked out for gift wrap storage since neither were technically made for that function. Sometimes thinking outside the box pays off!
I️ had seen a lot of over-the-door gift wrap storage options, but most had space for a few rolls of wrapping paper along with smaller pockets for accessories like tape, scissors, ribbon, etc. Because I️ already had my gift wrap storage squared away, I️ opted instead for an over-the-door shoe organizer, which had lots of small compartments that could be used for not only gift wrap accessories, but small craft supplies as well. I️ saved the bottom compartments for some of the girls’ craft supplies, so they could access as needed.
We had quite a bit of loose items that needed to be corraled, like the million Easter eggs collected over the years, tissue paper, and gift boxes, among other items. I️ opted for these cute printed storage bins to place on the top shelf of the closet.
And finally, for my most favorite purchase for our gift wrap storage closet: this rolling cart with 15(!) drawers. This piece is so versatile and holds *all* the things. I️ used it to organize all of our gift bows (no more getting squished – yay!), seasonal mantel banners, birthday party decor and tableware, paint, coloring accessories, other crafting supplies, etc. In our entire married life, we’ve never had a closet this organized – and to be honest, I️’m glad we chose to overhaul our guest bedroom walk-in/gift wrap storage closet! We’ve always managed to keep most of the house decently organized, but the guest bedroom/bonus room area has always been a mess, so having a tidy and organized closet for our gift wrap storage and seasonal decor is a game-changer.
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