Storing Wrapping Paper, Bags and Bows after the Holidays
What a challenge it is after each holiday season to get things organized and packed away for use next year. Wrapping paper and bows are especially hard to pack away, since they can be torn or smashed. Tissue paper and gift bags need a safe, flat place to be stored, too.
After the last-minute gift-wrapping, it’s a great time to get started on organizing your wrapping supplies and putting them all where they will be easily found next holiday season.
Gather all of your wrapping papers, bows, bags and tissue paper, and put them all together, so that you know right where they are. Grab an extra pair of scissors and some tape to store with the wrapping supplies, so that everything will be ready to go.
Get rid of supplies you don’t need. If there are bedraggled old gift bags or squashed wrapping paper rolls, pare down to only what you think you will need. Most people buy way too much wrapping paper, bows and bags. If you put it all together, you may not even need to buy any next year.
You may want to set a goal for yourself to create a smaller stash of holiday wrapping papers and bows. Save a few different colors and patterns and get rid of paper you haven’t used in awhile.
Find a good spot to store your holiday wrapping supplies. After you have organized your gift bags and wrapping paper, choose an area with a large, flat surface close by and one that has enough room for all of your holiday supplies.
You won’t be using these wrappings and trimmings for a year, so the place you decide to store them should be out of the way of other things you use more often. If you decide to store all your other seasonal wrapping paper along with holiday paper, mark the boxes or containers so you won’t be dragging out holiday wrapping paper for birthdays during the year.