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DIY Gift Wrap Organizer

DIY Gift Wrap Organizer

DIY Gift Wrap Organizer



Now you’re probably wondering, “How are the wrapping paper tubes so straight up and why aren’t they falling over?” Well, when I got this basket and I put all the wrapping paper inside, at first I saw how all of the tubes were going sideways. And when you pulled one out, they would all fall over and move. It was hard to put them back in. So I was trying to figure out, “How can I get them to stand up straight and just be easier to pull out and put back in?”

DIY Gift Wrap Organizer = Hamper + Styrafoam Cups

DIY Gift Wrap Organizer = Hamper + Styrafoam Cups

I tried rice. I tried the floral beads and stuff. And that was all just a big mess. What I’ve done to get the gift wrap to stand up and not fall over is, I’ve taken Styrofoam cups that I got from the Dollar Store and I just punched the bottom out with scissors and pulled it out. Then I’ve glue gunned the cups to a piece of cardboard – I’ve taken a cardboard box, and I cut it into a circle to fit into the bottom of the hamper/basket. Then I took a glue gun and glued the bottoms of the cups to the cardboard, and then I placed the whole thing at the bottom of the basket. And now, the tubes just stick straight up inside of the Styrofoam cups.

So simple, so organized and now when I come here to grab a wrapping paper tube, I just pick it up. It’s right there. And then to put it back in, I just put it back in like that and it doesn’t fall over. It’s so easy. The ends don’t get torn or crinkled and it also limits me to how many tubes of wrapping paper I can buy – I can’t fit anymore in there. So I can’t buy another one until I finish one of the ones in the basket.

So another cool thing about using Styrofoam cups as storage is you’re actually reusing them for storage instead of throwing them out and putting them in a landfill. Another thing is a lot of recycling centers don’t accept Styrofoam so it’s hard to recycle. So if you can use them as storage, it’s a great way to just keep them and not toss them.

Another thing you can do with Styrofoam cups is line a bin for your holiday storage and put all your ornaments inside so they don’t touch each other and crack and get damaged. So, tons of cool ways to reuse Styrofoam cups for storage.

See this Gift Wrap Organizer and my Craft Organizer in my video, How to Store Gift Wrap (Part 7 of 9 Home Office Organization Series)

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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