Depending on exactly how many gifts you're wrapping up this year, your apartment's dining room table might possibly be hiding under a deep layer of wrapping paper, tape and and ribbon (guilty). Here's your nudge to get it under control. Try out one of these clever re-purposing solutions to keep gift wrapping supplies organized and in good shape for next year.
Above: An office file organizer and towel bar–each spray-painted the same vibrant yellow shade–team up to corral rolls of paper and ribbon, from Better Homes & Gardens.
HGTV shows us that a paper towel holder makes for a great ribbon organizer in a pinch.
From Brooklyn Limestone: An IKEA curtain rod and curtain clips can be used to hang wrapping paper rolls on a wall or just inside a closet door.
Chez Larsson makes a handy and portable wrapping paper holder with a trash can and a few caster wheels.
Flat sheets of wrapping are a challenge to store, until now. Real Simple shows us that all you need is a few pants hangers.
Rachel Hollis and The Chic Site showed off a wrapping paper holder for the closet repurposed from a clear hanging garment bag. Brilliant!
If you have a bit of sewing skills, you can follow along with this tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans on turning an upside-down stool into a custom wrapping caddy. If not, I think you could pull this together with a few strategically-tied craft belts.
Simple is always best: To keep wrapping from unraveling, cut a slit into a toilet paper tube and snap it on, as seen here on Real Simple.
What are your best tips for storing wrapping paper and other supplies?