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Once You Own a Wrapping Paper Organizer, You Won’t Know How You Lived Without One

Nix the holiday hassle once and for all.

Sure, shopping for everyone’s presents can be crazy, but packaging them all up doesn’t have to be. Until you have the space for a dedicated crafting room of your own at home, you can easily create an efficient gift-wrap station by getting yourself one of these top-rated wrapping paper organizers.

Here, we’ve included all different types of organizing options to fit homes, cabinets, and closets big and small — from standalone carts to smartly designed boxes and bags, to out-of-the-way storage solutions. Here’s to making this holiday your most efficient one yet.

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If the storage space in your home is standing-room-only, then this vertical pick is the ideal wrapping paper organizer. Its clear build lets you locate the right roll for all of your celebratory occasions and access it easily.

When gift wrap supplies go on sale, always stock up. This two-for-one organizer set holds paper in one piece and ribbon in the other, and the tops on both zip closed. We also like that these springy containers can compress and snap to secure shut when they’re not holding anything.

This cylindrical wrapping paper organizer corrals up to 25 rolls together, and it easily zips open at one end, so you’re not rifling around for the one you need. The flexible plastic construction also prevents the paper inside from getting warped by humid air or moisture.

No matter what the occasion is, this top-rated wooden cart has the storage space you need for all of your present prep. It’s also a less-expensive version of this reviewer-favorite cart, with a slightly smaller footprint.

This organizer’s open-shelf setup allows you to see at a glance the ribbons and rolls of paper you already have in your collection, and three drawers let you keep smaller bits and bobs corralled neatly together.

If you’ve been struggling to find just the right-sized box to keep all of your wrapping paper together, look no further. Made of recycled cardboard, this box is equipped with 16 slots for wrapping paper, though you can repurpose it to hold rolled-up posters or art supplies just as easily.

Investing in this top-of-the-line wrapping paper organizer now will save you a lot of frustration when the next gifting occasion rolls around.

This pick from Rebrilliant not only stores 14 rolls of wrapping paper in its main compartment, but it also has lots of interior and exterior pockets for stashing ribbons, bows, pens, tape, scissors, and gift tags. It’s even equipped with wheels and a kickstand (!) to allow you roll it to your wrapping area with ease.

If you’re all thumbs when it comes to gift-wrapping, using the Wrap Buddies paper holders can lend you an extra hand. These genius plastic roll holders easily clip onto any table or standalone surface, letting you pull out as much paper as you need, while also keeping a roll of tape at the ready.

This over-the-door wrapping paper organizer turns any chaotic pile of supplies into a neat and tidy hub. Stand your rolls of gift wrap up vertically, hang bags by their handle loops, and use the pegboard section to hook or hold tape and ribbon in any configuration you choose.

The unit hooks onto a standard 7-foot door and it isn’t adjustable, so just be sure to measure your setup before you buy.

Ever pass up getting the perfect card, just because it was months too early to gift it? This genius organizer discreetly keeps them on hand, so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute.

Its six adjustable, tabbed dividers let you label them according to recipient or occasion, and the clear plastic build lets you see what you have at a glance.

If you like to collect all of the bags that you receive during the holidays in order to regift them later on (no shame in that!), opt for a more streamlined method to keep tabs on your inventory. This double-sided hanging organizer is equipped with 18 clear pockets to stash gift bags, tissue paper, and labels without getting them wrinkled.

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all of the crafty extras you have lying around the house, this structured canvas bag has space for everything and then some. Its removable inserts allow you to restructure the interior in the way that makes the most sense for your storage needs.

We can understand if once the holidays are over, you’d like to keep the gifting materials out of sight, out of mind. This slim, two-sided wrapping paper organizer keeps all of your supplies compartmentalized and stored conveniently away in the back of a spare closet until the next gift-giving occasion.

We love a good IKEA hack, especially when it comes to strategic storage. Their plastic Variera containers are a no-frills way of holding about six rolls of wrapping paper at once, and they’re just $3 each. If you’re frequently gifting throughout the year, definitely stock up on these.

The mesh baskets of this gift-wrap cart from The Container Store provide room for any craft supplies that you work with. Along the side is ample storage for wrapping paper and ribbon as well, so your gifting needs are covered.

This wrapping paper organizer from The Container Store slides under a bed or any other slim space for simple stowing. Its four included accessory boxes can each hold ribbon, bows, tape, and tags, while leaving plenty of space to stack rolls of wrapping paper on the other side.

Shopping for everyone's presents is crazy, but packaging them all up doesn't have to be. Create your own efficient gift-wrap station at home this year by getting one of these wrapping paper organizers.

Rolling gift wrap cart

I love wrapping gifts and keep a decent stock of wrapping supplies on hand. Ideally, I’d have a dedicated space where I wrap my gifts and store my supplies. But, I don’t. Instead, our guestroom closet serves as a closet and gift wrap central. I recently gave the “gift-wrap” portion of the closet a makeover to make it mobile and I’m excited to share how you can make your own easy, affordable, mobile gift wrap station too.

The Gift Wrap Closet Before

I put my gift wrap closet together after we moved into our home almost 3 years ago. We had just moved cities, started new jobs, started our daughter in a new daycare, were doing renovations inside the house and doing a full landscaping job in the backyard. With so much going on, I didn’t have time to plan the space as thoughtfully as I would have liked. Against that backdrop, this is what I came up with:

Honestly, it functioned well. I could easily find and access what I was looking for and keep track of what I had in one quick glance. But one major feature the set-up lacked was mobility. Beds make terrible wrapping surfaces, so I take everything to the nearby family room to wrap. This was not an issue when wrapping a single gift and I only needed one roll of paper, one bow, a card, tape and scissors. But when I was wrapping multiple gifts at a time (like at Christmas), the lack of mobility required multiple trips for everything I needed. As Christmas approached this year, I decided to address this issue.

The Goal: A Budget-Friendly, Mobile, Gift Wrap Station

I love the Elfa Mesh Gift Wrap Cart from The Container Store and it would have worked great.

Unfortunately, it was above my budget for this organizing project (especially with shipping and duty fees to Canada). So, I looked into rolling craft carts such as this, and rolling storage bags such as this . Both good options, but still more money than I wanted to spend and not exactly what I wanted. Unable to find what I was looking for, at the price I wanted, I decided to make my own.

My Mobile Gift Wrap Cart

I started with this Sterlite 3 Drawer Cart from Walmart Canada.

It was just the right size and at $31.97, was budget-friendly. Most importantly, it came with wheels! Once I decided on this cart, it was just a matter of figuring out how to organize my supplies in it.

The Top Drawer

The same white baskets I was already using (from Dollarama), fit great in the drawers of the Sterlite cart. I was definitely thinking of this when I decided to go with this option! In the top drawer, I took my greeting cards out of the boxes and placed them in one of these baskets. This makes for much easier visibility and accessibility. I then put two white drawer inserts (also from Dollarama) in the drawer for gift tags and wrapping necessities like tape, scissors and pens.

The Middle Drawer

In the middle drawer, I put my ribbon and bows. The ribbon is in the white basket, but I had just restocked my bow supply for the holidays and had too many to fit in a matching basket. So, I used a drawer divider leftover from a different project to divide the space and just let the bows live in the drawer with no basket.

The Bottom Drawer

In the bottom drawer, I placed my Christmas cards in the white basket. And I used the same white drawer inserts from the top drawer to house my tissue paper and Christmas gift tags.

On Top Of The Cart

On top of the cart, I placed two larger white baskets (from, you guessed it, Dollarama). One for pretty gift boxes and one for small and medium-sized gift bags. In the old closet, my gift bags hung on command hooks. This worked fine but meant I had to take down bags to get to the one I wanted (which was never on top). Storing them in the basket eliminates having to do this. I just find the one I want and grab it, easy-peasy.

Back Of The Cart

For large gift bags, I attached a command hook on top of the cart, behind the baskets, and hung them on it. It’s not positioned traditionally, and still requires I take down bags if the one I want isn’t on top, but since I don’t keep a lot of large gift bags on hand, it works fine. And of course, I labelled the drawers and baskets so everyone (a.k.a. my husband) can find what they are looking for AND return it to its proper home.

Rolls of Gift Wrap

Finally, for my rolls of gift wrap, I found this cute basket at Homesense Canada for $19.99. The tension rod system I was using was a great use of space, but it wasn’t mobile. This basket is large enough to hold all my wrapping and the handles allow me to easily carry all of it to the family room in one trip. If you keep fewer rolls of wrapping on hand, you can get this storage case from Amazon.ca for $9.99.

Conclusion

And that is how I put together my budget-friendly mobile gift wrap cart. Because I already had the baskets, drawer divider and inserts, the whole project, including the gift wrap basket, cost $59.00; much less expensive than anything else I found. It’s a small thing, but having everything in one mobile station, with better access to it all, made gift wrapping easier this year. And I LOVE anything that makes life easier, especially during the holidays!

Comment below and let me know how you store your gift wrap supplies. And if you liked this post, please share it!

Learn how to make an easy, budget-friendlly, mobile gift wrap cart that will organize and store all of your wrapping supplies in one conveinent location.