Get the Wrap Station Ready!
You’ve started your shopping. Presumably you’ve got your list going so you know exactly what you purchased and who you’ll be giving it to. If you’re like me, wrapping gifts starts out being a joyful idea that rapidly declines into a major holiday chore. Get a jump on wrapping this season by setting up a “wrapping station” somewhere in your home. Mine is in my bedroom. It’s a very simple station that consists of an “under the bed” tote. There are two keys to a successful wrapping station.
1. It has to be easy to take out, easy to put away. This is really important if you want to be able to wrap a gift or two when you’ve got a spare few minutes. EASY is really important. If you have to drag everything out and put everything away you’re less likely to maximize that time.
2. The supplies in the tote have to be easy to access.
The under the bed tote and a couple of smaller shoe boxes unlock both of these keys.
The tote has wheels on one end. I can easily pull it out when I’m ready to wrap. The lid splits in half, so I can just fold back half or remove the whole thing. Truthfully during the heavy wrapping season I usually put the tote back under my bed half open.
Use one of the shoe boxes to corral ribbon, bows, scissors, pens, and tape. Try to teach yourself to drop the scissors, tape and pen back into the box as you’re wrapping. That way you won’t be digging under wrapping scraps looking for them. Use the second shoe box for “tag control.”
What’s not in this picture? The other end of the tote. Obviously the wrapping paper rolls fill the whole side, but hidden from view in the end next to the “tag” box is a neatly stacked pile of gift bags and tissue paper. Everything has it’s own place. There are plenty of choices, but not too many. Easy to access and Easy to put away. One added bonus. If you want to take the “wrapping station” somewhere else in your house to wrap gifts, it’s easy to move around.
Do you have a good tip or trick for organizing your wrapping supplies? If so, I’d love to hear from you!
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