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#1 belinda1976

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I have quite a few rolls of wrapping paper and I'm sick of them falling out of the cupboard everytime I open it - I can only store them standing up due to not much room.

So how do you store your wrapping paper?  I thought perhaps I could buy some kind of bag to store them in but not finding much online.  I want to spend as little money as possible.

Any suggestions?

Edited by belinda1976, 30 January 2013 - 10:55 AM.


#2 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

A large drawstring garbage bag

#3 belinda1976

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

That's not a bad idea OGM - never thought of that one  biggrin.gif

Cheap too.



#4 maxshim

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I bought two gift wrap organiser bags in the post Christmas sales two years ago.  One has Christmas wrapping in it and is stored in the attic and the other has general/birthday wrapping paper etc. in it and is living under our bed at the moment.  Like this:

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=gift+wra...x=111&ty=92

Got mine from Spotlight.  Not sure if they have them all year round, but you might find them somewhere.

#5 lonsdale

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I'm not great at explaining so I hope the following make sense...

  1. Take two elastic bands or hair ties for each roll of paper and secure the roll at each end. This prevents the paper unrolling and getting torn.
  2. Then take a piece of elastic, cut it in half and sew it into large two bands. Take the rolls of paper and band them together quite firmly at each end with the bands.
  3. Then take a gift bag ($2 shop, tallest one you can find) and put them in the bag, the bag should help them stay up right.

Or if you have the room and don't mind (can) put a couple of hooks in (assuming you have a shelf or the floor)

  1. Take two elastic bands or hair ties for each roll of paper and secure the roll at each end.
  2. Take two screw in hooks and screw them in about 15 cm apart about 1/3 of the way up from where the wrapping paper would sit.
  3. Then take another two hooks 1/3 of the way from the top of where the wrapping paper would sit.
  4. String firm elastic horizontally from both sets of hooks. Insert the wrapping paper rolls. Adjust the elastic as needed to keep the paper upright.



#6 Flaxen

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

I use an old dress bag. Shoved them in there with the dress one day in the wardrobe when i needed to hide the wrapping paper (was evidence), dress is long gone, and now its its permanent storage spot.

EFS

Edited by Flaxen, 30 January 2013 - 11:23 AM.


#7 Justaduck

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

Buy a poster postage mailing cylinder front the post office (the big tubes)

#8 Peppery

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Do you have any space under your bed. I have mine stored in an underbed storage container.

Edited by Peppery, 30 January 2013 - 11:23 AM.


#9 crayons

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Not quite storage but I put mine through a toilet paper roll to stop them unravelling.

#10 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

For rolls of wrapping paper, I just use an old bin like this, but without the lid.  It just sits on the bottom of the linen closet. (in previous house with a small linen cupboard, it used to be in a corner in the laundry)   For flat/folded wrapping paper, they are stored in an old pillowcase and slid down the side of the wrapping paper bin.

#11 Bodacious Prime

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Peppery @ 30/01/2013, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have any space under your bed. I have mine stored in an underbed storage container.

That's what I've done. I have two, one for wrap and the other for ribbon, bows, bags, tags, cards and sticky tape.
I had one of those fancy gift wrap organiser bags but I found it wasn't sturdy enough.

#12 StJerome

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Item 6

Not that I've done the above, but I've thought of it original.gif

#13 Jembo

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Pinterest has some great ideas, just search wrapping station:

http://pinterest.com/pin/109423465917114293/

#14 joykey

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Wow, love that last one!  Also like the one where it's stored on the ceiling.

I have one of those organiser bags, but I have too much to fit in it, so I'm planning on moving it all to one of those flat roller tubs.  They won't fit under my bed, unfortunately, but they won't be spewing out all over the garage floor any more either.

#15 Kitteh of Babylon

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

I store mine all together in an old (washed!!) pantyhose leg and tie off the top, then stand in the back of a cupboard or under the bed...

#16 I..

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (Flaxen @ 30/01/2013, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use an old dress bag. Shoved them in there with the dress one day in the wardrobe when i needed to hide the wrapping paper (was evidence), dress is long gone, and now its its permanent storage spot.

EFS


That is a great idea!

Mine just have an elastic band tied around and are sitting behind my bed head. They always end up damaged.

#17 dae-gu

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

The rolls stand unpright in a small but tall box in my linen cupboard. I store school book contact there too.

#18 SeaPrincess

Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

I just received this.  I haven't set it up yet though.

#19 Lyra

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (sparklyredfish @ 30/01/2013, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not quite storage but I put mine through a toilet paper roll to stop them unravelling.



I do this too




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