As Christmas approaches, the joy of giving and receiving gifts fills the air. However, amidst the excitement, the chaos of tangled ribbons, misplaced scissors, and scattered rolls of wrapping paper can quickly dampen the festive spirit. Fear not, for we are here to guide you through the process of setting up a well-organized and efficient Christmas gift wrapping station that will not only save you time and frustration, but also add a touch of elegance to your gift-giving experience. So, let’s unwrap these 5 tips to a beautifully organized gift wrapping station together!
1. Have a set of gift wrapping tools that are dedicated to gift wrapping only
Rather than having to go to your office or kitchen to get scissors or other items needed for gift wrapping, have a pair that’s dedicated to your gift wrapping station. Keeping a set of supplies like scissors, tape, ribbon, or whatever else you use, specifically for wrapping purposes only, will help you keep your home tidy and organized. This will also ensure you don’t have to take time searching for items and reduce stress brought on by the holidays!
2. Figure out one contained space to keep all gift wrapping supplies
Similarly, to the previous tip, keeping everything together in your Christmas gift wrapping station is the best way to keep your wrapping efficient and streamlined. If you are the creative gift wrapper with space to spare, or you love to have an abundance of supplies in all patterns, try keeping all your supplies in a small closet or devote a section of cabinets to nothing but wrapping supplies. Use baskets and shelving to keep categories separated, such as bows and ribbon, wrapping paper and gift paper, gift bags, scissors and tape, and so on. If you are a selective gift wrapper or have limited space, keep your gift wrapping station contained to the backs of doors, in a rolling cabinet, or in a suitcase. For the backs of doors, use a hanging shoe organizer. For suitcases, organize your supplies by utilizing the zipper pockets.
3. Organize supplies from what you’ll use first to what you’ll use last
Whether you’re organizing from top to bottom or left to right, section items in the order they will be used. For most people this typically means Christmas wrapping paper, then scissors and tape, then bows or ribbon, then labels. This tip is especially helpful for those who act as a true Santa during Christmas time, wrapping dozens of gifts each year for loved ones.
4. Have a trash bin ready
If you have the space to spare, store a small trash bin together with your designated wrapping station. If not, tuck a few grocery bags into your station in it’s own separate area to use when it’s time to collect slivers of paper and trash. This way, you’ll be ready to throw out unusable scraps and left over trash when your wrapping session is complete.
5. Have a scrap paper section for repurposing
It’s easy to over, or underestimate how much wrapping paper we need for oddly shaped gifts sometimes. If you end up cutting a piece that is too small or have too much and you need to trim, start saving those pieces in a designated area. Check to see if you have paper scraps that may fit the next gift before cutting from the roll. Make sure to protect scrap wrapping paper by placing them in a folder or wrap around an empty paper towel roll, secured with a hair tie (rubber bands can cause the paper to rip).
We hope that you have found these tips and ideas helpful in creating a space that brings joy and efficiency to your holiday preparations. Remember, a well-organized wrapping station not only saves you time and stress but also adds an extra touch of thoughtfulness to your gifts. May your holiday season be filled with warmth, love, and beautifully wrapped presents. Happy wrapping!