I am a brand ambassador with The Container Store and this blog was written in partnership with them.
Let’s be honest we have all been there – running around 10 minutes before you leave for a holiday party frantically looking for a bow to tie on that bottle of wine (that’s already, ahem, regifted). A hot pink cheetah ribbon counts as holiday, right?
As a professional organizer, you would think that I would have a Candy Spelling-worthy wrapping room but this has always been an area of my life and home that has struggled. However, as we are heading into the holiday season I am changing that-I took a trip to The Container Store and am setting myself up for success this year. Because hey, I have decided that this year, I deserve it!
First things first, as with all organizing, I rounded up all of the gift wrap supplies from around my home to inventory, purge and categorize – bows with bows, ribbon with ribbon, etc. This process also allowed me to see what I need to replenish for this year. The Container Store has so many gift wrap options and accessories for every style so I picked up a few new items for this year while I was snagging my products for the organization.
Now for the fun part, the foundation to my new gift wrap station is the ELFA Gift Wrap cart. The cart is compact enough to fit in a closet (or in my case the corner of my girls playroom) and has a spot for all your gift wrap items. I took the categories I had created earlier and got everything organized in its new home. There is a spot for wrapping paper rolls on the side (check out this new paper I got!), a ribbon dispenser (this is my favorite ribbon for the season) and drawers for the tissue and bags (alright, isn’t this bag is CUTE!). The top serves as a great work station to wrap, tie and tag.
The whole process only took me a couple hours but I now feel confident as we head into the holiday chaos that I have streamlined one more process for a more enjoyable season.
Tell me: Do you have a gift wrap station at home? How many gifts do you usually wrap, on average, each season?