Let me share an easy tip for next time you open a roll of paper: Slide the paper out of its cellophane sleeve, cut a piece of the sleeve off, and then slide the band of cellophane back onto the roll when youre done wrapping.
Another gift wrap organization tip: Buy generic paper, its often cheaper, and you can use the same roll for multiple different occasions, for boys or girls birthdays, for anniversarys (really, how many anniversary gifts will you give this year?) baby showers etc. just dress it up with ribbons, bows, stickers etc. Ive been doing this long enough most people know which gift is from me, because of the solid colored paper. This prevents you from having a different roll (or 2) for every gift giving occasion to store. (Same idea goes with ribbons and bags, the receiver can reuse the bag for any occasion) Next, I started putting in the gift bags, somewhat organized by size. The larger ones had to be folded against their natural folds, to make them fit and not flop open, I used some tape.
But I'm not done, thats not all I took out of the messy box.
I found a bunch of small bags and boxes (you would think I get a lot of jewelry, nope) all the bags and boxes were nested inside another box I had been saving for gift wrapping.
You will notice I have a baggie for the tape, pen, and Paper Cutter having it all handy makes for easier wrapping, they all go back in the box when wrapping is done.
I highly reccommed the Scotch brand wrapping paper cutter. Its important to get the one designed for wrapping paper (rather than other crafts) because it has a little bump thing on the back for curling ribbon(others do not). The paper cutter makes easy work of cutting wrapping paper straight, and the tip is great for peeling up price tags. It takes less space than scissors, safer for kids to use, and, wont get stolen out of the gift wrap box to be used for other purposes. (most ribbon can also be cut with it). I used to have a small pair of kids scissor in the tote before i found the cutter.
I have a seperate one in my Christmas Wrapping paper box, so I dont forget it on one box or the other and have to go up in to the attic to get it for January birthday gifts.
Note: Now I had originally thought I would have to keep out the specifically "wedding" gift bags(I had soooo many), tissue and ribbon, but I ended up having plenty of space for those in this box, all the bags are together, same with the tissue and ribbon though, so that I can find them easily, and if need be, move them to a smaller, seperate bin later on.
Eventually, I would love to have a space like Jenny Free Style has, check her out! She shows how to make the organizer board on her post!
gorgeous and fuctional!
and Iheartorganzing Gift Wrap link list