Say what?? I don’t mean to throw you for a loop with the title of this post but just yesterday I hauled out some Christmas wrapping paper (hey, there’s still plenty of time…) and wrapped a couple gifts. This morning I wrapped a few more. You know what the most annoying thing about wrapping paper is? Well, for me, it’s all those scraps you cut off that are big enough to be used for something else but they’re not attached to the big roll anymore. How do you save those and not have a giant frustrating mess when you store them and go to retrieve them for another gift?
I know you can probably buy a plastic tub or something but I’m
cheap frugal and don’t want to spend money on solving this problem.
Enter…toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls!
See, look how nice and neat that is? It’s a dream come true and since I’m pretty sure my dream of a white Christmas is going to remain a dream this year, this will have to do. For some of these, I will have to be careful to keep them horizontal so the paper doesn’t fall out but it’s a huge improvement from the chaos that was loose scraps of paper. I suppose I could move the roll to the end and paperclip the paper to the roll…we’ll see…well, no, I like having the roll in the middle – gives more support to the paper, especially the longer ones.
Anyway, I also just happened to have an empty wrapping paper roll so cut that into several shorter pieces. Hooray for reusing things! And for the paper that’s still on the roll, a rubber band on each end helps keep it from unrolling on you when you don’t want it to.
So, that’s a wrap. Haha. Sorry – couldn’t resist. I hope this tip helps you out. Do you have a creative solution to storing wrapping paper scraps? If so, please share!
I’m going to be pretty busy the next several days so if I don’t post again before Wednesday, have yourself a very Merry Christmas!