Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gift Wrap Central

Somewhere along the line, I ended up with a Better Homes and Gardens subscription. I seriously can not recall why or how I got on this list, but I am not complaining. It has been a refreshing magazine to flip through each month, providing endless decor inspiration and ideas for simple, healthy meals.

Granted, I have zero interest in the whole "Gardens" part as a high-rise dweller. Perhaps they can do an insert for "high rise window boxes and patio herb planters" someday :)

When I am not deep in imagination about using their suggested paint combinations or planning out some new weekly meals, I gravitate towards their imaginative ways to organize a home. While it's a magazine meant for someone in a larger home, they take a small-home approach to their tips and tricks for cleaning up clutter around you.

This concept in particular has me hooked:
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Ingenious. Using an over-the-door pantry organizer that you can find at most home improvement stores or online catalogs, and organizing the sheer chaos that is gift wrap supplies. I am in love. I particularly like how they hang the tissue paper over the front to keep it clean and crisp.

While we have taken advantage of most over-door space in the condo for things like a robe hanger in the bathroom and a scarf-and-apron hanger in the kitchen/coat closet, this is something I would use in a heartbeat in a larger home.

Pressed for space like I am? Use an under-the-bed crate that you can pick up on the cheap from Walmart or Target, and use it for all those paper rolls, tags, bows and bags. And if you are a ribbon fiend, check out this miraculous $5 storage idea and tutorial from my newest bloggy addicition, Spunky Junky:

Happy Wrapping!