Have you ever gone to wrap something and when you open the closet where you have all your supplies stashed, it basically explodes with random ribbons and wrinkled, torn wrapping paper?
Yeah, us too. 🙄
Enter professional organizers Clea and Joanna (co-founders of The Home Edit, a full-service home organization company based in Nashville) who tackled reality star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad's craft closet.
(See the before and drool-worthy "after" in the video above!)
"I'm not even a crafter but that makes me want to scrapbook!" Rach gushes, after taking one look at the space that's organized to absolute perfection.
See what we mean? This portion of the closet specifically is a gift-wrapper's DREAM.
So, naturally, we wanted in on any and all tips that will help our gift-wrapping closets look like THAT.
HOW TO ORGANIZE RIBBON
Nothing makes a gift look as festive as a big, beautiful ribbon — but if they’re not properly contained, they can end up as one big tangly mess!
Luckily, the ladies clued us in on a secret: there are actually containers with holes specially made for corralling ribbon. You simply place ribbon inside and pull a bit of it through the hole, which eliminates the mess, helps you easily see what you have AND allows for easier access when you already have your hands full.
You can also DIY a ribbon box by cutting holes in a small box that you already have on hand.
Celia even suggests going a step further and organizing the different containers of ribbon by occasion — pastels for Easter, red and green for Christmas, red and pink for Valentine's Day… you get the picture!
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HOW TO ORGANIZE WRAPPING PAPER
Clea and Joanna suggest dedicating an entire shelf to wrapping paper. They used acrylic risers (those clear containers usually used to display collectibles) and flipped them over so that wrapping paper reams could rest inside (genius). That way, you can always see what you have, the rolls maintain their shape and can easily be pulled out — and the paper doesn't get wrinkly.
Score, score and SCORE.