Asked on Nov 14, 2014

Wrapping paper storage

Nancy B
by Nancy B
I have to store my gift wrap paper in my garage but it gets very dusty in there. Some of my paper rolls are in excess of 36". Do you have any ideas for me? I do have a large work table in the garage and some large cardboard boxes.
  10 answers
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Nov 15, 2014
    A large leaf bag would keep them clean.

  • Beth Beth on Nov 15, 2014
    I use a storage container designed for under the bed use. Long enough for the rolls, but not deep enough that they get lost in there. Wheeled or not wheeled, depending on where you would store it. Mine is tucked under the bottom of storage shelves, so I use wheels. Putting it there means there is always easy access.

  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Nov 15, 2014
    @Nancy B I recall seeing someone's post on here where she used an upside down stool and stored the paper in the center between the legs. Quite effective. I found the post - you can see it here

  • Gilmer Gal Gilmer Gal on Nov 15, 2014
    I saw an idea that uses clear, plastic garment bags. Just zip them in and you can hang on the wall. I actually am using that idea now and it's great! I can see what's in there.

  • Barbara Whitcomb Barbara Whitcomb on Nov 15, 2014
    Ask your local wallpaper/paint store if you can some of their empty wallpaper boxes!

  • Maggie Hugie Maggie Hugie on Nov 15, 2014
    I have lots and lots of paper and I store it in cardboard tubes or cut to length 3" PVC pipe. You can roll lots of sheets of paper together, insert the roll in the tube, then cover the ends of the tubes with PVC caps or with a clear plastic bag to keep the dust off. You can buy the pipe and dust caps at your local big box hardware and they will cut it to whatever length you need. I like to scotch tape a small sample of the papers on the outside of the pipe so I know what papers are in each tube.

    • Nancy B Nancy B on Nov 16, 2014
      Thank you Maggie. I especially like idea of putting a sample on the outside of the pipe.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 16, 2014
    Lots of good ideas above. I use a tall cardboard box.

    • Nancy B Nancy B on Nov 16, 2014
      Hi Marian. A cardboard box was my first thought. I just can't find the right size.

  • Lmg61 Lmg61 on Nov 16, 2014
    Try Traveling hanging cloths covers that zip up.

  • Nancy B Nancy B on Nov 21, 2014
    Thank you all for your great ideas. I ended up creating a right-sized box out of the cardboard boxes and packing tape that I already have. It is not pretty but it is very functional.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 21, 2014
    Good! Who cares about pretty. If it bugs you, you could always cover it with left over from wallpaper.