closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


gift wrapping counter top man cave updates closet remodeling pantry organization 2014 closet color trends multi-function furniture multi-use office attic closet solutions kids' closets built in usb cable stations multifaceted office space remote controlled lighting Closets: reduce clutter closet organization office organization Closet Os Overview Chicago closet organizers bedroom wall unit utilize pantry space patterned glass and mirrored doors shoe closet brass hardware cover up computer and lighting wires Top Shelf Industry Design Awards angies list super service awards Closet Design Tips maximize closet storage custom garage design solutions home office design ultimate garage beautiful custom storage solutions closet design home office organization vintage garage design multi-functional office and storage makeup vanities 2014 home decorating ideas vertical and horizontal storage space craft storage room comtemporary closet design cedar backed closet media storage solutions closet os awards walnut and burl inlay shoe closet design tips contemporary closets designing with mirrors ambient lighting ribbon storage ideas family activity area garage design eliminate electronic cable clutter multi-functional mudroom design spring closet cleaning boutique size walk in closet Home Organizing Tips office wall unit multi-use office entryway full length vertical drape small windows organized closet pull out mirror closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin mirror placement in design closet os video task lighting organizing tips cordless lighting fixtures designing around obstacles shared closet organization antique decorating trends multifaceted office design Home Organzing System master closet design furniture for small spaces closet mirrors custom storage solutions garage organization reorganize clutter dressing room tricks to make small spaces feel bigger create zones with design custom closets customer service pre-built cabinets elegant prints fro home vanities organize shared closet space gift bag storage spaces reduce clutter in home build in storage reach-in closets gloss cabinet drawers led closet organization tips closet lighting attic storage ideas mudroom bright color home decorating pantry storage options hiding fuse box in closet closet organizing systems video closet master closet master bedroom closet gift wrapped storage station loset organization closet organization systems awards angie's list award Chicago closets custom cabinets incandescent and compact fluorescent custom wall units garage cabinets challenging home organization solutions create illusion of more space with mirrors creative custom closet design interior design trends garage shelving reach in closets pullout media cabinets master organizer Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" Home and Garage Organization organized media center hiding wires with design award winning garage


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Gift Wrapped Spaces

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
gift wrapping counterIf the saying that it's “better to give than to receive” is true, then having a dedicated space in your home that allows you to wrap gifts easily becomes a “must have” item because face it, we all know you're a “giver”!

So what sort of function is a must have in this space? Here are some great things to consider:

gift wrap kitchen cabinetHorizontal Surface Counter Top – you need a place to actually do your wrapping. So, make sure you incorporate counter top surface at a comfortable height that allows you to lay out a large piece of wrapping paper and spin your boxes around while your taping and attaching ribbons. And be sure you can comfortably stand in front of this space. An overhang on the counter top is helpful in this situation as is open storage below so you don't have to move out of the way to open drawers.

Wrapping Paper Rolls – these work well with one of two options. Either standing up in a drawer that is deep enough to keep them from falling over OR on a dowel or rod of some sort that allows you to  just pull the paper, tear the right size and wrap.

Ribbons – ribbon is really easy to access if you are able to have it on some kind of small dowel rod so you can easily pull the length you need. You just need to be sure that your rod is not bigger than the traditionally smaller hole sizes at the center of any spool of ribbon.
ribbon storage ideasribbon spool storage using laundry basket
There are also some additional interesting ideas for ribbon storage that you can DIY. Consider plastic baskets with holes that allow you to pull ribbon through the holes for access.  These photos can inspire some ideas of your own. We found them on Houzz, a really fun website dedicated to design and home improvement.

gift bag storage spaceBags and Bows – storing and accessing these is a slightly different approach. Drawers can work well for bows. Built-in vertical slots that allow you to “stuff” the bags is a great option, as is this mini shelf shown in the photo. 

stylish craft storage roomScissors, Tape and Other Tools – we like the idea of having some kind of peg board o in the wall or side of a cabinet that allows you to grab what you need, use it and hang it right back up in it's place. If that's not an option for your space, then baskets to corral things are also great because they can be easily moved around while you're working and then stashed back in their permanent location.

If any of these projects inspire you to become a more organized “giver” - then give us a call to set up a consultation to see how we can help.


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems