Happy Thanksgiving!! This is a guest post by our regular contributor, Jill Annis, who shares tips on conquering clutter every second and fourth Thursday!
I have always envied those who have the gift wrapping “gene.” After decades of wrapping gifts, I still haven’t mastered corner creasing. Whether you are the Queen/King of gift wrapping, or somewhat challenged like me, I have some suggestions simplifying gift wrapping.
1. Use gift bags
Gift bags and tissue paper are a quick and simple alternative to wrapping paper. They are also reusable. Even the tissue paper is reusable. Wrinkled tissue tucked into a bag looks intentional. Keep an assortment of sizes on hand.
2. Set up a wrapping station
Set up a wrapping station somewhere in your home during the holiday season. If you have a card table or other large table this would provide a nice space for wrapping gifts. Stock the station with your wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue, tape, scissors, pens, gift tags, boxes, and have a trash can available.
3. Organize your rolls of paper
Special gift wrap organizing containers aren’t necessary. A simple, inexpensive tall trash can or tall box will neatly hold your rolls of paper.
4. Categorize your gift bags
Categorize gift bags by holiday or occasion then fold and store each category inside large gift bags. You will be able to find a bag in seconds!
Do you dread wrapping gifts?
Stick with gift bags, delegate wrapping duties to another family member who enjoys the task, shop at stores that provide free gift wrapping or hire a student or a friend to wrap for you.
You don’t have to do it all.