Gift Wrapping Centre & Craft Storage Organization
So many of my clients request a wrapping centre and craft storage that I thought this would be a good opportunity to share what we did to organize one of our client’s storage rooms. With limited space, wrapping paper and craft products are often relegated to a closet making it difficult for clients to access and find what they need for wrapping or creative ventures. This client in particular originally had quite a bit of craft and scrap booking products, as well as a large amount of gift wrapping and party items which needed to be contained and stored for easy access and return. Budget played a major role in this re-organization and we were able to utilize the client’s existing storage units which is always a bonus.
It was essential that the storage was contained within a closet in the finished basement. Hereare a couple of photos of the closet before we started the project.
As you can see, there was little organization and the closet was in a state of chaos. Although the closet went quite deep under the stairwell, there was no access without moving everything out and then back again. This system (or lack thereof) was not working. After first sorting and editing the items we were able to see exactly what the client had to store in terms of volume. With input from our client we were able to create a vision and solution that was workable for the way our client functioned within the space. She specifically requested that her gift bags were hanging so she could quickly view and pick the right one for the right occasion. Here is a photo of the closet after our re-organization. The gift wrapping centre storage unit is on the left and the scrapbooking storage unit is on the right. The second photo shows another angle so you can see how access to under the stairs is now possible.
Finding space can be challenging but with a little creativity, a vision and the right process of organization a workable system can be created and maintained. Our client can now easily open these drawers, locate what is needed and return items with ease. Don’t forget to label your drawers so that others in your household can also easily use the new system too!