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Storage question

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lilachardy, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Silly question, I'm sure...

    ... but how do you store rolls of wrapping paper?
    Mine are all falling over and I KNOW there must be a better way.


    Ta
     
  2. Depending on the length, get a couple of 2L pop bottles, Drink pop, cut the top 2" off and hey presto they stand up. If you are a language teacher and collecting posters from Abroad pop bottles are great for storing them in aslo.
     
  3. In an umbrella stand.
     
  4. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    On top of the wardrobe
     
  5. Lidnod

    Lidnod Star commenter

    Me too! Angled upwards and pointng outwards, like a battery of guns projecting from the wardrobe. If you are over six feet they are a danger, so I am hoping someone has a really good storage idea!
     
  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  7. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Thanks everyone.

    I think I need to rationalise my collection, if it's "normal" to keep it in a skinny carrier bag or a lemonade bottle!
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    marlin - I may have to buy one of those. I'm quite lucky in having quite a lot of cupboard space but I really like that box...it's rolls of Christmas wrapping paper I seem to hoard from one year to the next. I have a weird wrapping system which requires me to wrap various branches of family or acquaintances in the same paper so I have more rolls than seems strictly necessary!
     
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I keep mine in an old plastic laundry basket (which I hate but come from a family who don't throw things away 'if there's still life left in them) up in the loft.
    " I have a weird wrapping system which requires me to wrap various
    branches of family or acquaintances in the same paper so I have more
    rolls than seems strictly necessary! "
    Ditto Seren_dipity!
     
  10. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    I stand them up behind something - the sofa, piano, bed, whatever. Then I forget where I've put them so I go and buy more!
     
  11. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I have about 50 rolls of wrapping paper. (I know, I know.) I use those tall cardboard boxes that mail-order florists use for bouquets, then store them in the loft.The wider rolls have narrower rolls inside them. It would cost a fortune for me to buy those storage boxes from Staples, although as a packaging freak, I seriously covet them. Poor old biddy....
     
  12. On the whole, plastic boxes which purport to be designed for storing wrapping paper are too short! The outside top might appear long enough, but the bottom inside isn't! Our solution is to use a tall, straight-sided kitchen bin (minus the broken lid, of course) and slip flat paper down the side too. Job done.
     

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