Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer
I used to keep all of our gift wrap supplies and associated things (gift bags, bows/ribbons, tissue paper, gift wrap, gift boxes, tags, etc.) in a giant shopping bag in the front hall closet. Needless to say, it quickly became a muddled mess and trying to find anything in the bag was a treacherous and often futile undertaking. I bought this (as well as the gift bag organizer) and - voila! - the closet is totally clean and everything is within reach and VISIBLE!! What's even better, it hangs up in the closet and off the floor, which means everything is more or less at eye level when I open the door looking for something.
The only thing to keep in mind, is that the gift wrap rolls need to be equally distributed on either side, otherwise the whole thing tilts when hanging, and the wider rolls of gift wrap don't fit very well (I have one very wide roll of Christmas wrap that is taller than the organizer itself, so it won't fit when i try to hang it up (the roll hits the bottom of the shelf that sits above the hanging bar - does that make sense?).
February 15, 2011
With Spring around the corner, I have been taking advantage of the last days of winter and getting my house organized.My latest project was clearing out and re-organizing my hall closet, which is when I realized I needed to to do something with all my gift wrap and accessories. I headed to the container store thinking I would need 2 of these to accomodate all of my stuff, between the holiday wrap and the assorted birthday wraps for boys, girls, adults, etc.. Once I saw this,I figured I would start with 1 and see how it went. I was so pleasantly surprised, all of my wrapping material comfortably fit into one organizer, the quality and design is so great. I went back and purchased a second one as I realized I can hang it in the closet and use it to hold umbrellas, and all the small gloves, hats, and scarves for my almost 3 year old, it works wonderfully for that as well, Good job Container Store, thanks.
March 15, 2013
It's just OK and doesn't hold as much as the picture leads you to believe. I don't think the quality is worth the price.
I do like that you can hang it in a closet. If you have only a small amount of gift wrap, it will probably work fine.
The downside was: (1# hangs awkwardly when loaded with wrapping paper rolls. It would be better balanced if you could hang rolls on both the front and back sides of the unit, #2# the bow and ribbon pouches are OK sized, but the bows fall out because the opening is a mere slit on the front. It would be better if the opening was at the top and closed via zipper or a velcro flap #3# the ribbon pouch opening is too small for larger spools #2.5+ inch ribbon#, and #4) the gift bag and tissue paper pouch is too small for standard sized bags and tissue paper packs.
January 4, 2013
This does mostly what it says it will - hangs and hold gift wrap. But there are many down falls. The quality - could probably sell for $5 and still make a profit and the plastic pockets rip easily. The back area for gift bags will only hold up to 8x11 size and the area for tissue paper isn't wide enough. Really wanted to like this and will use it as the next similar item is $50 but its definitely lacking.
March 16, 2012