In a recent post I mentioned using the Elfa Rack system for something amazing and I am so excited to tell you about it today. So here we go....
Living in a condo makes it VERY hard to find places to store things like gift wrap. I have sold/thrown out sooooo many valuable things because I have nowhere to store them. MAJOR sad face. But that has all changed. Thanks to Pinterest I found an awesome solution for my gift wrap collection, which is much smaller than it used to be because I've had to purge a lot in order to scale down. I can't wait to start collecting again because now I have a super cute functional way of storing it. Giving a gift that has a beautiful presentation is one of my favorite things to do in this world. Not only is it fun to give, it's a blast making it look adorable in the meantime. I am so happy that I can enjoy that process even more now.
These are some photos that I saw on Pinterest. I knew I wanted to use my entry way closet to store my gift wrap accessories but I did NOT want to put any holes in the door. Mainly because I don't plan on staying in this condo forever and that would be one less thing I have to do when I sell. After looking at these photos I decided to head to the Container Store to see what kind of storage they had and I brought the last inspiration photo (#3) with me. I thought it looked like the Elfa system that I love and sure enough it was. I ended up coming up with almost the same set up as #3.
So here is the breakdown of what I bought from the Container Store:
1- 77 3/4 " Mounted Standard
Set of 2 Residential Overdoor Hooks
3- Deep Baskets (boxes/bags/bottom of gift wrap)
1- Shallow Basket (ribbon holder)
1- Media Rack (top of gift wrap)
p.s. I plan on buying another deep basket or shallow basket for when my collection grows.
Here is the 77 3/4" mounted standard. It just hangs on the top of your door with one of the residential hooks and then it is secured at the bottom with another hook.
Here are all of the baskets...
Here are the hooks on the baskets that easily slide into the standard....
Of course I had to label some things but I plan on updating these labels, I am already sick of them! BORING...lol. Of course, I am thinking little chalkboard labels...TYPICAL!
I love having a place to store my left over boxes from Christmas. I have way more in my loft but these are all the normal sized ones that I use on a daily basis for birthdays, showers, etc.
See all of this extra space I have in between the baskets? You know what that means...I can expand my collection....Heck YEA!
Did you notice my washi tape on this jar I repurposed? It used to be a jar of hot fudge and I just cleaned it out and ripped off the label. PRESTO...a perfect utensil holder dressed up with some pretty tape.