With Christmas nearing, you may be starting to think about how you can stash away your left-over wrapping paper and cards and any presents once they've been opened.

We’ve got some great ideas for storage, and the best thing is that they can be personalised to your taste.

Wrapping Paper Storage

It’s always impossible to find a bag big enough to store your left-over wrapping paper so why not use a laundry basket in a different kind of way. Big enough to fit in your wrapping paper, but also your cards, gift tags and ribbons a laundry basket can be adapted to your storage needs.

Better Homes & Gardens

Cosmetics Jars

Perfect for make-up brushes, cotton buds and foam pads or even for pens, pencils and rulers this mason jar storage idea is simple to create for yourself. Gather the number of jars you require to hold all your bits and bobs and paint and embellish it in whatever colour and way you wish.


Bedside Caddy

Fed up with phones, tablets, remotes and that Christmas read you’ve got on the go taking over your bedside table? Don’t sweat it, this bedside caddy idea is great for keeping it clear. Simply made with some material, this handy multi pocket storage hanger is great for storing all those messy bits and bobs

Container Stores

Storage Seat

Most suited for the larger gifts you want to store away, a storage seat idea could be perfect for you. Its multi-use ability means that you have a storage box and additional seat on hand. This image demonstrates one that has been made from a recycled pallet. It can be painted or stained to match your living area and the lid can be padded and covered in a fabric to match. It can simply be hinged on for easy lifting.

Not On The High Street

Jewellery Hangers

A novel way of tidying up your jewellery, this hanger is a great solution. Simple to make, use a thick piece of oak, painted or varnished to a colour of your choice, and add some chain to hook over your earrings and some hooks to slip your necklaces and bracelets on to.


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