Y’all know I love to clean out, clear out, sell stuff, and give it away.
That is still true about most things in my life, with a few exceptions.
Today I’m confessing the ugly truth.
My name is Becca, and I’m a gift wrap hoarder.
Why do I hoard gift wrap? I do it because it saves us tons of money at every gift giving holiday, birthday party, baby shower, and wedding. I rarely spend money on gift wrap. It started with our wedding five years ago. If you’ve had one, you know you get tons of presents, all beautifully wrapped, and it seems like such a waste to throw away all those bags and tissue paper. I started folding it all up neatly and holding on to it. I moved my collection cross country and 3 times since. It is totally worth it. For every shower and birthday I’ve saved at least $3-5 in gift wrap by using my stash.
At Christmas I buy one roll of brown packing paper from the dollar store and use it to wrap all my box presents. I tie the packages up with recycled bows from my stash or plain ribbon. Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things.
I never have to run by Target or the Hallmark Store at the last minute to grab a gift bag, and our presents always look super cute for at no extra cost. Lots of people don’t keep gift wrap because it takes up space, and quite frankly we live in a disposable culture. I rack up every Christmas on new gift wrap because no one else can be bothered to keep it. Oh, I’ll always take it off their hands. Don’t mind if I do.
Do you have a gift wrap stash or a frugal gift wrap solution? Share it in the comments section below.