Another Homemaking Tip I Should Have Thought Of

With four kids and eight nieces and nephews, we’ve wrapped a lot of Christmas and birthday gifts over the years. Wrapping big gifts and small ones leaves lots of odd-sized scraps of gift wrap, which eventually get wrinkled while stored and eventually thrown out.

So why didn’t I think of doing what home management expert and mom-of-five Deniece Schofield does? She cuts up some of her rolls of gift wrap! For instance, she cuts a 30” roll of gift wrap into two rolls, one 18” and one 12”. Then she stores them in empty aluminum foil boxes to keep them unwrinkled and to make them easy to use.

I can see using the 12” paper for wrapping DVDs, the 18” paper for books and puzzles, and saving the full-size rolls for the big gifts. Super idea!

Of course, I’m not surprised, because Deniece Schofield is one smart mom. I have one of her early books, but it looks like I need to get up to speed because I’m missing out on some great tips. Here are her top-selling books:

6 thoughts on “Another Homemaking Tip I Should Have Thought Of

  1. This is a great idea! I think this will cut down on waste and make the paper easier to use. Thanks for sharing this, Barbara! Have a good weekend:)

  2. We like to use cloth bags, I know, we’re weird. My mom just made all these “sacks” out of Christmas fabric and then you don’t have to waste money….or paper! That being said, my kids still like to tear into the paper. 🙂

  3. That is BRILLIANT! I wonder if I can fish out the old foil roll I just threw away a day or two ago? I have not heard of this author so will see if my library has her books. I’ve been enjoying your posts!!

  4. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by. I’m glad you liked this tip. I think it’s one of my new favorites 😉

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