Make sure all those gifts arrive in mint condition by packing them with care. Replace boring bubble wrap or tissue paper with shredded wrapping paper. By shredding your gift-wrap leftovers, you’ll have plenty of packing material that's as functional as it is festive.
Even something as simple as a new tray and soap dispenser can spruce up your counter style in a moment. Add a fragrance, like incense or an oil burner, and a color-coordinated tissue box and you have an instant update that packs an unexpected visual punch. This bathroom, designed by Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B. Design, was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
Bows, tissue paper, gift boxes, oh my! Instead of tossing these in a box (where they'll surely get smashed), repurpose a rolling cart. Blogger Whitney Mier of This Little House of Mine chose the IKEA Raskog utility cart for her quick and easy wrapping station.