So here's the BEFORE picture of the small area I was talking about - roughly 3 square feet.
But I found the perfect solution when I came across the Raskog kitchen cart and plastic containers from IKEA. The cart comes in turquoise, dark gray, and cream. I chose turquoise because it coordinated with my room and the color just makes me happy.
I assembled it on my own in less than 30 minutes. Super easy! The cart is small enough that it could also be stored in a closet and it's portable. It holds everything and I still have room for more supplies.
The bottom shelf holds 15 rolls of curling ribbon.
The middle shelf holds a variety of paper shreds, 2 small plastic jars (empty for now), a collection of greeting cards (that's a simple project I'll share on another day), and a take-out container box.
The top shelf is home to 3 magazine holders (which I already had on hand and decided to repurpose) - one holds gift bags and tissue paper, the second one holds small boxes, and the third one holds gift wrap rolls (10 rolls - can you believe that?).
I got lucky when I discovered the small white plastic containers (also from IKEA in the kitchen area) which hang from the end. These come in a variety of colors so you can personalize this project to suit your style and decor.
These small containers hold: tape/adhesive, scissors, gift tags, pens. Two of them are empty so I have room to grow.
Here's the finished project in all of its organized glory. It was a fun and easy project and I am thrilled with my new rolling gift wrap cart. Well, that's a wrap!