7 Brilliant Ways to Store Boxes of Foil, Parchment Paper, and Plastic Wrap

updated Nov 4, 2020
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You probably use aluminum foil, parchment paper, wax paper, and maybe even plastic wrap on a fairly regular basis. These boxes aren’t big, no. But that’s kind of the problem. They’re skinny and tend to get beat up over time, which can make them hard to stack or organize neatly. That’s where this post comes in! There are plenty of smart storage solutions to buy (yes, they make kitchen wrap organizers!) or DIY to make your kitchen more functional and your life a lot easier. And we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

Below, some clever storage ideas to get you inspired — and some only cost a few dollars and two minutes of your time.

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1. DIY a dispenser on a wall or cabinet door.

If you have a section of wall in a pantry that’s not being used, or just the back of a cabinet door, consider mounting your boxes there. You just need some Command hooks and a wooden dowel cut down to size. (Here’s how to make it happen.) Then, you can pull off what you need with just one hand.

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2. Mount a ready-made organizer.

For a simple solution you don’t have to DIY, this wall- (or cabinet door-) mounted kitchen wrap organizer from Amazon is the perfect fix — it has space for four boxes of rolls or food storage bags and can go just about anywhere you need it to. Note: This would work with a magazine holder, too!

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3. Go with a multi-option dispenser

This modern dispenser — with built-in cutters to easily roll out only what you need — from Amazon is a great storage solution, and it has a space for a roll of paper towels, too. The dispenser on top can even be pulled off and brought to wherever you’re working.

Buy: Leifheit 25771 4-in-1 Wall-Mount Paper Towel Holder, $22.66 (originally $41.99)

4. Or a vintage one.

If vintage is more your style, there are tons of nostalgia-inducing kitchen wrap dispensers available on Etsy. Just check out this retro one from the 1930s.

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5. Smartly stack them inside cabinets.

If you need a way to store rolls of plastic wrap inside your cabinets without taking up too much valuable space, try a rack that lets you stack them, like this one, which has space for up to six rolls.

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6. Swap out the packaging.

An easy way to upgrade your aluminum foil and plastic wrap rolls? Take them out of their original packaging, and put them inside a more stylish dispenser. This shiplap dispenser comes with 250 feet of plastic wrap to start, but then you can slip in your favorite roll when it’s time for a refill. Again and again.

Buy: ChicWrap Shiplap Plastic Wrap Dispenser, $37.99

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7. Stash them under a shelf.

A special rack that hangs under an existing shelf helps to create bonus storage out of space that would otherwise go wasted. In addition to holding foil and plastic wrap, a shelf like this can organize napkins, small plates, and more.

This post original ran on Apartment Therapy. Read it here: 8 Genius Ways to Stow Your Rolls (of Foil, Parchment and Plastic Wrap)

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