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

updated Apr 12, 2024
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You probably use aluminum foil, parchment paper, wax paper, and maybe even plastic wrap fairly regularly. Their 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. Well, that’s where this post comes in. There are plenty of smart storage solutions to buy (yes, they even make kitchen wrap organizers!) or DIY projects to make your kitchen more functional and your life a lot easier. And we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

Below are some clever storage ideas to get you inspired — and the best part is, some of them only cost a few dollars and two minutes of your time.

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1. When in doubt, opt for transparency.

There’s nothing worse than an excess of visual clutter in your kitchen — especially when it’s accompanied by actual clutter. These handy acrylic storage containers solve both issues. Each holds multiple boxes of wrap and attaches securely to whatever surface you deem suitable — a wall, a pantry door, or the inside of the cabinet. Even better, the slim depth and high edges of each container keep the wrap boxes from getting damaged or falling out every time you open the door.

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2. Go for double-duty storage.

What’s better than one stylish way to store your food wraps? Two! This dual-sided storage container offers up space for two rolls of plastic wrap, parchment paper, or tinfoil, with serrated teeth on each side to make tearing the perfect piece a cinch. Better yet, it’s made of durable bamboo, so it’ll look good (and function) for years to come.

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3. Take advantage of unused spaces.

Finding a useful organizational method in your kitchen is often about taking advantage of unused space. One of the biggest spots of opportunity? Your fridge! If the side of your appliance is free and accessible, a magnetic wrap holder — like this one from Yamazaki — is a great way to make the most of every square inch.

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4. 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. All you need is 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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5. 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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6. Go with a multi-option dispenser.

This modern dispenser — which boasts a built-in cutter to easily roll out only what you need — from Amazon is a great storage solution, and it has 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 4-in-1 Wall-Mount Paper Towel Holder, $34.19 (originally $36)

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7. 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.

Buy: Kitchen Foil & Wrap Organizer, $6.99 (normally $9.99)

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8. 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 lemon 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 Lemon Plastic Wrap Dispenser, $23.99 (normally $32.99)

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9. Stash them under a shelf.

A special rack that hangs under an existing shelf helps to create bonus storage out of “air” 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.

Buy: Miles Kimball Shelf Wrap Holder, $16.49 (normally $17.49)

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. Read it here: 9 Genius Ways to Stow Your Rolls (of Foil, Parchment and Plastic Wrap)