8 Genius Ways to Stow Your Rolls (of Foil, Parchment and Plastic Wrap)
You probably use aluminum foil, parchment paper and plastic wrap on a pretty regular basis, but do you have a dedicated storage system for them? Whether you want to stow them away inside your pantry or kitchen cabinets, or you need a way to get them off the counter and make them more easily dispensable (seriously, raise your hand if you’ve ever fought with a roll of plastic wrap just trying to get it out of the box!), there are plenty of smart storage solutions to buy or DIY to make your kitchen more organized and your life a lot easier.
Below, some clever storage ideas to get you inspired—and some only cost a few dollars and 2 minutes of your time.
Mount them with Hooks
Ask Anna found a super simple (and inexpensive!) way to mount your kitchen wrap to…well, just about anywhere (think: your wall, cabinet door, pantry door, the side of your refrigerator, etc.). All you need are a few stick-on hooks, and voila—all your wraps and foils and papers are easily dispensable.
Hang them from Dowels
An alternative to just using hooks, you can follow IHeart Organizing‘s lead and mount your food storage rolls on a dowel (which then rests on a pair of stick-on hooks) for easy dispensing and replacing.
Invest in a Specially-Designed Organizer
For a simple solution you don’t have to DIY, this wall (or cabinet door) mounted kitchen wrap organizer from Bed Bath & Beyond (available for $12.99) 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.
Hang a File Holder Inside Your Cabinet Door
The example shown above from Organize It actually is marketed as a kitchen wrap organizer, but it works the same way any other file holder would—in fact, if you have a spare magazine holder lying around, it’ll work just as well mounted inside a kitchen cabinet door or even just stowed away in your pantry.
Use a Modern Dispenser
Another option to storing away your food storage rolls behind a cabinet door or in a pantry is to use a dispenser that is both easily accessibly and won’t detract from your decor. This modern dispenser—with built in cutters to easily roll out only what you need—from Amazon (available for $34.99) is a great solution, and it has a space for a roll of paper towels, too.
…Or a Vintage One
If vintage is more your style, there are tons of nostalgia-inducing kitchen wrap dispensers available on Etsy. The one above is from KansasKardsStudio (available for $55) and has a space for paper towels, parchment paper and aluminum foil.
Smartly Stack them Inside Cabinets
If you need a way to store your rolls of kitchen 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 6 rolls, from The Container Store. (Bonus: It’s only $4.99!).
Swap Out the Packaging
An easy way to upgrade your aluminum foil and plastic wrap rolls even further? Take them out of their original packaging, and put them inside a more stylish dispenser. These red Fast Wrap dispensers from Kuhn Rikon can do the job, and they’re available for $24.