I am one of those people who loves clearence and sales. This is because I want my dollar to stretch as far as possible! Part of making a dollar is also making everything I have last as long as possible. One thing that is hard to make last is Christmas wrapping paper. It seems like no matter how nicely I place it in the closet, when I return a year later the wrapping paper is no longer pretty. Over the course of a year the Christmas wrapping paper rolls fall over, come unraveled, are squished, get crumpled, and get other creases that are just unexplainable.
With 2 kids and another on the way, making a dollar stretch is now more than a want. It's a necessity. What's nice is my wife brought into our marriage neat tricks I never knew about. I want to share her solution to my wrapping paper problem. And it's super easy.
Take an empty wrapping paper roll. Unravel it along the crease. Now you can take this and place it around your wrapping paper you want to save until next year.
Now your Christmas wrapping paper won't come unraveled for the next 11 to 12 months! This also helps to protect your wrapping paper roll from damage. This works for birthday wrapping paper too. Hope this helps.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!