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Does the job...
on January 6, 2007
Rubbermaid makes 2 plastic Wrap N'Craft wrapping paper units. This one is the jumbo version allowing you to store 40-inch rolls (ie. Mega Rolls from Hallmark) along with your 30-inch rolls. The smaller version will only store up to 30-inch rolls. I purchased this Wrap N'Craft unit to store my Christmas wrapping paper in during the year, and since I have some mega rolls, I opted for this larger unit.
Now, this larger unit is nice because you don't have to find somewhere else to store your longer rolls. But, it does not have the extra flip-top supplies storage area that the smaller 33-inch unit does. I have too many ribbons/tags/scissors/tape/etc than would ever fit in the top of a unit anyways, so this unit was right for what I needed.
The thing to note is that this jumbo unit is literally a base and a lid that is made tall enough for storing long rolls of wrapping paper. There is nothing more grand to the design than that. I have the container about half-full, and all my rolls slide to one side which makes it a bit awkward. As a way around that, I have started storing the rolls in the wrapping paper bags I get from Hallmark. That at least bunches 3-4 together at a time so they aren't completely sliding around inside there. I wish they had put dividers or something in the base so the rolls weren't just all loose inside the unit.
All in all, this is a fine unit. The lid snaps securely to the base. It's made of good Rubbermaid plastic. And I especially like having a vertical unit for my wrapping paper (I've done the under-the-bed types and actually got this to replace those). I give this product 4 stars, because I am happy enough with it, but I don't quite feel like I found *the* solution. I found the solution for now...
(Sidenote: Rubbermaid also makes some nice canvas-based wrapping paper and supply storage options. There is a portable Wrap N'Craft station that stores 30-inch rolls along with supplies. Along with a gift bag storage container, a ribbon storage container, a greeting card storage envelope and a horizontal wrapping paper station. I have the gift bag container, the card container and the horizontal wrapping station for my year-round wrapping paper. I would recommend any of these products too.)