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Woman Shares Wrapping Paper Hack That Uses Mop Handle

Jess Hardiman

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Woman Shares Wrapping Paper Hack That Uses Mop Handle

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks

Christmas is great and all, but what about all that wrapping? I mean, it's not too bad if you're giving someone a book or, erm, a box of tissues, but the moment the shape deviates from a square or a rectangle then you know you're pretty screwed.

Then you can't find the end of the sticky tape, as the roll of wrapping paper unfurls itself across the table. FFS.

While we can't solve all of those woes, one woman reckons she has a pretty neat hack to solve the last problem, having shared an interesting tip on Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks, a Facebook group for 'those who enjoy discovering deals and hacks to help organise your lives on a budget'.

Amanda Coulter shared a photo of her wrapping hack, in which she takes the roll of paper and then slips it onto the long handle of a mop.

Credit: Facebook/Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks
Credit: Facebook/Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks

She then pops the contraption onto the table and wedges the handle into a chair so that it doesn't move around, and instead you can simply pull off as much as you need per present.

Amanda said she saw the hack on Snapchat and decided to give it a go for this year's gifts, writing: "I hate wrapping presents at the best of time. No more paper rolling back at you. A simple mop handle stops me from losing my s***."

Many other people were equally impressed, with one commenting: "Why wasn't this posted a few weeks ago. That would of saved me drinking 3 bottles of wine!!"

Last year we tried out another viral wrapping hack from a YouTuber, which became known as the 'diagonal wrapping method'.


In a video shared the Christmas before last, Connecticut-based lifestyle blogger and YouTuber Kallie Brancifort (who vlogs as But First, Coffee) took viewers through her festive life hacks - including the intriguing diagonal wrapping tekkers.

Credit: YouTube/But First, Coffee
Credit: YouTube/But First, Coffee

It basically involves pulling each corner of the wrapping paper towards the centre of what you're wrapping - which Kallie says is perfect for when it seems as though there's not going to be enough paper.

You then pull each of the triangular sections to cover the present.

Expectation vs reality. Credit: YouTube - But First, Coffee/LADbible
Expectation vs reality. Credit: YouTube - But First, Coffee/LADbible

Kallie's other hacks included crafting your own gift bag out of wrapping paper, making a ribbon out of wrapping paper and creating cylindrical gift boxes from toilet paper rolls and Pringles tins.

Sadly, our attempt at the 'diagonal wrapping method' didn't look quite as neat as Kallie's, but maybe we just need a little more practice...

Topics: Viral, Hack, Christmas, UK News, News

Jess Hardiman
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