Closed September 2017

Cheap Storage Containers!

ZiplocMany people may not know that clutter can be contained very inexpensively in the new BIG Ziploc bags that came out in the last few years.  You may not be able to find them at your grocery store, but a home improvement center or discount store will probably carry them.  You can organize linens and other larger items and keep them free of dust and pests, without having to purchase a more expensive, hard plastic container that may take up a lot of unnecessary space.

Here is a list of ideas they provide on their website of things you can store in these big bags:

  • Linens and pillows
  • Jackets
  • Blankets
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Holiday decorations
  • Sports equipment
  • Sleeping bags 
  • Books and photo albums
  • School supplies
  • Office supplies
  • Craft supplies
  • Beach/pool items
  • Gift wrapping
  • Halloween costumes 
  • Toys/stuffed animals
  • Baby clothes
  • Camping equipment

I love the idea of also using these for packing when you travel, at least the smaller sizes.  Here are the sizes they have– and I have also seen 2 gallon sizes in the grocery store that are a good size for many uses as well:

Large 1.25 ft. x 1.25 ft., 5 per box
Xtra Large 2 ft. x 1.7 ft., 4 per box
XXtra Large 2 ft. x 2.7 ft., 3 per box

Go crazy!  You could zip up almost anything in these bags!  They cost roughly a couple of dollars apiece, so they are very affordable.

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The drawers where I store sheets and pillowcases for the guest room tend to make everything smell musty after a while, so I enjoy zipping the bedding up in ziplocks. They are still fresh when it’s time to use them.


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