11 January 2009

Plastic bedsheet packaging makes great playroom storage

Kristen's got a smart use for those nifty plastic bags in which new sheets come packaged:

I bought new sheets the other day, and I really didn't want to throw away that sturdy square plastic bag with the zipper that they came in but it couldn't be recycled. Then I realized it was a great storage bag for the playroom -- it can hold lots of small pieces like Legos or Lincoln Logs, my kids can open it themselves, and you can stack another bag on top of it.

Also great for storing sweaters, table linens, dolls and their clothes, electrical and computer cords...

Related: Clementine crates as toy storage

AndSave on baggage fees: Use plastic bedsheet packaging to organize a family suitcase

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I use them (and robeez bags) for packing things for airport security and in my suitcases. Robeez bags are perfect for holding electronic bits like ipods, blackberries, etc. so that you don't have to dig them all out. I just throw the bag into a tub. The smaller bags are good for cosmetics, or sorting kids clothes separate from mine. I love travel space bags, too.

We totally do this!! Comforter bags, smaller bags that hold curtains or valences, any sturdy plastic packages get used for toy storage around here! It keeps us organized and helps J (who is 2) help with clean up. "Put all of the cars in this bag", etc.

Echoing Dana, I use them to keep my diaper bag organized. Because they're see-through, it's easy to find what I need. It also keeps the spare set of clothes from the dirty sippy cup and used bottle. :)

We use them to organize extra wires and cables. Having them in see-through bags really helps when we are looking for a certain type.

we use them to keep winter hats and gloves together. each person gets one in the closet. but, i don't know. i'm loving the diaper bag idea!

I also use these to store my childrens art so that when I am scrapbooking, I have all year specific/child specific art all together. I find it hard to throw anything that can be recycled/repurposed away. I just know that I can find a use for it, so I put it away until I do.

I use those bags to keep my crochet works-in-progress in. I put the instructions, materials and hook in there and it's easy to see what's what.

I find the see-through cylindrical cases that spindles of CDs/DVDs come in, make great desktop storage for "sundries". Those little things like erasers, odd keys, paperclips, etc. that don't seem to fit elsewhere.

I use the small ones in my "junk drawer" to keep all the loose nails, screws, connectors and tools from rolling around all over the place.

I've used them for trips. One held our multitude of electronics chargers and cables in one place. I used others to pack my husband daily outfits so they were easy for him to grab during a cross-country road trip he took last fall.

I've been doing this for years... also good to have them on hand for the next move... or for organizing the linen closet... all the washcloths into one, lesser used linens in another. great to hear other ideas for these bags.

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I use them too, but because I'm paranoid I cut holes in them first in case the kids ever decide to put them over their heads and play spaceman or whatever!

I'm doing this today!! I just wish I had more bags. They're so much better than ziploc, although those work too.

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