In the April issue of Real Simple, I read a great hack – use empty tissue boxes to store plastic bags. I realized I could easily combine this with a hack I read about on Parent Hacks that we have been using for years now – use newspaper bags to store dirty diapers. We double fold them to contain the odor and then throw them right in the trash – no need for a diaper pail of any kind and even the stinkiest diapers do not permeate the double layer of plastic.
So now I use empty tissue boxes to store the newspaper bags instead of keeping them in a drawer in the bedroom. We also use the newspaper bags to pick up after the dog, and will keep another box of them near the back door.