Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Organizing Paper Bags

As you may know, I have a small kitchen. I have to make do with storage wherever I can find it. Which is why, until recently, I had my paper bags shoved into the crack between my refrigerator and the wall. When I finally got tired of the way a bunch of bags shoved into a crevice (it only took a year) I had to find a better system.

The solution was free, quick, and easy…my favorite kind of organizing. In fact, the hardest part was getting all the paper bags out from between the wall and refrigerator. Once I got them all out, I separated them into big (grocery sized) and small (lunch sized) bags, stacked them on top of each other and secured with a large binder clip. I put a nail into the side of the cabinet under my sink and hung the binder clip attached to the big bags there. I put another nail into the wall of my “pantry” and hung the binder clip full of little bags there.

It “Works for Me”. Check out We are THAT Family for other great tips.


  1. Great idea! I too have a lack of space in my home and this may come in handy! Nice to meet you! I found you through WFMW!

  2. I am always trying to think of ideas of what to do with the bags!!

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  3. Was jumping around your posts and just read the one asking for help with silverfish then I came to this one. I had a lightbulb moment:
    Years ago, while living in an apartment, we suddenly developed a problem with cockroaches. I was ready to move that afternoon, believe me!!!! The exterminator told me that the majority of insect infestations are brougt into houses on paperbags!
    He said the bugs lay their eggs on them while they are being shipped and stored and then are brought into our homes. He suggested I get rid of paperbags as soon as I unloaded them. I took his advice and didn't have a repeat problem. Of course, now, I am using reusable bags so it's not a issue at all.

  4. Ooooh, thanks for the idea! I don't use paper bags, but the reusable cloth bags, and they get thrown on a shelf, and they take up space!


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