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Paper/plastic bag storage solutions for the kitchen

by respaced on July 5, 2017

While doing a kitchen organizing job out in Beaverton last week, I got asked about storing bags, particularly the bags that come home from stores like paper bags and plastic bags. I get asked about this a lot actually, so here’s a picture of how I store them in my house:

Yep, that’s my 1990s stove in my 20 -year-old kitchen. For me, the perfect place to store paper bags is in a $12 plastic milk crate on top of my stove. I just fold them in half and tuck them in. Once the crate is full and I can’t fit any more bags in, I start recycling the extras.

Which brings me to the secret to storing bags from the store:

Set some sort of boundary for yourself and only save the bags that will fit within that boundary. I only save the paper bags that will fit inside the milk crate. I only save the plastic bags that will fit inside the drawer. Any extra bags get recycled or trashed. Otherwise, it’s too easy for your kitchen to get cluttered and messy-looking due to an overflow of bags!

Have you found a good method for storing plastic or paper bags? Share with us in the comments below.

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