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.
Like this post? Then like our Facebook page. In need of professional organizing services in the Portland, Beaverton or Lake Oswego area for your home or office? Contact us for a low-cost assessment and get a bid on your project here.