Saturday, January 3, 2009

DIY Grocery Bag Organizer

I finally kicked the fever-induced fog and returned the house to a non-sick-emergency state. My husband has been a huge trooper through all my whining! So now back to blogging!!!

Since January is the kickoff month to getting organized, I thought I'd share my own take on organizing all those grocery bags that come into our homes. I bring my own reusable bags to the store, but once a month, I get groceries with the plastic bags for use in our home for garbage bags. To keep them all in one place and to add a little "color" to my life, I use clean empty disinfectant wipe containers and give them a make-over! Here are the bottles with the labels removed:


Then I wrapped them in scrapbook paper, (I may hate to scrapbook, but I love love love scrapbook paper!) and stuffed in the grocery bags:


The things I love about these:
  1. It gives my all sorts of the "Save the Earth" goosebumps! Reusing the bags and reusing the wipe container - double whammy!
  2. The bags are no longer stuffed into another plastic bag, then stuffed into the cabinet, then the pile always seems to grow until I open the cabinet and out fall 40 gagillion bags. Imagine: timber!
  3. I can take one of these containers, throw it in the car in the morning of one of our roadtrips (or any regular Saturday expedition) and we have lots of empty bags for whatever kid emergency pops up throughout our adventures.
Happy organizing! (and January too!)

18 comments:

  1. Hey. Found your blog through I don't know who, but it is great and this is a fantastic idea! I'm always struggling with my grocery bags.

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  2. Thanks Jaime! I must admit that I still get lazy and stuff them into the cabinet AROUND the cute organizers sometimes! Love your blog!

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  3. LOVE this! Our wipes container is almost out and will get turned into this!

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  4. That is such a great idea! I love it.

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  5. THANK YOU ... this is brilliant!!

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  6. I love this idea. I can't wait to empty a wipe container to try it!

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  7. I saw this on the tip junkie and I love it. I'll definitely be putting my clorox wipe container to this use (when I use them up of course.. lets not be wasteful). Anyway, I love it. Now off to look at some of your other posts!

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  8. Love this tip! I have an empty container and now I know what to do with it! Thanks!

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  9. I love this idea. I always hang my bags over the garbage can and my husband always complains that they are in the way so I will definaetly do this to my wipes container as soon as it is empty. A

    Also, I am the same way about scrapbook paper. I never scrapbook (and don't have plans to), but I love the paper!

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  10. stopping over from tip junkie...Love this idea!

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  11. here from Tip junkie. Love this idea. I have re covered an oatmeal box to hold the trash bags but this is way more portable like you said. Great idea. when I am done with my clorox wipes I am so making this! Thanks!

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  12. I saw this organization tip in Tip junkie.. I was just figuring out what to do with clorox wipes box and i came across your blog. Great Idea.. I love this Idea!!

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  13. Thanks for gathering and sharing these great DIY home organizers. I especially liked the DIY Grocery Bag Organizer; it’s very creative and easy to do. Best of all, it’s very earth-friendly. Now I know how to neatly keep my heaps of plastic bags at home!

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  14. I'm stealing this to post under our new crafting group at www.GrowTogether.ning.com (I'll be sure to credit you!) :-)

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  15. Great thinking!! I will have to try this!

    Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse

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  16. What a great idea! Going to make one when my wipe container is empty! Love it!

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