A container of wet wipes can be a real convenience, especially if your countertops or desk surface tends to get dirty easily. When those wipes are all gone however, don’t just toss the container in the recycling bin — give it a new lease on life by using it to store plastic food storage or grocery bags.
Just roll them up tightly and pull one through the top so it’s ready when you open the lid. A rolled-up mass of freezer bags or plastic grocery bags aren’t perforated like the wet wipes the container came with, so they won’t smoothly come out of the top one after the other — you’ll have to pull the next one up so it’s ready after you remove the bag you need.
Still, the top of the wet wipes container is perfect for pulling out one thin item at a time, and the container itself is big enough to hold several bags. It’s certainly neater than a box of plastic bags in your cabinets, or a wadded up mass of plastic bags under the sink.
The folks at Savvy Housekeeping have a number of other ways to store plastic grocery bags so they’re available when you need them (I’m a fan of this old IKEA bag holder that fits under the sink and is only a few bucks), but this is a great option if you have lots of bags and no good place to keep them.
Four Ways to Store Plastic Grocery Bags [Savvy Housekeeping]