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An easy and quick home organization hack! You can do this in 10 minutes!

DIY Plastic Bag Storage

Good morning, Burlap+Blue readers! Carrie here, from Dream Green DIY. So I’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you today.

When I sat down to tackle this project, it took me just under 10 minutes. Now I don’t know about you, but that time frame works pretty darn well for my hectic lifestyle.

It all starts with a can of cleaning wipes – You know, the kind so many of us keep under the kitchen or bathroom sink for wiping down the counters and appliances? Well the next time you run out, don’t toss the can.

Instead, take a strip of your favorite patterned paper (I used scrapbook paper), cut it to the size of your can’s label and wrap it all the way around the can, attaching it at the ends with clear packaging tape.


I keep mine under the sink in our guest bedroom – It’s the perfect spot for me to store the mini trash can bags we go through each week.

Although I used mine for trash bags, there are a million other uses for this decorative can.

Use it to reuse plastic bags from the grocery store, or keep your cloth cleaning rags in one place.

You could even dump powdered laundry or dish washing detergent inside – The decorative can is a definite step up from the generic branded containers these cleaning products often come in.

What would you store in it?

Carrie Waller is a freelance writer and designer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. For a real-time rehash of her home renovation projects and other DIY how-to’s, visit her blog at

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April Hoff

Thursday 17th of January 2013

This is a super-cute idea! This sparked an idea for a toy for my 14 month old daughter too...Thanks for sharing! :)

April Hoff