few weeks ago I bought a new set of sheets. Now I can’t
bring myself to get rid of the bag.
one of those zippered, clear plastic bags that seems
like it would be perfect for storing sheets in the linen
closet, except I’m sure I’d never be able to fold
the fitted sheet neatly enough to cram the whole set
back into the bag.
that bag was much too nice to throw away. But what to do
turned to Pinterest, one of my favorite time-wasters,
I get paid to do this.
came up with some pretty clever reuses, so I thought I’d
share them with you.
start with my favorite: Create a portable greenhouse to
seen this done with food storage bags, and this allows
the concept to be taken to a slightly larger scale.
also liked the idea of making an indoor camping kit for
kids. You could pack the bag with an old bed sheet, a
flashlight, a glow stick, some clothespins or plastic
clamps for holding the sheeting to chairs or other
pieces of furniture, and anything else that would be
useful for building a tent in the living room.
that be handy on a snow day?
other ideas I liked:
the bag to hold craft or hobby supplies — yarn, sewing
notions, fabric scraps, whatever.
cookie cutters in it.
multiple bags to containerize a suitcase. That way you
can fit more into your luggage without everything
springing out when you open your suitcase. One pinner
even suggested using the bags to pack individual outfits
stationery or greeting cards in it.
it to store toys, games or puzzles with small pieces.
it into a toiletry case when you’re traveling. You
could even add an old hanger so you can hang the bag
from a shower head.
seasonal table linens, decorations or fake floral
arrangements in it.
accessory scarves in it.
other ideas do you have for those zippered bed linen
them to me, along with your name, the town where you
live and a daytime phone number, which won’t be