Here's the third installment!
Grabbing some take out for lunch? Heading out for a picnic or maybe a day at the beach? Take your own utensils along inside the bag. Tuck a cloth napkin, utensils and even your favorite condiments inside then you'll have everything you need for your meal while preventing more plasticware from ending up in landfills.
Taking your little one out to the park? Keep essentials like- - house keys, cell phone, and a hat easy to reach by slipping them in a bag hanging from a shower curtain ring off the stroller handle.
Place personal care items or tub toys into a bag and hang it from a shower curtain ring on the rod. If you have shower doors hang your bag from a hook- - stylish 3M Command hooks attach without damaging the tile. To prevent mildew before you hang the bag cut a few small holes in the bottom to allow water to drain.
Arts and Craft Organizer
Store art and craft supplies such as- - markers, crayons, and paint brushes inside the bag. Jewelry making kits and cross-stitch projects with the institutions also fit well inside these clear bags.
Glove Box Organizer
De-clutter a messy glove box in your car by placing commonly used items such as- - your GPS (with all those cords) sanitizing hand wipes, and drinking straws into a bag.
First Aid Supplies Organizer
Use one bag per category of supplies such as band-aids and antibiotic in one then ace bandages and ice packs in another. While you're at it make a mini kit and toss it in the trunk of your car so you have one on-the-go.
Video game cartridges and their matching cords fit perfectly in these bags. You can also replace a flimsy cardboard game box with bag just toss the game pieces and directions into the bag then recycle the box. Puzzles work well simply fold the picture of what the pieces create and pop them in a bag for safekeeping.
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Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free!
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.