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Easy Recycled Storage for Your Rag Stash

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Don't toss that big box your trash bags came in. Reuse it! It's so simple, but can clean up the area under your sink, or in your utility closet, in a snap.
Time: 15 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
so simple storage
Look for a wrapping paper that suits you. I like the dollar section at Target and TJMaxx.
You'll need at least one box with a good size opening in it. I had a Costco garbage bag box that worked perfectly. If you don't have a box with an opening, carefully use a craft or utility knife to cut a hole.
Wrap the box like you would any other present. (I got you rags! Happy Birthday!)
Again, using the craft or utility knife, poke a hole through the wrapping paper and carefully cut the paper back until it is able to be folded around the hole opening. Use strong tape the secure it inside the box.
Stencil, use a label maker, paint a chalkboard label or otherwise give yourself a place to clearly mark what goes in the box.
Stuff it with your rag stash and never have a falling-over bag of rags under your sink again.

To see more: http://becausehomeshouldbegreat.blogspot.com/2012/07/but-i-need-cute-place-to-store-my-rags.html

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Dec 19, 2013

    Great idea!

  • Cecilia Bramhall
    Cecilia Bramhall Pflugerville, TX
    on Dec 20, 2013

    love it!

  • Linda
    Linda Clinton, MO
    on Dec 22, 2013

    I love this idea and will be trying it myself. I too am tired of staring at the messy sack that keeps falling over. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sally Mathis
    Sally Mathis Rosenberg, TX
    on Dec 27, 2013

    I used to do this and also would use contact paper to make 'boxes' or 'bins' for the kids toys etc. when they were little.

  • Kitty Johnson
    Kitty Johnson Tallassee, AL
    on Dec 27, 2013

    I also like to recycle my rags, T'shirts, old nightgowns etc......and make rugs out of them by either braiding them or crocheting them.....Nothing goes to waste here :)

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