Frugal Tip: Re-Use Wipe Containers To Store Grocery Bags

Grocery Bag Container

Beckie from Tater Tots And Jello posted this neat idea for re-using containers of disinfecting wipes – an embellished grocery bag container (you could also do this with baby wipe containers).

I have lots of those containers kicking around and a ginat pile of plastic bags sitting on my dining room floor, so I think I am going to attempt this frugal craft!

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  1. Denise says:

    I have done this with the plastic Lay’s potato chip containers and keep in the trunk of my car. The ones that are like the Pringle’s can but never embellished them. These embellished ones look great I’m going to have to do that.

  2. Jenny says:

    What a great idea! I always throw the containers in the recycling bin…

  3. teachermum says:

    Man, are those cute!

    I don’t use very many wipes so never have the containers around, nor Pringles, but I have been storing my bags in empty tissue boxes for years. Any will do, but I find the Royale ones the best as they have a wide opening when you remove the plastic. I flatten the bag neatly, fold it lengthwise in thirds, fold the handles over then the remainder in half. Then it is easy to push it flat into the box. It is amazing how many fit when you flatten them well!

    I have several boxes neatly on a shelf labelled with a Sharpie: small, flat, large and un-named (that would be the normal ones) for when I need a certain type of bag. When I get too many boxes, off they go to my friends with dogs!

  4. Missy says:

    ….or just use reusable bags and you won’t have to concoct ways to store your plastic ones. 😀

  5. Missy: That’s another option! 😛

  6. Erin's mom says:

    At my daughter’s last b’day party I did the same idea and the girls made them into piggy banks. Diaper wipe boxes are great to turn into jewellry boxes ar diary keepers too. Go to a wallpaper/paint store and they will often give you an out of date walpaper sample book. The pages are fantastic.

  7. Thanks for sharing, Erin’s mom!

  8. Judy says:

    You can do this with old coffee tins too! Cut a circle in the lid, then four small slits (north, south, east west). The bags come out easily, like a box of kleenex and you can push then in without taking the lid off. We have one in the house under the sink and in the garage. I don’t bother embellishing them but it could be done quite easily.

  9. kimzcouponz says:

    Just love this idea!! Can’t wait to try it!!

  10. kimzcouponz says:

    Love this idea! Am going to give it a try

  11. Shellie Cadogan says:

    I did this, as a i subscribe to her site…and took my container to the grocery store…five women were willing to pay me to make them one!

    I never leave home without one in my diaper bag!

  12. Lisa says:

    Do you put the bags in some way so that when you pull one out, the edge of the next one is pulled out too? That would be handy enough to motivate me to do it!

  13. Lisa, I just shove mine in and that works fine, but I’m sure if you folded them nicely before you put them in the container, they would come out a bit easier.

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