Sunday, October 30, 2011

Organizing with Plastic Baggies!

    I've been doing a lot of organizing and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing each post on "31 days to cheaply organize your home" by Organizing Made Fun!  So many really neat and of course CHEAP ways to organize.  Since I've been working on organizing my home these posts have been incredibly useful!  I haven't gotten to use any of these ideas yet but have specific plans to.  She is about to have a linky party on organizing tomorrow so I wanted to be able to link up with one of my favorite ways to organize!  It's so simple and I bet you already have all you need right in your own home!

                                             (Small plastic zipper bags that hold my Appliques)

Plastic zipper baggies....they come in so many different sizes for any of your organizing needs!  Also great when you have limited space!  Easily labeled with a sharpy if you want!

                                      (Sandwich size zipper baggy holding my small foam letters)

This weekend I have been really focusing on organizing my craft supplies as they have been spread about.  Some in my bedroom and some in the attic.  I'm specifically working on creating myself what I'm calling my "Craft Corner" which in itself is giving me a lot of smaller projects.  I have found zipper baggies very handy in organizing my crafts.  I even have some that have a hole punched out of a corner and connected with a ring to keep them together.

They also come in handy in my jewelry box which will be part of another post but I have some of my jewelry in baggies. (seen below) 

We also buy our meat in bulk because it's cheaper.  After we do a meat shopping trip we are usually covered for 5-6 months.  That is until my son starts eating more then we will have to buy meat more often!  Although we do have a Food Saver we often use Freezer Zipper Bags.

       (We label them with what is in the bag and the date the item was bagged so we use the older stuff first)

My favorite most recent way of using zipper baggies is for my sons clothes.  No not in his dresser but in his diaper bag!  I keep a spare change of clothes in Gregory's diaper bag in case of messes.  A quart size zipper baggy is perfect to keep that little outfit in.  It all stays together (shirt, pants, socks, etc) and doesn't get dirty from crumbs or whatever else might get into the bag.

I spent my first night away from Gregory this past Friday.  He spent the night at my parents house and although I did miss him I was able to go to a haunted house and sleep in a little with out having to worry about being woke wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be.  But it helped knowing that I was able to run straight to him Saturday morning!  And he did so well too! I packed his PJs (shirt, pants and socks) in a little baggy and then his outfit for Saturday in another baggy (shirt, pants, socks, matching toboggan b/c it's cold here now).  The outfits stayed together and all my stepmom had to do was pull the labeled baggy out and dress him.  Not that she isn't capable but it really helped in his overnight bag that the clothes weren't just thrown in there w/ his blankets and everything!

    Zipper baggies aren't the prettiest way to organize although you could probably beautify them pretty easily.  But they can be used over and over in so many different ways.

    Just think of all the ways you could organize with zipper baggies!  For more than just sandwiches!!  (Heck we don't even use them for sandwiches anymore, we have sandwich containers for that!!!  :)

Inspired by Organizing Made Fun

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  1. Packing a spare pair of kid clothes in a sandwich bag is pure genius! But until I have a kiddo of my own, I may have to take advantage of this idea for myself...possibly organizing the delicates and socks to help reduce the bulk in my luggage? :)

  2. It has really worked out for me! I like the organization and neatness of it. I don't see why it wouldn't work well w/ socks and delicates in your luggage!

  3. I love the idea of putting each days clothes in a different bag, when preparing your childs clothes for an over night stay. I really wish I had done this when we left last weekend. I layered his clothes in is bag, pants, shirt, socks, pants, shirt, socks. But how great would it have been to put them in a labled bag. Love it and will do next time.

  4. Myfriendscallmesuzy, I thought it worked very well....and it wasn't so cluttered of clothes everywhere. I can't even remember where I saw this idea....I'm thinking it was on one of the Multiples kids shows where they were packing for a trip for several kids so they put their clothes in baggies to keep the outfits together. I'm happy you are able to use this!

  5. This is a great idea! I need to be more organized.

  6. This is a great way to cheaply organize! Good job! I love it!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun