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Declutter with a Disinfectant

Clorox Wipes are hard to come by these days. We have had these under our sink for about 3 months. We weren’t using them frequently partially because we wanted to ration them, but also because we have been transitioning to low waste cleaning methods. After finally finishing them last week, I started brainstorming ways to reuse the container.

While scrolling through Pinterest, I found a DIY craft project using Clorox Wipes. It was this plastic bag dispenser! I didn’t commit to decorating it with pretty ribbons and bows, but it’s super functional and saving us a ton of space!

We live in a 250 sq. ft. apartment so anything that can save us space is key. We don’t use our plastic bags often, but whenever we get one that we can’t avoid, we keep it! We had been storing them in our coat closet, putting one bag into another. We have about 25 bags and with all of them stuffed into each other, it was taking up a lot of space! Rolling up the bags and storing them in this container has given us about 3/4 of the space back in our closet that was being taken up before. You read that correctly. This is taking up 1/4 of the space!

The project only took me about 15 minutes to complete. It’s super easy and a great eco-friendly storage option! My goal is always to find new, creative ways to repurpose things. Most of my saved jars and containers have been set aside for food storage, which is great! The only conflict I’ve run into is how many is too many? Only two people live in our tiny studio, we never need THAT much food to begin with. Finding other purposes for these old containers, especially plastic ones, has been very encouraging for me! It reduces our waste while continuing to stretch my curiosity on sustainable living. After I completed this project I thought to myself, “If I can do this with a Clorox Wipe container, what other repurposing opportunities have I been missing out on?”.

For those of you who are looking to do this with your own containers, check out the “Links’ section of my site. I posted the website where I found the instructions!

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