Thursday, January 17, 2008

Buy A Pillow, Get a Storage Bag

A few weeks ago while at TJ Maxx, I finally broke down and bought a new set of pillows for our master bed. I love them, I was just too cheap to get new ones when the prior pillows lost all their umph.

I put them on the bed after buying them, but kept the zipper bags that they came in - just in case I decided something was wrong with them and I wanted to return them. Since I'm such a good housekeeper, they continued to sit on the floor until today. When I picked them up to figure out what to do with them, I realized they were about "yay" long - pretty close to the same size as a roll of gift wrap. Completely curious if this pillow holder was destined for the holiday stack, I headed to the basement and pulled the gift wrap off the top shelf. Sure enough, I was able to fit all the rolls we had on the shelf in the bag and still have room for several more.

Then I realized that whenever I get some kind of household item that comes in one of those heavy duty zipper bags, I always manage to find a use for the bag!


  • Apryl Kuhn

    Good thinking! I put my wrapping paper in a plastic bin under the bed, but it currently overfloweth...

  • Nicole Brady

    Oh yes, I recall the days of "under the bed" "in the guest room closet" and sometimes "in the attic" from my days in California. That's one nice thing about Iowa... BASEMENT!

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, I thought I was the only person who did this. You're talking about the boxy bags that comforters come in, right? Excellent "flexible storage" containers for wool sweaters and such in the offseasons you aren't wearing them. Keeps them tucked away and keeps the moths out.

  • Heather

    Oooh. Great idea. Send that one to BHG or HGTV and you may get a prize.