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Give & Clean Totes

Posted: February 23rd, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

Warning! Just to prepare you, this idea might sound a little overboard – but it is so me and I just love it! I think I got the idea from Real Simple (my all time favorite magazine!) I’m not sure where I used to put all my clothes to go to the cleaners or good will but I’m sure it was a grocery bag. My thought was that they just didn’t hold up to the function or look I wanted. Yes – I’m talking about dry cleaning bags and good will bags – I know – pathetic.

So if you like this pathetic thing: find some fabric bags – I found mine at Hobby Lobby but other craft stores or Walmart sells them too. Simply print out “Clean” and “Give” tags, laminatehole punch and tie with a ribbonI hang them on a hook in my closet where they are easily accessible. 

 Now remember — I did warn you…but I hope you secretly liked the idea!





6 Comments on “Give & Clean Totes”

  1. 1 rachel said at 8:46 am on February 26th, 2009:

    pathetic? count me in! i love this idea, anything that keeps the stuff together and off of the floor is a keeper! bring on the pathetic-ness :)

  2. 2 Andrea said at 7:17 pm on February 26th, 2009:

    Did you write that by hand? (the words “clean” and “give)…if you did it by computer, what is the name of the font? Love the idea!

  3. 3 Katie said at 7:26 am on February 28th, 2009:

    I only wish I had that beautiful of handwriting! I couldn’t find my document but I think “snell roundhand” was the closest to it!

  4. 4 Kimm at Reinvented said at 3:56 pm on March 1st, 2009:

    Secretly??? I openly love them! Cool idea. My dry cleaning items are usually in a heap on the floor.

  5. 5 Andrea said at 2:19 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    Ok. So, I have to admit that when I first saw this one, I thought to myself “that is a great idea, but I’m not sure if I’d ever really need it. I don’t have stuff to give away most of the time and we don’t have a lot of dry cleaning”. Weeellll…this weekend, my wonderful hubby cleaned the entire master suite like a pro and he had a ton of clothes that he wanted to donate. As he was going through the piles on the floor, he pulled out some things of mine that I don’t want anymore. So, guess what?! I didn’t have a place to put them. THAT is why my closet clutters up! I have these clothes that I don’t want but don’t necessarily want to take to Goodwill at that moment. So, they go on the floor and wait for the moment when I decide to donate. But by that time I forget about them…the cycle goes on and on.

    I’ll be making some bags with tags tonight. :) I thank you and my husband thanks you.

  6. 6 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » A Closet Makeover with Some “Aha!” Uses! said at 7:14 pm on February 14th, 2010:

    [...] one could hold my ‘clean’ and ‘give’ bags [...]

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