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Reusing used plastic bags is a very noble deed considering how harmful they are for the environment when disposed of without taking any precautions. Today we will be looking at some DIY plastic bag holder ideas that can help you store the plastic bags you collect daily unnoticeably.
Plastic can be brought to use repeatedly for many purposes like collecting the garbage, holding something, shopping without the need for new bags, and picking up the dump of your animal.
Plastic bags come to many uses listing, which all at once is simply impossible and digressing. You may even necessitate plastic bags for things that you do not recall while collecting plastic bags for reuse, but when these events happen, your instant response involves a plastic bag.
So, we can consider plastic bags a remedy for different types of work a person is supposed to do in his daily schedule. Plastic may not be healthy for the environment but reusing plastic bags is the best we can do.
So now that we know how inexpressibly essential plastic bags are for humanity and how important it is to always go for reusing these bags instead of taking a new one, we definitely will need a container to store all these reusable plastics so that they can be brought to use whenever necessary.
So today, you will be learning about some popular DIY plastic bag holders that you can easily make in the comfort of sitting on your sofa and watching television. Though comfortable, these DIY plastic bag holders are handy and efficient, and a little or no investment is required to make these bag holders.
DIY plastic bag holders for your home
Here we will be listing some popular DIY plastic bag holders that we think are easy to make, cheap, and are very useful in terms of what they are made for. Let’s look into all the ideas one by one and see the benefits and limitations of each type of plastic bag holder so that you can decide which idea would suit you and your situation in the best way possible.
Plastic bag holder made from a cardboard box
This might seem the most clumsy idea to start your quest for the best DIY plastic bag holder idea for you, but according to hundreds of thousands of people, it is the most affordable and most straightforward way they can store their plastic bags for reuse.
You do not need to be told how many cardboard boxes enter your house during a single month. Cardboard boxes are handy in carrying items of all sorts from place to place. Cardboard boxes are very purposeful, and one such use that they can be brought to is as a container for your plastic bags.
A standard-sized cardboard box can easily store up to hundreds or even thousands of plastic bags if folded and arranged correctly.
Even if you are lazy or too busy to waste your time and energy in arranging plastics, you still can stuff it inside the cardboard box for future use. You can store many plastic bags even if you do not fold and arrange them nicely to store them compactly.
After storing the plastic bags in the cardboard box, you can cut an opening at the top of the box or on the sides to take out plastic bags from the bags on the go without having to open the cardboard and then close it. This will also save you a lot of time.
Considering the benefits and the fact that this method of making DIY plastic bag containers is inexpensive, we can argue that this is one of the most cost-efficient options for storing plastic bags you will ever encounter.
P.S.– You can also paint the box or make some designs in the box if you have some spare time with you and an intriguing artist that cannot resist beautifying and personalizing things.
Plastic bag holder made from cleaning swipes’ box
One more effective tool for storing all your plastic bags for reuse is using an empty cleaning Swopes box that you were earlier going to throw in the garbage.
Cleaning wipes box can easily store up to more than 100 plastic bags if they are folded and arranged nicely if you have a small-sized box. In case the box is more significant, you can store more than double plastic bags compared to the previously sized box.
Ensure that the box is not evaded by cockroaches, as empty boxes are the best playground for cockroaches and other insects. If they are, then clean them before storing the plastic bags into them.
A single container of medium size is enough for storing plastics for all the household needs that you can think of. But if you think one is not enough, you can make as many containers as you want.
Sometimes you need to collect some wastes and garbage from your car, and placing a medium-sized plastic bag container can be an excellent option for you to do so. Like the cardboard boxes, you can also put some designs and paintings in these boxes if the artist wants you to do so.
This DIY plastic bag holder is handy as it already comes with an opening to take out the plastics when needed. Also, by bringing your cleaning swipes’ box to this use, you do not have to spend an extra dime for the storage.
P.S.- You can also use a baby wipes box in case you have got a lot of them due to the little one’s arrival. Nothing should go to waste!
Plastic bag holder made from Coffee canisters
If you look closely around your house, you will find a gazillion that can help you with your daily tasks. Now we are in the kitchen to solve the problem of making a plastic bag holder as quickly as it can get.
The coffee canister is not at all a bad option. It is one very effective way to store your plastic bags for further uses. Plastic bags can be folded or wad like a paper and be stacked one above the other so that the maximum of these plastic mags can be stored in a medium-sized coffee canister.
A medium-sized coffee canister can easily store up to hundreds of plastics in them. If you are a kitchen person, you very well know the frequent necessity of a plastic bag that arises every hour. And if you are storing these plastic bags in the coffee canister on the kitchen shelf, you can quickly help yourself in these moments of necessity.
Plastic bags container made out of tissue box
You can also make yourself a plastic bag holder with the help of a tissue box. This DIY plastic bag container is the most facilitating way of storing plastic bags.
So, please do not throw the tissue boxes once they are empty. Try to refill these boxes with plastics. You can easily take out plastics for daily use from these tissue boxes like you used to take out tissues.
Try to arrange the plastics in the tissue box so that the mechanism works, and you can easily pull out a plastic bag from the box when required.
These boxes can store hundreds to two hundred boxes quite easily. So, this can be a handy option for your car as you can easily pluck one out while driving.
Milk bottles (5-liter bottles)
Milk bottles with capacities of 5 and 10 liters can store many plastic bags inside them (obviously once they are empty). Do not throw these plastic bottles in the garbage and add to the polluted environment. Instead, use these plastic bottles to store plastic bags.
By making a hole at the base of the bottle, you can pull the plastic out when you are in use without needing to open the bottle and struggling to take out a plastic. This, like many other DIY plastic bag holders, does not require any extra cost at all.
Plastic bag holder made out of Oatmeal container
An oatmeal container is also a very cost-effective method of storing plastics for reuse. These containers can store up to a hundred plastics in one go, and you do not need to worry about refilling them for a week.
Try to arrange the plastic bags properly so that you can pluck one out when you require it. Like the milk bottle, you can cut a hole at the bottom of the container that will help you take one plastic out of the container at a time.
An empty oatmeal container can be a filled plastic container.
Above were some DIY plastic bag holder ideas that you can implement quickly. But these are not the only tricks that would work. Remember, the primary purpose of making these containers is for storing the plastic bag. Whatever idea other than the ideas mentioned above, you think it will be a solution for you.