FYI I thought I would put other stuff in them that I need to store, but the fact of the matter is I keep things to a minimum so I don't have anything that needs to be stored: ie: winter clothes, extra blankets etc.
So I need some really creative ideas. They can be storage ideas, but of what? I just can't think of anything I can store in them. All other ideas welcome as well.
Or if anyone wants them I'd be happy to pack them in a box and send them your way!!
DS got one with his comforter for christmas and put his train tracks in it --his idea.
I do have a couple, empty, sitting on my top shelf bedroom closet. I'm not sure what I'm saving them for but definitely couldn't throw them out, yk?
If anything, can you recycle them?
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They are also good for kids toys that come with lot's of little pieces. Leggo or little people and such.
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I like PPs' ideas for the beach, or travel cubes, or for dirty diapers. That last idea is going to come in handy for me very soon!
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Others I use for keeping yarn, active knitting projects, or fiber for spinning. It keeps the cats and younger children out of them.
They always seem to get snatched up on FreeCycle around here, too, so you might just be able to pass them along to someone else who has a use for them.
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I also thought it was brilliant to use one as a diaper webag since I've never had a wetbag and somehow just made do without. So one small one when in the diaper bag!
I have a couple of more that I'm going to continue to hang on too. I'm sure they be usefull sometime. Thanks for all the suggestions!
I also keep outgrown clothes in one, and when it's full, it'll go to Goodwill.
toiletries while traveling
off-season shoes, coats and sweaters
legos, other tiny toys
the cases for DVDs & CD's (which are all in a more space-saving binder)
I store the cloth diapers I'm not currently using in one, once again labeled with how many and what sizes. I also store unused blankets, yarn, fabric, individual sewing projects (complete with pattern, thread and other notions in individual bags). Shoes that I don't often wear get stored in individual bags as do winter boots in the summer and summer shoes in the winter.
They are also good for sleeping bags because sleeping bags shouldn't be stored compressed but I find they take up too much space on hangers in the closet. But a duvet sized zippered bag is just right to maintain the loft in the sleeping bags.
I also use them for horse blankets, the kids assortment of stuffed animals, extra pillows, off-season clothes and mitts hats and scarves...
I keep all our clothes that are rag-worthy in another, re-used tissue paper is in one, re-used gift bags are stored flat in another.
The uses are endless!
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Other than that, typical storage ideas like extra blankets, clothes, etc.
Or if you can't come up with anything you can always Freecycle or Craigslist them, I'm sure someone could use them.
I've used mine as mail 'containers' for things i need to send USPS, (fold the zipper end over and tape it shut w/ clear packing tape) and also as 'gift bags' by wrapping the gifts in colorful tissue paper and placing it in the see-through bag.
Also, storing baby socks and other small clothes in the smaller bags for things i want to pass on or keep for future child etc - i like the picture pockets to put my own paper labels in to tell me what is inside - though those pockets make a great place to put cards in too...
I would suggest NOT to use them for day to day storage of kid's toys. Okay to use if the toys are going in them and into a closet or something where you will rotate toys out. I don't think it's safe to use to store toys that the kids have access to. I wouldn't want my kids to think they were a play thing that possibley could get over their heads... my kids are 5 and 6, not tiny infants that could get tangled up in them... so maybe I'm too overprotective, but still not worth the risk.