I haven’t awarded a Storage Star in quite some time so I’m excited today to give this one away to Niki, the Minimalist Mommy (update: sorry her blog is no longer up and running). A couple of weeks ago Niki posted about the stack of canvas bags she scored at a yard sale for $2.00! As a lover of tote bags myself, I can totally understand the excitement in that find. I wouldn’t have been able to resist either! I was curious as to how she was going to use them.
The first idea she came up with was to use them to help her organize her son’s preschool homework, one for each day of the week. I love how she used iron letters to label them too, so impressive! Take a look:
Then she decided to use one of them for a library bag, another great use, but what I love most about her library bag is that she took it even a step further. Have you ever gone to the library only to realize you didn’t have your card? To alleviate that problem Niki punched a hole in the corner of her library card so she could keep it attached it to her library bag with a carabiner clip at all times. Now she never has to worry about whether or not she has her card on her. It’s there. So smart!
I also love carabiner clips. Some of you might remember that I use them so I never have to worry about losing my keys again!
Organizing Bags also help keep you organized.