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February 20, 2011

Tote Bag Solution

Years ago I spotted a neat owl plant hanger at someone's house, but it was vintage - probably original to the house - so she couldn't tell me where to find one.  Low and behold, I find two at a yard sale the same summer.  I don't hang plants, but I use one to keep my tote bags handy.  We had one in our old apartment and finally got around to installing one in the townhouse.  If you're looking for a clever way to store tote bags, I recommend using a planter hanger because the long arm is handier than most hooks:

I like my vintage one, but a brand new one would do the trick

Good for one . . .

. . . or a bunch!

What are your clever tricks for making storage simpler?


  1. I'm afraid I don't have anything really cute like that, but the most useful repurposed items I have are a bunch of old stackable CD holders. Each one is a 3-compartment hard plastic shell about 18" x 7" (or 46cm x 18cm to you other folks) that originally held drawers. I removed the drawers and stacked rows of the things almost to the ceiling on my bedroom closet shelf, and they hold out-of-season shoes. (I guess I just outed myself as a shoe nut, huh?)

  2. Great point that the arms are longer on plant hangers - I like that approach!

  3. That's just clever...trying to figure out where to hang one!


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