In-Drawer Plastic Bag Holder

I started with the very classy plastic bag filled with lots of plastic bags. I then moved on to fabric bag holders. You know the type – long cylinders with drawstrings that you stuff bags in the top and pull out at the bottom. But something about them always annoyed me. They’re too squishy, they bang against the door if you hang them in the pantry. My kitchen mostly has drawers too, and they just didn’t work for me. They just weren’t neat enough (yes, the engineer in me is just a little obsessed with order and neatness).

Then I found an old wooden tissue box cover that I wasn’t using, and a light bulb turned on. So I present to you my neat and tidy in-drawer plastic bag holder:

Tissue box cover as Plastic Bag Holder1

It’s also a drawer divider, stopping my paper towel from rolling away – double tidy duties, even better.

Tissue box cover as Plastic Bag Holder

I have no idea why it is painted a bright blue. I can’t remember where I was originally using it. I probably should pretty it up a bit, but it’s not high on my priorities.

Does plastic bag messiness irritate you? (I can’t be alone in this, can I?) How do you store your plastic bags?


  1. This is great!! and your drawer looks so pretty too!! I tackled a few drawers today. I wish I had room for a bog holder in my drawers i am stuck with the squishy thing in my pantry. i do use reusable bags when i shop at target and the grocery store. So there are just a few mall shopping bags in there. it sure is full now after the holidays!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is stinking GENIUS! And I have a tissue box that I had painted already that is now empty. Doing this NOW!

  3. That’s a great idea. I might use that in the bathroom for the bin liner garbage bags. I love my tea towel bag holder behind the kitchen door. I’d be lost without it. I host a linky party every Thursday on my blog called “Thriving on Thursdays” and would love if you shared this tomorrow. (I’m in Brisbane and have been following you for a little while. Love all your ideas.)

    Anne xx

  4. Just wanted to let you know I used this idea when organizing under my sink! I made sure to link back to your blog for the idea 🙂

    If you want, you can check out how how I used it when organizing under my sink here!

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