Ziploc Storage idea for Guest Bedding

September 12, 2012 by  

Ziploc Has An Easy Way To Store Entire Bedding Sets

I found Ziploc totes are an easy way to store guest bedding all together in one nice neat package. I  now have five sons who live out of the house, but come back to visit often.  Since we don’t have a large home, we have air mattresses and futons they usually sleep on.  Each time they come, I have to go to several different places to get a clean pillow, sheets and blankets.

I decided I wanted to figure out a system, so that I could have them all together in one place. I was going to get clear plastic trash bags, but  I decided to try the Ziploc Extra Large Storage Totes I have seen in the stores, instead. I purchased (this is review I’m doing, I wasn’t asked to do via the Brand and the products were not given to me) several of the 22 gallon bags.  I bought one at Krogers for $5.99 on sale.  I realized they were going to work and wanted to get a few more.  I saw them later that day at Target for $7.49 or $7.99 (I forget which), but they weren’t on sale at the time. I went back to Kroger to buy a few more.  My guess is that there might also be coupons out there for them, but I didn’t have one.

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This is a more expensive option than buying clear plastic bags, but I like that they have zippers and that there is a defined shape to it.  The plastic seems pretty heavy duty… so I’m assuming they were last for awhile. (At least I hope)

I placed a pillow, twin set of sheets, blanket and a comforter in this bag.  I’m sure I could have done a little maneuvering, maybe rolling the sheets or making them all Martha Stewart like in how I folded them… to make this look a bit neater.  lol  But I was so excited it all fit!!

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My next step was to label each bag with the size of the bedding and contents.  Again… you could make a darling label for these for display, but obviously I didn’t.  Mine are going into a metal cabinet in the basement.

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The plan is to give each of the boys a bedding set when they come to visit.  They will bring up the dirty bedding to me when they get ready to leave, along with the plastic bag.  At that point I can wash the bedding and place it right back into the proper plastic bag, so they will be ready for the next time they visit.

Of course these bags can be used for many other storage needs than this, but this solved one of my storage issues and I was excited enough about them to share it with you!

Let me know how you store your bedding for guests.

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6 Responses to “Ziploc Storage idea for Guest Bedding”
  1. Sandy, I do the same thing!! But I never thought to write exactly what’s in the bag (ON the bag). Brilliant! Sometimes the smallest tweaks make the biggest difference. Thank you!

  2. Janeen says:

    May have to buy one of these soon to try out for the bedding we have here. I bet too they could be used to hold clothes that you pack in a suitcase. Then you can just take the bag out of the suitcase when you arrive and put the suitcase away so it doesn’t take up so much room.

  3. Meredith says:

    Cool idea! Would be so nice to just write on there what exactly is in there too. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Karen Medlin says:

    Love em.. I keep one for all the sleeping bags to store for the winter and one filled with all the lego’s

  5. Sandy says:

    That’s a nice idea. Lego’s… lol that’s another whole organizational story that I don’t want to touch! (yes, I’d love to separate them all by color and size, but what kid in the world would ever manage to reorganize them that way again? lol)

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