My Organizing Obsession: Clear plastic bags

my organizing obsession clear plastic bags



In the past few weeks, garage organizing has been in full swing! Beautiful Spring weather is the best time to organize outside. As we organized, my clients and I have come to love clear plastic bags. If it’s small or big, clear plastic bags make it easy to organize.  There are several options I want to share with you.


Clear is always a good option for storage.

  • You can see what’s inside. Most of us are visual and out of sight is out of mind.
  • It’s easy to know what you have and how to use it because of clear storage.
  • It’s easy to group items together that are used together.
  • You can label the outside of the bag too.



clear plastic bags


plastic bag organizing


Clear plastic bags are a great alternative for organizing.  These extra large garbage bags can be used for all types of storage.  It’s especially helpful for light weight, but big items.  You can wrap floral arrangements, sleeping bags, holiday decorations and more with these bags. It’s an extra layer of protection for your items. Use these instead of black plastic garbage bags.


ziploc giant bags


organizing toys in ziplock

Ziploc big bags are a storage option for all sorts of items.  As shown here, it’s great for athletic items, holiday storage, out of season clothes storage, and shoe storage. These bags are heavier than the clear plastic bags and more durable. It’s easy to store items under a bed, in the back of a closet, in a garage or in the attic.


Thanks to Ziploc, there a zillion uses for small clear bags. Ziploc has ideas for spring cleaning and organizing, as well as ways to organize all around your home.  You can organize your purse, organize your junk drawer, organize your crafts and organize your office supplies. There’s so much you can do with ziplocs of all sizes that every home should have a large supply!



6 replies
  1. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    I love clear plastic bags, but they are hard to find. I am DELIGHTED to see that photo of Kirkland clear bags. I’m not sure I ever looked at Costco. Going to add that to my list right now!

  2. Kathy Vines
    Kathy Vines says:

    Back when I was more heavily into my quilting hobby, I would gather similarly colored fabric scraps together, and put them in a ziploc bag. Then I had cascading skirt hangers in my closet, with a ziploc bag clipped to each of the skirt clips on a hanger. Organized in Rainbow order, of course! It was a great way to see and corral my collection, but make it instantly usable when I wanted to access just a small amount.

  3. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    @Seana – it’s been an amazing product for my clients to use in all sorts of spaces, carrying items and storing them.

  4. Fran
    Fran says:

    I recently got the idea to place items in clear plastic bags in my suitcase. I also had to search to find them. I found them at Walmart–13 gallon size. I can see which pair of shoes, etc. is in each bag easily instead of digging and looking through ten bags to find the desired one. If the bag is too big I just twister seal the desired size and then cut off the extra. I wish they made a size about half of the 13 gallon size.

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