This post is written by Rubbermaid employee Pam Scovill
I get bags everywhere I go…sometimes for free at 5K runs and sometimes I purchase them (a girl can never have enough bags?!). I’m sure this “bag issue” pertains to a lot of folks out there. Most of us don’t even know where half of these bags came from; they just seem to appear from thin air. In the past, every time I got a new bag… I would throw it on top of the ever growing pile. The issue arises when it’s time to find a bag to use, which can be on a daily/weekly basis. I get frustrated and overwhelmed, so I just grab whatever is on top. Some bags have been buried on the bottom and have gathered dust for years. Before I decided to organize the pile, I couldn’t even tell you what bags were in the pile.
I was excited to receive 2 medium Rubbermaid All Access Organizers because they would fit perfectly into my closet. The day I got the All Access Organizers, I was so excited and ran home to tackle the mound of bags that awaited me in my closet. As I took out each bag, I was astounded to find that there were 42 bags in total. Ridiculous! I first sorted them into small backpacks, medium shoulder bags, and large bags. I threw out 3 bags that were 10+ years old and in bad shape and decided to donate 2 bags to Goodwill. Then, I folded and put the remaining small backpacks into one All Access Organizer and put the medium shoulder bags into the other organizer. I had 3 leftover large bags that I put in a different location because they were too large for these All Access Organizers but need to be easy to grab.
As you can see from the before and after pictures, this was a huge success!! Originally, I was hesitant to use a regular storage container because of the frequency I grab bags (almost every day because I always grab one when I head to the gym). But, the fact that the All Access Organizers door in the front, is extremely helpful for organizing and accessing my bags. I have been using these All Access Organizers for a week now and they have made my closet more organized and ultimately a less scary place. Does anyone else have a bag hoarding problem too? Or are there other things in your closet that these All Access Organizers would help you organize? Would love some tips as I try to continue to clean up my closets.