You know the bag your latest comforter came in? It’s definitely not something you should toss. These bags are usually very durable and have zipper access, making them the perfect storage solution for lots of things. Take a look at some great ideas from Wise Bread:

  • Extra Sheet Storage: if you don’t have much space for extra linens, consider keeping them in an empty comforter bag. You’ll be able to fit a bunch of sheets in and you can even toss in a used dryer sheet to keep them smelling fresh and clean.
  • Portable Toy Bag: use these zippered bags to easily transport toys for kids to play with when you’re on the go. That way, kids can easily see what’s in the bag and (hopefully) not dig everything out when you’re, say, in the car and want to prevent a disaster area.
  • Garden Tool Storage: you can store garden tools in these bags to protect them from the elements. And when the bag gets too dirty, you can easily just wash it out with a hose.
  • Shoe Storage: collecting your shoes in one place can be easy with a bag like this. In winter, for example, you can throw all of your flip flops in a comforter bag to store anywhere easily until it’s time to bust them out again.

Find more ideas over at Wise Bread’s 8 Ways to Reuse a Comfortable Bag.