This next idea is quite popular, and quite a few readers have submitted their photos showing me how they do it. It's to use an old tissue box to store the bags.
The photo above is from a reader, Stephanie, who says: "I fold then before I put then in so they come out neatly!"
It is surprising how many of these bags will fit into such a small box, but look at these before and after photos from a reader, Consuelo, who did this. Look how many fit!
Consuelo says: "I wrap a bag around my fingers and tuck the end in. Each ball is then placed into an empty tissue box."
Here's a couple more pictures from additional readers. The left hand picture is from Elizabeth who said, "We do the tissue box too." The right hand photo is from Hilary, who explained, "an old Kleenex box works great too, and I have one stored in my car as well so I have garbage bags when needed."
The final idea that a couple of readers suggested was to use a washed out plastic milk jug.
The photo above is from a reader, Amanda, who says: "I put my used shopping bags in my old washed out milk jug. When it's full you can work on a new jug to put upstairs in a linen closet for bathrooms or bedrooms."
Similarly, the photo to the right is from Sheila, who does something quite similar.
Both ladies cut a hole in the jug so that they can both insert and then pull out the bags as needed.
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I hope you enjoyed these ideas for homemade and DIY plastic grocery bag holders.