This Simple TikTok Hack Will Help You Better Organize Your Plastic Wraps, Storage Bags, and Foil

published Aug 23, 2022
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I try to be an organized person in life and in the kitchen. Between culling cookware I no longer need and making over my boyfriend’s junk drawer, I pride myself on being neat and tidy. But my collection of plastic wrap, foil, and zip-top bags has been a disaster for as long as I’ve been cooking. If you can relate to this situation (and I bet you can!), you’re going to want to read about this simple solution I discovered on TikTok.

Ready? Check out this video from @aspireorganizing (pro organizer Tasha Saavedra, in real life).

The video is part of a series in which Saavedra, who owns Aspire Organizing, tackles her brother’s disorganized kitchen. After whipping his corner cabinet into shape and tackling his water bottle collection, Saavedra made sense of his plastic wrap drawer. 

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My drawer full of boxes of foil and sandwich bags. Note: This is what it used to look like on its best day!

Do you have a plastic wrap drawer? To be honest, I had several stashes hidden in a number of places. What started as one drawer ballooned to three random areas in my kitchen as my collection grew. Between the foil, the freezer bags, and the reusable beeswax wrap, I had way too much stuff to keep in a single drawer or cupboard. 

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Oh, and here too.

Saavedra’s brother kept all of his in one deep drawer, which was just as inefficient — it required digging around and took up valuable real estate. So Saavedra invested in a clever product from mDesign: adhesive storage bins. She attached them to the back of cabinet doors, then stored the rolls and boxes vertically. Smart. And smart-looking!

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One of the bins with adhesive tape.

Feeling inspired, I ordered two sets of organizers but when they arrived, I realized a flaw in this plan: I already had bonus storage in my cabinets. There was no room to attach the mDesign storage bins to my cupboard doors. Thankfully, I found an even better solution.

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See? Neat and tidy!

I stuck them on the walls of my catch-all cleaning closet. My closet is located right next to my garage door in the kitchen — I use it to store cleaning supplies, my vacuum, broom, and trash bags. It had never occurred to me to make use of the blank wall space, but there was a lot of it. This was actually the perfect place for managing my plastic wrap and foil — and now I had the convenient organizers to do it. 

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A peek into my cleaning closet.

I stuck three of the four bins on the walls, being mindful to leave enough space for the tall boxes. They looked so good once they were filled with my rolls and boxes of foil, baggies, and parchment paper. And after just one day of using the new system, I realized how much more efficient the whole thing was.

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I also had one extra bin, which I attached to an inconspicuous spot in the kitchen, on the outside of a cupboard. That turned out to be the perfect place for keeping my extra dishcloths and towels. 

I’ve gotta hand it to Saavedra for the product recommendation. Now that’s an organizational strategy that’s both aspirational and attainable!

How do you organize your plastic wrap? Tell us in the comments below.