The next time you buy sheets or shams, save the plastic bags they come in. These heavy-duty bags with zippers make excellent project bags. Some even have pockets where product descriptions were inserted.

—Gloria Galiana

Copperas Cove, Texas

Share your tips for a chance to be featured: E-mail your tips with your name, address, and daytime phone number to apqtips@meredith.com; type Tips in the subject line.

Advertisement