Are you struggling with how to keep up with all of your family’s cloth face masks?
Ready to get all of the face coverings – scattered around your house – under control? Check out this list of 13 clever face mask storage ideas to minimize the clutter around your house!
After googling face mask holders you already know the options aren’t perfect.
But with a little creativity we can all reclaim our kitchen counters, laundry rooms, backpacks and cars from the face masks that have taken over.
The upside of these new outfit accessories is that they are small, light and machine washable.
The downside is they are easy to misplace in a giant laundry pile or the bottom of a school backpack.
If you worried about your kid loosing his face mask at school check out my article 10 Face Mask Lanyards for Kids and Adults to Give Ears a Break.
The list that I’ve curated below includes storage solutions that can be repurposed when the time comes that we can put away our cloth face masks for good.
Clever Cloth Face Mask Storage Ideas
Now on to what you came here for.
Check out these clever options for minimizing cloth face mask clutter around your house!
Clean Face Mask Storage Ideas
Lets start with clean face masks.
Once you pull your family’s face masks out of the washing machine and air dry them what do you do with them?
If you are like me and my friends, your clean cloth face masks sit in a pile on the kitchen counter or in the laundry room.
Its time to clear away all this new clutter!
Collapsible Small Bins & Basket
We are all looking forward to the day we can put away our cloth face masks for good. But in the mean time its important to keep them clean so they are ready to wear.
I love the idea of small collapsible storage bins for storing face masks. These bins can easily be stored away until you need them for something else.
This bin is small collapsible and neutral soft gray. The LUFOFOX Storage Basket Rectangular Collapsible Grey Storage Bin Organizer with Handle for Clothes Storage,11.4×7.5×4 inches is around the size of an ipad taking up only minimal counter space.
A set of multiple small collapsible bins to keep each family member’s masks sorted, separate and organized is also a clever idea.
Make mornings easier with these collapsible small 5 Pcs Foldable Storage Bin Basket, Foldable Fabric Storage Receive Basket wareith Handle Cotton Linen Blend Storage Bins for Makeup, Book, Baby Toy, 8x6x5.5 inch which are a very affordable option.
If you prefer to store your clean cloth face masks under a lid, these small collapsible lidded Storage Bins Set,MEE’LIFE Pack of 2 Foldable Storage Box Cube with Lids and Handles Fabric Storage Basket Bin Organizer Collapsible Drawers Containers for Nursery,Closet,Home,Bedroom(Cream Stripes) can meet your needs.
Individual Face Mask Storage Bag Ideas
If you prefer to immediately sort clean and dry cloth face masks like you sort your family’s clean underwear, popping them into individual accessory bags is a good option for you.
Clear storage and accessory bags are great for backpacks and work bags. You easily see what’s inside.
Pack all your clean cloth face masks on Sunday night an pull a new one out each morning before work or school.
Keep a couple extra face masks in the clear bag for mid-day mask changes when you ears start to feel discomfort.
Available in multiple colors, designed and sized for travel this 3pcs/pack Sariok Clear Toiletry Bag with Zipper TSA Approved Travel Cosmetic Bag PVC Make-up Pouch Handle Straps for Women Men, Carry On Airport Airline Compliant Quart Bags 3-1-1 Kit Luggage is made for people on the go.
Pre-pack a clean face mask (or 2) for every day of the week with this colorful set, the Meetory 5 Pcs Transparent Waterproof Cosmetic Bag,PVC Clear Vinyl Zippered Makeup Pouch Vacation, Bathroom and Organizing Bag Travel Set. The bright colors will be easy to find in a school backpack.
If you are like me and take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you everywhere you go, the outside pocket on this Heavy Duty Clear Toiletry Makeup Bags Transparent Shaving Bag Water Resistant Cosmetic Bag Organizer Pouch for Travel with Zipper and Handle (Blue With Net Pocket) is a great place to keep it.
Cloth Face Mask Drawer Storage Ideas
I got a laugh out of the CDC message to keep your cloth face mask clean like your underwear.
If you are storing your cloth face masks with your underwear and socks it’s time to get that drawer organized!
Stylishly organize your face masks in a drawer with homyfort Clothes Drawer Organizer Dividers,Foldable Closet Dresser Storage Box Bins Cubes Baskets for Underwear Bras Socks Lingerie Baby Clothing, Set of 6 (Grey Lantern Printing).
Dirty Cloth Face Mask Holder Ideas
Added to weekend chores is making sure that everyone has clean face masks to wear when they leave home.
Simplify keeping up with dirty face masks and finding them in the washing machine with mesh laundry bags.
Choose the right options for family and reduce your mental clutter at laundry time.
Mesh Laundry Bags for Cloth Face Masks
Hang this mesh laundry bag on your garage or laundry room door and collect the whole family’s dirty cloth face coverings in one place.
Then toss the MySockkeeper Mesh Laundry Bag, Laundry Bag, Lingerie Bags for Laundry, Laundry Bag for delicates, Laundry Bag for Socks, Laundry Bag for Bras, Laundry Bag mesh wash Bag, Laundry Bag for Dorm, Hosiery right in to the washing machine.
Or keep a mesh bag in your laundry room and keep all the dirty face masks in it all the masks in it. A bag like the Jazba Laundry Bag Shoes Wash Bag Medium Mesh Shoes Laundry Bags for Washing Machine Laundry Dryer for Shoes Sneakers Knitted Socks Shoes keeps you from having to sort though wet laundry to find all the face mask to air dry when the wash is done.
Kids Cloth Face Mask Laundry Bags
For children, wearing a mask can be uncomfortable confusing and a little anxiety provoking.
And for some its a colorful new accessory to get to pick out each day.
Bring a little fun to your child with these kid friendly mesh small laundry bags to hold their dirty face masks.
If you have a little girl bright pink flowers are a fun girly option with the MARSTOMOON Protective Mesh Laundry Washing Bags for Delicates, Bra, Underwear, Lingerie bags.
This family friendly Set of 2 – Large Mesh Laundry Bags for Delicates – Bra Washing Bags for Laundry – Mesh Wash Bags for Washing Machine Toys Lingerie Hosiery is a child friendly option with a great alternative use.
Cloth Face Mask Drying and Storage Rack
Has air drying all of the cloth face coverings added another layer of clutter to your home? I love this Ariskey Mesh Clothes Hanging Dryer, Double-Layer Foldable Sweater Drying Basket Racks Hanging Clothes Laundry Net Mesh Basket Dryer Net for Lingerie Underwears Woollen Sweater Garments Plush (Grey).
Hang this by your dryer and everyone can grab their clean masks before they head out the door in the morning!
Popular DIY Face Mask Patterns and Tutorials
I don’t know about your household, but one of the reasons I have so much surface clutter from face masks is that my daughter never seems to have enough options to choose from.
Picking out a face mask has replaced picking out socks as her freedom of expression!
If you your family needs additional options, or a couple back-up cloth face masks to change into mid-day, check out these popular DIY cloth face mask patterns.
DIY Cloth Face Mask Patterns
At this time, the CDC encourages face coverings. These are not medical grade masks and this is not medical information.
DIY Face Mask Patterns - Filter Pocket & Adjustable Ties!
Jennifer shared this pattern after her local health care professionals put out a call for cloth face masks.
I've known Jennifer for a number of years and am always impressed with her attention to detail, design and kindness.
Easy Sew Washable Face Masks For Kids
Karin has patterns for both kids and adults.
If you'd like Karin make a mask for you or your child check out the her Etsy store. You can find a link to it on her website by clicking "Read More" below.
Many friends have bought cloth face masks from Karin's Etsy store and recommend them.
Windowed Face Mask - Free Sewing Pattern • Craft Passion
As face masks have become mandatory in many places I've often thought about people who rely on reading lips to communicate.
I have a dear friend with hearing limitations who's feeling an additional level of isolation during this time.
I was very excited when I saw this face mask pattern that incorporates vinyl or a clear plastic sheet in the mouth area.
These affordable and clever face mask storage ideas minimize the clutter around your home and are simple solutions to what we all hope is a temporary problem.
Store your clean face masks in collapsible storage bins that can be put away after the pandemic.
Or keep them in clear makeup pouches so everyone in the family can keep theirs separate.
If you are storing clean face masks in your underwear and sock drawer go ahead and get it organized.
Mesh laundry bags are great for keeping up with your family’s dirty face masks! Collect dirty face masks in one family size mesh bad or or keep them separate for easy sorting after laundering.
And if you need another mask try making your own a hop over to Etsy and order a new one from a small business owner.
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I love the clear zippered bags, as my daughter always asks for specific patterns. It would be super easy to see if they’re there at a glance!
Cori Henderson says
Yes, that’s a great reason so keep them sorted and contained!