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Holder for straws

by: Jo

Holder for straws
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I find myself in need of drinking straws a lot, because Mini Me has a hard time drinking out of to-go cups or restaurant glasses with a regular straw. She has to hold the cup in her lap and then stretch her little neck up just to get her mouth on top of the tall straw. A friend of ours recently saw this in action while we were in Sanibel and came to my rescue with a purse full of bendy straws. I had never thought to carry them with me before, but I vowed to pick some up the next time I went shopping.

Once I grabbed a bag of straws at the store, I couldn’t decide how I should carry them around in my purse so that they didn’t get all gross. A little bit of walking up and down the aisles led me to the perfect solution… a toothbrush holder! The bendy straws fit so perfectly into the toothbrush holder that you’d think it was made for them. I tossed one in my purse, one in my car, and one in McGeeky’s car. Now we won’t have any more spilled cups from giant straws!

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10 comments so far:

  • 1
    kristi 07/05/2011 at 5:47 pm

    Great idea. Would also be great for my reusable straws if I can find one that fits a bendy reusable.

  • 2
    Shauna 07/06/2011 at 4:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a brilliant idea! The simplest ideas are always the best. I was just looking at our container of bendy straws this morning thinking I wanted to take them camping with us – I am so going to use this idea for transporting them;) Thanks

  • 3
    Amanda 07/07/2011 at 1:14 pm

    We always went the fast route (and less stuff in the bag) by cutting of one end of the straw. You then place the cut end down & have no worries about injury on cut edges.

  • 4
    Jo 07/07/2011 at 4:08 pm

    We’ve done that a few times as well but I always seem to be without something to cut a straw! I sound so unprepared!

  • 5
    Cathy 07/22/2011 at 8:20 am

    Love this idea. My daughter has to have a straw with her everywhere. Will make a couple of these and carry with me and her too. Thank you

  • 6
    Colette 01/22/2012 at 4:27 pm

    great idea! love it!

  • 7
    faye 03/24/2012 at 6:29 pm

    We carry a paring knife in a toothbrush holder when we picnic or camp.

  • 8
    Chica 03/24/2012 at 6:48 pm

    That’s a very clever idea, faye!

  • 9
    Joyce 01/01/2013 at 8:50 am

    The much simpler solution would be to just bring a pair of scissors.

  • 10
    Jo 01/01/2013 at 9:18 pm

    Joyce, if that works for you! I travel a lot for work and would be constantly losing my scissors to the TSA though! Also, my girls love the bendy, colorful straws.

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