Masks are the new bobby pins: they’re all over your car, purse, and house when you don’t need them, and mysteriously disappear when you do need them. C’mon, I can’t be the only one who has frantically dug under the seats of my car to find a mask so I could get groceries (*cough* wine), right? That’s why I love the genius hack TikToker @prettylittlediy shared to store masks in a safe and sanitary way during COVID.
After being gifted a “teeny tiny mask holder” that “was sh*t,” this pro DIYer ordered a baby-wipes dispenser to use instead! The OXO Tot On-the-Go Wipes Dispenser ($9) on Amazon, holds “a ton of disposable masks,” according to @prettylittlediy. You can also get the bigger OXO Tot Perfect Pull Wipes ($20) to hold even more masks — maybe keep this one in the trunk of your car and the other in your purse? Once the masks are in place, you can simply pop the plastic top and pull out one at a time. This will also work with reusable cloth masks.
As a mom of two toddlers, let me just say this is genius! Seriously, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. I’m always a little worried about the sanitary conditions of my mask that’s been hanging out with half-eaten chicken nuggets and slime in the back seat of my car, and this is an easy way to keep them clean and accessible whenever I need them. Now, I never have to put off a Target run again!