No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Carryall Apron

Introduction

Instead of lugging cleaning supplies in a bucket, stash them in the pockets of an old kitchen apron customized for the job. To create storage compartments, turn up the bottom 12 to 18 inches of a long apron. Determine pocket widths by using the size of your cleaning supplies as guides. Stitch vertically using a sewing machine.

Steps

  1. Step 1

Source
Martha Stewart Living, January 2003

Reviews (25)

  • 17 Jan, 2010

    I use a carpenter's apron...more pockets and sturdy. Plus I tie a trash bag on a loop so I can dump wastecans as I go through the house. As my husband says, looks a little wierd but it works!

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    god this is stupid. i tried it just for the fun of it and the pocket ripped. i sewed it back up and filled the pockets with everything again, then the sting at the top snapped. i think i'll just use a wagon.

  • 8 Oct, 2008

    Lots of little glitches in the emails and on this site lately. Very un-Martha.

  • 7 Oct, 2008

    the cord storage is the organizing tip of the day...check there :)

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Yo, cords! Where is yah??

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Confused? Baffled? It's a simple error, get over it! It's no wonder your cords are a mess!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    After you use up your paper towel, use the cardboard tube to store the cords in.

    I didn't see the cord storage story wither, but this is what i use.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    kind of baffled here. I do believe they have made a mistake.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    kind of baffled here. I do believe they have made a mistake.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I don't see how to store the cords.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I store my household electric cords of under 12 ft in Paper towel tubes .
    not on them . I'll gather them up like rope and slide it in to the tube and mark the outside with the lenght..This works great with cords for holiday lights

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Here's a link for tidy cords:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/tidy-cords?autonomy_kw=Storing Cords

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Exactly -- how do you store the cords?

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Maybe, just maybe....the cords are in the bottom of the apron!!!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Maybe, just maybe....the cords are in the bottom of the apron!!!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Maybe, just maybe....the cords are in the bottom of the apron!!!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I was hopeful about the cords hint, too... but I can tell you that I save old toilet paper cardboard rolls and then fold the cords into them, labeling the roll, i.e., "6 ft extension", "cord for blender", "electric skillet cord" etc. It keeps them tangle free and easy to find the right one.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Yes, I am confused too!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Apron I don't need, but how do I store my cords???????????

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    Good tip for light cleaning supplies. Why did my Organizing Tip of The Day email have "Storing Cords" in the subject line when it was about making this apron?

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I like the bucket better too. My cleaning supplies are too heavy for an apron but perhaps I could just put surface dusting supplies in it for quick touch ups around the house.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    if you are smart you can use the apron for so many things not only to carry the cleaning supplies!!!!

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I'd rather carry the bucket than have all those heavy bottles of cleaning solutions hanging off of me.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I don't know about this one...I'd be poking myself and smacking into things and losing the contents as I move around, reaching, bending cleaning etc. Good for some things though. Still like the bucket better.

  • 6 Oct, 2008

    I've found the solution for carting around those extra vacuum cleaner attachments!