Chez Larsson recently wrote about how she organized her hallway bench using L.L. Bean tote bags to store Summer essentials like snorkel gear and swimsuits. She is not alone in this handy trick. I've been using the classic bags for years to store those oddly-shaped belongings that simply won't fit in a drawer or hang on a hook. I have an aunt who's probably a little too OCD about using L.L. Bean bags. She owns dozens in every size the company has ever produced and uses them to store everything from paperclips to paperwork to ski boots. Be it L.L. Bean bags or not, do you ever use tote bags (or other bags) as a storage solution?