Pantyhose Onion Storage

by Merissa on April 9, 2012

in Simple Living

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Ok so I'm not a fan of nylons. They are too tight and make my legs look like they have a tan when my arms are white as snow. Not such a pretty sight. I do like tights in the winter for a little extra warmth but the tights I buy tend to have a little more to them than your average nylons.

So what to do with those pantyhose.... Here's a thought:

Pantyhose = Onion Storage

Slip onions into the tights and tie a knot on the top of each onion as you add them to the nylon. Each time you need to use an onion just take the scissors and snip off the onion on the bottom!

Have you ever used this little onion storage trick? How do you store onions?

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1 Louisa April 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

It sounds like a great tip, but I use way too many onions and too few pantyhose for this to work out for me.


2 shan April 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Yes, I used this tip. It worked well other than I waited too long and had too much light so a few of my stored onions started trying to grow again (green shoots). But keeping the onions from touching each other, they stayed good for a very long time in my cellar-like basement. 🙂


3 Debbie Stone Perry April 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

works well have done it before. they last forever!!


4 Patti Keil April 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I have found this is the ONLY way to keep my onions from spoiling! Been doing this for several years now. It works…FOR SURE!


5 Holly Stone Gaspar April 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I did and it works great. Just wish it was that easy to store squash and potatos.


6 Linda February 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I don’t have a basement or cellar, so what is the best way to store onions? And potatoes?


7 Merissa February 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Any cool, dark area will work. A pantry, a spare closet, ect.


8 Tee March 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

So, when storing onions in nylons or tights, do you hang them up somewhere?


9 Merissa March 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Yes, I hung them inside my entryway closet in my old house and in the farmhouse I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in the basement.


10 Marilyn Allen March 31, 2014 at 7:54 am

Hi. I store my onions using the nylon net “scrubbie” things that are made to use instead of a washcloth. Snip the string that hold it together and whalla, you have a long, long, mighty long tube. It is a bit flimsy so you have to be careful when inserting your onions, but it is cheaper than nylons. I cut the net in manageable lengths first. :o)


11 Robyn May 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

Always check for nylons at the dollar store and buy the biggest size they have. You’ll get more room for storing them. Of course, you can ask friends that regularly wear them to save their used ones for you. As long as the runners aren’t huge, they should still work just fine. You’re only going to use the legs anyway and you can always give them a quick rinse in the sink and let them air dry before storing onions.


12 Nadera Brathwaite July 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

cool tip must try this!


13 Nadine October 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

I use Nylons for holding up everything in the garden too. They are better than string, as they are strong and flexible. I have a sister in law that works in a fancy law office. I am thinking to trade the office 3 bouquets of flowers next year if the ladies will give me all their old nylons. What do you think? Will that be way too weird to ask? Where we live, in Victoria, BC Canada, most people are interested in supporting local organic farming. But old nylons are a bit personal!


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