Before, I had a plastic box with plastic bags exploding from it. Sometimes the bags broke. We haven't had bugs or mice, but I'm sure they would have been in heaven if they had discovered this shelf.
Now, I have a nice, tidy pantry shelf with clearly labeled jars. No more plastic bags. I have invested in additional jars, and I am saving other containers (the huge cottage cheese containers are just right to hold a two-pound bag of brown or powdered sugar).
Everything is clearly labeled and easy to find. Now I know what I have and how much. Now I can use up odds and ends that need to go.
No more bags.