Even if you have made the switch to store reusable bags, you probably still have an old stash of plastic bags hidden somewhere in the pantry or in a cabinet. While you keep thinking you will recycle them, they continue to stay happily hidden waiting for a rainy day when you might need one.
There are many things you can do with these bags around the house and save money by not having to buy other items. Here are some creative ways to give these plastic bags one last chance to do something great!
- These bags are the perfect size for small kitchen or bathroom garbage can bags. Stop buying small garbage bags when old plastic grocery bags work like a charm.
- Hold grease drippings that you don’t want to keep. Place two paper towels in the bottom of the plastic bag and place a colander on top of the paper towels. Pour your ground beef into the colander and wipe the pan. Return the meat to the pan and continue with your dish. When the grease cools, tie up the bag and toss. Your grease drippings did not go down the drain and you are disposing it in a small bag.
- Keep a couple under your car seat for multiple purposes: If you don’t have an umbrella with you, the can shield your head when placed over like a bonnet; it is a quick trash bag; can hold several items or papers if your hands are full and can also come in handy for a quick dirty diaper change.
- Do you still carry a brown bag lunch? Stop buying those little brown bags and use your plastic grocery bags. After that, invest in a nice reusable lunch bag.
- Poop scoop bags are the latest fashion trend among pet owners. While these cute little bags come in fun colors and prints, they are still poop bags. Use your grocery bags and skip this canine fashion trend.
Still have an obscene amount of plastic grocery bags? Most grocery stores in Raleigh have bins at the front of the store where you can bring them back in for recycling. If you don’t see one in your store, ask the manager if this is something they would consider, then head on over to Kroger at: 2680 Timber Dr. Garner, NC 27529.
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