Tips for Tuesday
Do you feel like your house is being overrun by plastic grocery bags? You are not alone!
Here are some helpful hints to keep those plastic bags under control.
Grasping the handles with one hand and the bottom of the bag with the other, stretch the bag between your hands, flattening as you go.
Begin wrapping the bag around the hand holding the bottom.
Continue until you reach the tip of the handles.
Push the handles under the wrapped bag, directing it along your palm toward your fingers.
Your bag will be "knotted," taking up less space yet easy to open when you need it.
While you can buy special holders for plastic bags, I'm all about recycling and repurposing. I take a cube style tissue box and fill it with the "knotted" bags. Since the bags are in abundance and readily available, I only keep one box full and recycle the rest.
Beside the obvious use of carrying things in them, I use them to line my small trash cans rather than purchasing trash bags.
How do you use your plastic bags?
The best way to keep plastic bags under control is to avoid them in the first place. Most stores have reusable grocery bags available for about $1 each (though sometimes you can even get them for FREE!) I've had the same bags for years and they've held up fine.
Since I don't always remember to grab them on my way out of the house, I keep them in my car. (I keep my coupon binder in the car too, so I'm prepared for those spur-of-the-moment stops.)
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