Thursday, May 9, 2013

TNO's Tips & Tricks 16 - Stash your baggies!

Being eco-friendly isn't an all or nothing thing.

Even in the most eco-friendly families, there are places where things just have to give.  In our case, it sometimes it tends to be plastic bags from the grocery store.  No matter how many times I try to remember to put our reusable bags into the car, between both babies, our list, the diaper bag, and ourselves, we don't always quite make that goal.

So, we end up taking home our groceries sometimes in plastic bags.

Thankfully, we're able to recycle them into multiple other uses, one of which is to use them as trash bags in our bathroom trash cans.  It makes me feel a bit better that instead of buying bags, we're getting the bags for free, using them to carry groceries home, and then using them a second time for our trash.

But baggies are messy, take up a ton of space, and it's difficult to estimate just how many you have accrued just by looking at your overwhelming stash.  Which leads me to #16:

We use a pretty simple, easy, and free trick at our home to keep those baggies organized.  And, it definitely doesn't involve going out and buying one of those bag organizers.  Because, I for sure don't need to buy another bag to keep the bags I have under control.

Simple as the picture above - take an old tissue box, and recycle that back into a baggie holder.  It's free, it's really easy, and it keeps your bags under control.  After the box of bags is full, you know that you probably have plenty for trash bags, bags for dog walks, or any other use you can think of for your baggies.

So maybe then you can start remembering your reusable bags.  ;)

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