Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags
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When I have zipper bags that I can't reuse for food (had raw meat in it, too greasy to get clean, etc) I stick them in my freezer, up front. When I need to throw away meat scraps or anything smelly or that will spoil, I put it in one of those bags and then back into the freezer until trash day.
I find the zipper bags are much more effective at confining odors than bread bags or grocery sacks, which almost always have tiny (or not-so-tiny) holes in them. But I do use the grocery sacks for wastebasket liners. And the bread bags? I use them when I bake my own bread or rolls (which I TRY to do more often than I buy them!)
I do the same here, too. Add to what's already been said with using them as doggie cleanup bags; I'll also use them to double-bag poultry bones, and other non-canine-friendly food scraps (like onions, garlic, over-ripe grapes that need to be discarded) when I can't immediately take out the after-dinner trash.
I do the same thing with any plastic bags I get. And I don't have any pets. But I use them for coffee grinds (when I am not putting them into the garden). Also, when I have chicken and take off the skin or any thing that may have an odor, that goes into a plastic bag or the zippered bags after they have been used for something else. I also use the plastic bags from the stores as garbage pail liners. Even bread bags get used for disposing of garbage. I haven't bought any garbage bag liners in years.
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