Hate all those plastic grocery bags laying around? I stuff mine into paper towel tubes and store them in the vehicles for emergency spills or garbage bags. Anyone with kids knows that they have needed a bag for dirty clothes at one time or another!
By Christine from Spanaway, WA
You can also tie them around your knees if you have to kneel to change a flat tire, or put over your hands like a glove to add oil.
I save them...then make a more perment bag out of them by crochet them so I have a more durable bag This I use shopping...no need to buy bags at the store..I have them always in the trunk of my car..for all needs a outing at the park..need to move items...I have had mine for so time..once you knit or crochet them they are much stronger..i have made hanging files out of them...shirley
We store ours in a milk jug. Just cut the top enough to fit your hand. Then we put them in the back seat of our car.
Try the folding trick if you are short on room in your car. they will fit in your glove compartment and not take up much room. Fold the bag in 4 length wise sand push out all the air. Start from the bottom and go to the top in a triangle fashion the way they fold a flag. It ends up taking up about a 2" square space and is flat and you can hold about 30-45 in a sandwich size baggie. Have fun with this.
Deb from Owen Sound
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By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC
What an excellent suggestion. I keep plastic bags in the glove compartment, but this would be so much better organized. Thank you. (08/08/2007)
This idea has been posted before but it's a good one to repeat. The paper towel tube is a good idea. I keep plastic grocery bags in an empty boutique tissue box. You can just pull one at a time. I sometimes shop at Aldi's where you need to bring your own bags and bag your own groceries so the tissue box is easy to take with into the store. One day tho a busy-body type but well-meaning person picked up my tissue box out of my cart and put on the belt and said "here you forgot this" and I just smiled and put it back in the cart. (08/08/2007)
I use plastic bags when traveling to contain the stink of dirty diapers in the car. Also, it is much nicer to ditch the dirty nappies in the trash can when they are all wrapped up, so others don't get hit by the stink as much! (08/08/2007)
I do the EXACT same thing...and what a blessing to be able to wrap up one of those little "stench bombs" that the baby produces, and part with it at the first available garbage can. And if it's in a baggie...why then nobody knows that you are blissfully sabotaging the air quality for a twenty foot radius! (08/08/2007)
By Gina J.
That is excellent idea. This comes in very handy when you go shopping at grocery stores which charge you extra for giving you plastic bags to bag your groceries. And less in the landfills too. (08/09/2007)
By Noor from CT
OOOH - that's a good idea!! I had been trying to come up with an idea of where to store garbage bags in my car because I get so sick of the junk, I will definitely do this! Thanks! (08/11/2007)