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Uses for Plastic Produce Bags


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January 12, 2017

Produce bags covering a blender and other small kitchen items.I've seen a lot of tips on reusing grocery bags. I've even contributed a couple, myself. But, what about those produce bags? I haven't seen any tips on reusing them? Here are a few ways I reuse them.

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We all have things in our kitchens we use only occasionally. After using them, we wash and dry them, and put them away. There they sit, gathering dust and a film. The next time we get them out, we see it would be best to give them a good washing before using.

I have a decanter from Czechoslovakia. I haven't put it out in years. Every time I run across it, I see it needs washing again. No more. This time, I covered it with a produce bag and closed the bag tightly. I may put it out again if I ever find the long spire stopper that goes with it. If and when I do, it won't have to be washed, first.

My blender? I never use it the winter time. When I get it out in the spring, I see it needs a thorough cleaning. Before washing, I use a paint brush to remove dust between all the push buttons. I'd rather not have to attend to these domestic chores just before having my first piña colada of the season. Now, I won't have to.

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Covering it with produce bags before putting it away, takes care of that.

And beer mugs? I have too many. I can't resist buying one, occasionally. At Dollar Tree, they're just a dollar. There are very heavy. I use them for kitchen utensils. I have all my slotted screwdrivers in one and all my Phillips screwdrivers in another. I've found a lot of uses for them and I still have extras. They collect dust and film. Not any more.

Now, all those I don't use are put into produce bags and stored on an out of the way cabinet shelf. It's not likely I'll be giving an impromptu beer party, but if I do, my mugs will be ready without washing. Well, almost ready. They'll need to be in the freezer for a while.

I have some of my mother's figurines packed away. They were first put in these bags before wrapping in newspaper. I keep a couple of oil lamps for emergencies. The glass chimneys are put in these bags. Should I need them, they'll shed their light strong and clear without washing, first.

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There must be hundreds of items not in regular use that could be covered with these bags. Care to add to the list?

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October 21, 2009

The clear fruit and veggie bags that I get at the grocery store (the ones in the fresh produce section that are on a roll) make excellent freezer bags. Because they're thin, I double them up.

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October 30, 2008

You know when you go grocery shopping and you take too many produce bags? Instead of leaving them in the cart when you are done, take them home with you.

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You can use them to store open packages of luncheon meat, to cover hard cheeses etc. instead of ziplock bags and all for free!

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October 18, 2006

I save the plastic bags that my produce comes in and use them to line a large coffee can when I am cooking.

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September 17, 2008

I find that the large plastic bags that you put your produce into at the grocery store recycle to make wonderful 'covers' for your casseroles such as Lasagna pan size or smaller for storage in the refrigerator.

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October 21, 2009

The thin, clingy plastic bags available at grocery stores for fresh fruit and vegetables are nearly indispensable at home.

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