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Using Reusable Shopping Bags

August 31, 2015

This week, at a garage sale, I paid $1 for a large, sturdy beach bag, which I took home, laundered, and dried, in the sun. Now, it holds all my other re-usable shopping bags, and it, itself, is the largest, sturdiest shopping bag of all.

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Next time I'm at my local thrift store, I'll look for more bags that can be used as shopping carry-alls.

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
January 25, 2021

I had a vinyl cover for my food processor. It cracked and fell apart with age. I used a recyclable cloth shopping bag to cover it. I put the design side next to a wall, and tucked the handles in. I am pleased with the results.

A reusable white shopping bag over a kitchen appliance.

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March 2, 2017

Now in California, they have banned plastic bags. If you would like to purchase a plastic bag, it'll be 10 cents, or you bring your own bag.

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Instead of bringing a bunch of bags, I sometimes bring this durable bag from Ikea that I bought for a buck!

A large shopping bag full of mail packages.

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February 14, 2011

This is a health tip for those who live frugally or green. Make sure you wash your cloth grocery bags on a regular basis, in warm water with detergent.

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February 26, 2010

I received some pretty big reusable bags, but found when filled with groceries, they were too heavy to lift and carry to put in my car. They're very sturdy though, so I didn't want to get rid of them.

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August 21, 2014

Finding yourself inside the store at the checkout counter before you realize you have forgotten your shopping bags in the car, can be frustrating. This is a page about remembering your reusable shopping bags.

black shopping bag filled with fruit, veggies, and loaves of bread

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