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.


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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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.


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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