Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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

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November 20, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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By shirley c (Guest Post)
March 24, 20080 found this helpful

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 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

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June 2, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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By Deb from Owen sound, Ontario (Guest Post)
September 13, 20080 found this helpful

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.
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September 13, 20080 found this helpful

" Try storing plastic bags, as well as papet towels in baby wipes containers. They are easy to pull out and fit just about any where. Easy for both clean up and trash.

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November 14, 2007

Stuff some plastic grocery bags into an empty paper towel tube and store under your car seat. Use them as garbage bags for fast-food containers, coffee cups and anything else you want to throw away. Especially good if you have children!


By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC


Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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)

By Ethel Gerberick

Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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)

By Debbie Dzurilla

Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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)


By Jess

Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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 Johnston

Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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

Stow Plastic Bags In Your Car

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)


By Stacey Silva

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