Today’s Thrifty Tip is to re-use your plastic grocery shopping bags!!
First off I will say I like to use my re-usable grocery shopping bags when I remember (remember is the key word there…). But often I forget so I come home with bunches of these plastic grocery bags. To be thrifty, I often use these little plastic bags for all kinds of odd jobs. Here are my favorite ways to use them.
:: I line all my little garbage cans through-out the house.
:: My husband will often take his lunch in a plastic bag.
:: You can use it for car trash bags.
:: Cat Box Liners
:: Use them to separate items in your luggage…for example you may not want your shoes touching your clothes etc.
:: I have my kids collect doggie-doo with plastic bags –make sure there are no holes though!
:: Take some camping, or to the beach/pool for bringing home wet bathing suits or sea shells.
:: Crumple the plastic bags for packing material when mailing items.
:: Store seasonal wreath’s in plastic bags.
:: Use them as plastic gloves..like when you need to mix ground meat and seasonings up or other messy stuff you dont want to get all over you.
:: Use them when you are painting…by storing your wet brush in them while you wait for coats to dry.
:: Of course you could just bring them back to the store to recycle them or use them again too!