There are many ways to reuse the plastic bags that cover your daily newspaper:
Keep in your diaper bag for dirty diaper disposal.
Keep in your bathroom to place used sanitary napkins inside. Drop it in, tie it up and toss in the trash. Continue reading
I used an old sweat pant leg to store used plastic grocery bags. I cut one leg off at the crotch, sewed a casing (you could glue or use iron-on webbing though), string the drawstring from the same pair of sweat pants, the elastic from the other leg, or an old shoelace through the casing and tied it off to make a loop to hang my new storage leg. The bottom already has an elastic closure. Now I can hang my leg on the back of my utility closet door and pull the bags out as I need them.
No matter how hard I try I still end up with a stash of plastic shopping bags. One of the reasons that I end up with so many is that sometimes I forget to bring my canvas bags or I buy more than my canvas bags will hold. Now I stuff several plastic grocery bags into a snack-size ziplock baggie and put one of these into each of my purses. Now I’m never caught without my own bags.
Christi Spangler’s FatBottom Bags, made from plastic grocery bags, are creative, durable and very useful. You can purchase one of her pre-made bags or follow her video instructions to make one of your own.