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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

My city no longer offers plastic bags -- or paper for that matter.  We have to bring re-usable bags to every store we go to.  Honestly, I thought all cities had changed to this.  I wasn't aware that stores were still offering bags in some places.  

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

Philadelphia banned plastic bags. I figure it is just a matter of time when we would be unable to get plastic bags.

 

So I have been keeping a stash of them. 

@rockygems123 you came up with a good solution. I just happen to have a Gala apple bag (from Sam's) that is almost empty. I will use your suggestion. It should work out well.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

I put mine in an empty tissue box.  When I need one I just pull one out.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags


@BLH wrote:

I put mine in an empty tissue box.  When I need one I just pull one out.


I will have to remember that with the tissue box.  

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

 

 

When my daughter who is now 44 was in elementary school they made a plastic bag holder.  What they did was cut out a 4" square  in the front of a gal. milk jug. I keep it under the kitchen sink so all you do is shove the bags in and pull one out if you need one.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags


@BLH wrote:

I put mine in an empty tissue box.  When I need one I just pull one out.


@BLH : I use my empty tissue box to put lint in from the dryer and used fabric softener sheets. My washer and dryer are behind folding doors.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

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I can't believe people still have plastic bags.  I used to use the so called "single use" bags more than once, but they are prohibited now.  I had to buy totes for groceries.  We don't allow styrofoam either.

 

I'd like to figure out a good way to store the large totes that the grocery sells.  They take up a lot of room.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

I use reusable bags 99% of the time. The few that DH brings home are used to line small wastebaskets.

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags

Those bags are banned in Delaware and for good reason.  Having said that, there are times when I wish I had saved some when having to dispose of certain items.  

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Re: Found a storage solution for plastic grocery bags


@SouthernBee wrote:

@BLH wrote:

I put mine in an empty tissue box.  When I need one I just pull one out.


@BLH : I use my empty tissue box to put lint in from the dryer and used fabric softener sheets. My washer and dryer are behind folding doors.


@SouthernBee What a good idea! I've been using a small plastic bowl, but stuff does tend to fall out of it. The tissue box would be much better.