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« on: March 18, 2010 09:54:43 PM »

I have about a half dozen reusable grocery bags that I got as freebies from the local grocery store.  They're the $1 bags they sell by the register that are kind of soft like fabric but wash up like plastic.  Think the Wal-Mart black bags but in green.  I've been using them for shopping but I know as soon as I wash the fabric it's going to pill and fuzz all over.  I was going to make new bags with the plastic bottoms but what to do with the old bags? My default is to donate them to Goodwill but I was hoping for a better option.

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 07:39:47 AM »

Gosh, I have so many of these too. And I never use them because I take my backpack everywhere.

Maybe cut them up and make funny stuffed animals out of them? Cut them into strips and make one of those rag rugs out of them? Actually... I like that idea. Make a rug out of them.

Hm, what else, what else...

Their soft enough that I bet you could cut them up and use them as a dust rag.

Uhhhh... I dunno.  Huh

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010 12:43:22 PM »

Ya know I just use them to organize stuff. If I am working on a craft project, or several, I store them in the reusable bags. I also keep different household projects I'm working on together in these bags.

« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010 03:33:23 PM »

Well, they are plastic, thats why they wash up so terribly, but I like the dust rag idea.  I found some awesome bags at TJ MaXX for 99 cents that are huge, pretty, and very nice quality, so I wont be using any of my bags like those anymore either...I wonder if they would work as swiffer mop pads!?!?!  Mabe not wet mopping but dry dusting?! hmmm....
Idle Hands
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010 06:18:07 PM »

I'm leaning towards using them to keep my sewing projects organized.  I've been using the store bags up to this point but if I get the replacement bags made up pretty quick then I won't have the store bags either. 

What would you get if you crossed a goat and a sheep?
An animal that eats tin cans and gives back steel wool.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010 11:04:56 PM »

depending on sizes, you could use them to store boots or shoes so they don't get scuffed.
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