Reusing Your Plastic Bags

We want to be as environmentally friendly as possible, don’t we? We care for our planet and want to have as little negative impact on it as we can. We can all do little things each day that will help us to do that. One of the things we can do is to reuse our plastic bags.

Here are a few tips and tricks on reusing plastic bags.


Ways We Can Reuse Our Plastic Bags


Clean Hands

Use plastic bags as a pair of gloves to keep your hands clean when you have to perform a messy task like taking out the rubbish or cleaning out the shower drain! You could even use them as washing-up gloves.

Make Your Shower Sparkle

Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it over your shower head with a rubber band. If you let that soak for a few hours, the vinegar will cut through soap residue and other deposits on the shower head. Remove the bag and see how shiny your shower head is!

Down The Drain

If you don’t have anything to cover the bathroom plunger, you can use a plastic bag, secured with a rubber band, to keep the dirt and germs contained.

Rubbish Bin

Used grocery bags make great liners for small rubbish bins. You can even put a few layers of bags in at once that way when you remove one, another is already in place. Make your bins easy to empty – use a plastic bag.

Ship Shape

Storing shoes or handbags in a full closet can cause them to lose shape. By stuffing some plastic bags into them before you store them, they will keep their shape and won’t bend or dent making them look like new the next time you want to wear them.

Car Trash

Your car can quickly become a dumping ground of empty wrappers, old soda cans, tissue, and more. Keep a plastic bag in your car for trash. You can attach it to the back of the headrest making it convenient to use. Finally, a tidy car!

Feeling a Bit Green

Some people can feel a bit nauseous while traveling in a car. Some get really sick! If you have a passenger that might not feel so well during a journey, keep a plastic bag handy for possible “barf” emergencies.


If you live in a cold area where you might get ice or snow falling overnight, a plastic bag can be used to cover side mirrors and wipers to protect them and keep them functional for you the next time you use the car.

Wash Them Out

No matter what you choose to use your plastic bags for, it’s always a good idea to give them a wash first.

Simply submerge them in hot soapy water, swish them around, and then let them soak for a while.

Rinse off the soap and hang them outside to air dry. Remember to turn them inside out when one side is dry so that both the inside and outside of the bag are properly dry.

However, if you have bags that have been used to hold raw meat, it’s probably better to throw those away – better safe than sorry.