13. Save Energy – Instead of sand, you can stuff a draft dodger with plastic bags.
14. Donate Them – Places like libraries and food banks often need bags.
15. Protect Plants from Frost – Protect your plants from a freeze by wrapping them securely in a plastic bag overnight and removing the bag in the morning.
16. In Your Suitcase – When you’re packing for a trip, stash your shoes in a plastic bag, so they don’t dirty up your clothing.
17. Shipping – If you’re mailing something fragile, wrap it in plastic bags instead of new bubble wrap.
18. Gardening – Tie a couple of plastic bags around your knees to add some padding while you’re working in the garden.
If worst comes to worst, you can also recycle those old plastic bags, instead of sending them to the landfill. Stores like Publix, Target, and Lowe’s will often take plastic bags for recycling. Make sure you call the store before you show up with a haul, though, since that policy can vary from town to town.
I bet that there are other ways to reuse those plastic bags. Let’s keep the ideas going in the comments!
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