Reusable bags are definitely one of those categories that almost every home has umpteen too many. and since we’re on the subject, here are some tips we circulated last year at our resuable bag drive, Bags for Bneato.
1. For starters, take inventory. Once you have all the bags in front of you, it’s easy to let some go and keep your faves. You can donate the extras or give to a friend in need.
2. Now that you have whittled down the excess, try and stick to your new bag number limit. For instance, the next time someone offers you a reusable bag at an event–just say no.
3. And follow the one in, one out rule. If you find yourself admiring a reusable bag and want to purchase it, then you’ll have to make a decision and donate one from your current collection.
4. Next you’ll have to decide where to store the bags so you’ll actually remember to use them. We like theChico Bag because it folds up to fit in your purse (and they have a carabiner to attach to your keychain).
5. Another option is storing the bags close to your shopping list, that way, when you’re jotting down what you need from the store, you’ll remember to bring your reusable bag.
6. Keep a few in the car and if you need prompting, put a sticky note on the dash-board that says, “take reusable bags into store.”
7. Hooks in the entryway are a great place to keep and display your reusable bags and remember, once you’ve unpacked your groceries, return the bags to their home (whether it be the entryway, the front door knob or the car).
8. And reusable bags aren’t limited to carrying groceries. Use them for your take-out food, trips to Target and the mall!
Day 9 is courtesy of Lauren up in Napa. Her friend’s closet definitely got an overhaul and i’m glad they sent this pic to show us their progress!