Monday, 18 April 2016

5 Ways To Reuse Bread Bags

Have you been known to throw out those bread bags and not given them much thought ?  I was guilty of doing this for many years. Then one day I had a light bulb moment.  Surely there must be a way to repurpose them to reduce my cling wrap and freezer bag use.  After all,  they are a perfectly good plastic bag.  Here are five ways to reuse your bread bags and save a little money -

*  Use them to line your bathroom bins.  If your kitchen bin is small enough use them there too.

*  Keep a few bags in your car glove box.  They make great rubbish bags and sick bags, 

*  Use a bread bag when scooping out the kitty litter.  Tie a knot in the top of the bag then deposit it in the bin.  By doing this you won't have a yucky smell leaking out.

*  When storing food in the freezer,  use a bread bag as a double layer against freezer burn.  I use cling wrap or a freezer bag to wrap the food then a bread bag as the outer layer.

*   Use instead of cling wrap to cover a bowl in the fridge.  If the bowl is small enough just slip it inside the bag and fold the excess plastic underneath.  If you need to cover a large bowl,  cut the bottom of the bag off.  Then cut the bag length ways to get a wider piece of plastic.  Cover your bowl and secure with a large rubber band.


Drying the bags out
Bin liners.

NOTE -  When you've finished eating the loaf of bread,  make sure you turn the bags inside out,  brush the crumbs off and dry for a couple of hours.  This will avoid mould growing in the bags

11 comments:

  1. Dear Wendy, what a great post. I currently throw my bread bags out , not any more!. I can use them to put the used bird seed in when I feed my budgies in the mornings and when the bag is half full empty it into the bin or throw the whole bread bag out. I could also use the bags as you suggest in the freezer, to cover a bowl and there are probably more uses for them. Thank you Wendy . Love Barb W.

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  2. Free bags! I use mine mainly for dog food and homemade bread crumbs as they are stronger than bought ones.

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  3. Wendy, this is a great way to do some repurposing! I'll be sharing this post on my Working Pantry facebook group!

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  4. I use mine as nappy bags for dirty nappies LoL... Or just plain rubbish bags

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  5. None of my bins are the right size for them, but I use them to bag up anything I don't want messing up my kitchen bin, since I don't have a liner in that. So things like chicken bones, scrapings from pans etc, go into the bread bags in the freezer till bin night.

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  6. Hi Wendy,

    Great post.
    I don't buy bread so If I get bread bags given to me I use them as many times as I can.

    -I used to cover plants and seedlings
    -When travelling, I put my shoes in them (only small shoes)
    -When DS did swimming lessons, the bags are great for putting in wet bathers or wet googles as these bags are very strong.
    -I cover my umbrella in one as I have lost the little cover for it and I kept this in the car.

    Blessings, xxx
    Maureen

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  7. Fantastic post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Excellent ideas, I've done most of these. Also using these for travel to slip shoes into. keeps the dirty shoe soles from touching other clothing.

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  9. Great ideas...thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great ideas Wendy! This can also work to some degree for the smaller corn tortilla bags for those of us who don't buy bread! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  11. So clever Wendy, as always. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Will you join us again? Mimi xxx

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