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9 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bags

Do you have a kitchen cabinet full of plastic bags? If you’re eager to clear it out and need a way to get rid of some, here are some clever and creative ways to use them in your day-to-day lives. 

Make a flower pot.

A great way to reuse unwanted plastic bags is to create your own flowerpot. This is the ideal way to create a unique pot that no one else will have. All you need are 7-8 medium to large thin plastic bags and a large crochet hook. You can view the tutorial at

Put them in your suitcase.

Plastic bags prove themselves useful for when you’re going on vacation. Use them to protect any liquids such as perfumes or shampoo bottles in your luggage — and put your dirty shoes in them to keep them away from your clothes. For more tips like this visit Genius Holiday Hacks: for your Suitcase. 

Use them for food prep.

If your kitchen trash is far away from where you prepare food, hang a plastic bag on a drawer. This way you can slide all your peelings, chopped tops of carrots, and empty packaging into it. You can have two plastic bags hanging on each corner – one for recycling and one for general waste.

Make a rug.

Did you know you can make a rug out of your spare plastic bags? Find out more about how you can make your own rug at You can even knit your own tote bag using old plastic carriers.

Keep your pants clean.

If you love to garden then keep your knees clean by tying some old plastic bags around them. This will protect you from mud – you can tie a few around your legs, to keep your knees padded and comfy while you work.

Protect your plants.

Loosely tie a plastic bag around your plants overnight during winter to protect them from the frost. Just remember to remove the bag in the morning.

Keep them by the front door.

Protect your floors and carpet from sopping wet umbrellas by storing some plastic bags by the door for your family and guests to use. You can also keep some spare plastic bags for dirty shoes like football boots and wellies to be transported outside for cleaning.

Roll out dough.

Cut a plastic bag in half and use it as a non-stick surface for rolling out your dough. You can also make the process even easier by rolling your dough between two plastic bag sheets.

Protect outdoor valves.

Freezing temperatures? Look after your outdoor valves in the winter by taping lots of plastic bags over them.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Yours.

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