We don’t have much dry cleaning. My husband wears jeans or athletic shorts to work every day, and my usual uniform consists of yoga pants or leggings or, if I’m feeling fancy, jeans. I’m very grateful for this as dry cleaning is expensive, and the spooky chemicals involved can’t be good for anyone. Dry cleaning is pretty bad for the environment, so I’m happy our casual lifestyle means we can pretty much avoid it.
However, we do occasionally have to drop a few things off at the dry cleaner, and when I pick them up I’m always feeling so bummed about the large plastic bags draped over the freshly pressed clothes. Because the dry cleaner is located in our building, I usually just remove the plastic bags and ask the lady behind the counter to reuse them; the clothes will be fine on the short indoor walk back to our apartment. But occasionally the bags make it back with us. They can be recycled at our grocery store, but it can be hard to remember them.
I thought there had to be a good way to re-use these pesky plastic bags. Sure enough, they work wonderfully as a trash can liner for our bedrooms and bathrooms. A simple knot on one end is strong enough to hold errant tissues, used q-tips and dryer lint. I don’t have to buy trash bags, and I’m reusing something that might otherwise end up in the trash. Its a win!
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