Ever wonder if there are more uses for plastic bags than you know of? Need some ideas to help you will massive collection you have under your sink? Try on some of these ideas for size! There’s so many to choose from!
I’m guessing your house is similar to ours. By that I mean, I’m sure somewhere you have a plastic bag full of other plastic bags. We use Walmart bags for SO many things. Some of them may be ghetto, but we love to re-use and recycle as much as we can! Waste not, want not, right?
50 Uses for Plastic Bags
- Bathroom Trash Bags
- Food Storage
Have leftovers to put away? Just slip a plastic bag over the pot or pan. Works great!
- Replacement for Ziploc Baggies
- Cat Litter Clumps
After scooping the cat box, put the clumps in a plastic bag and tie it off so it doesn’t stink up your trash can.
- Turn them into a Kite
- Purse Liners
If you want to protect your purse from something sticky, just line it with a plastic bag first.
- Hair Dye Protector
Hair dye can get everywhere if you’re doing an at-home dye job. Protect your home and clothing by tying your hair in a plastic bag.
- Shipping Cushion
No peanuts, no problem.
- Travel Bags
Stick leaky bottles like shampoo or body wash in a Walmart bag and tie them upright for dry travel.
This stuff is used to make amazing things! Top of my list are homeless sleeping mats!
- Laundry Room Trash Bags
- Walmart Bag Storage
Seriously…store these things in themselves.
- Safety Gloves
If you don’t have gloves, you can pick up icky things with a Walmart bag over your hand.
- Disposable Bags
- Electrical Protector
If you’re temporarily outdoors, you can tie plugs and surge protectors in plastic bags for water protection.
- Keep Socks Dry
This is especially handy in the winter. Layer socks, then plastic bag, then shoes, to keep everything dry.
- Wet Clothing Bag
When traveling we always bring Walmart bags to keep our wet clothing separate from other clothing.
- Saran Wrap Alternative
This is a great way to store cut fruit or vegetables.
- Keep Liquid Soap from Leaking During Travel
Cut small squares to screw under the lids of liquid soap to keep them from leaking during travel. This is one of our most used uses for plastic bags.
- Turn them into a Flower
- Dirty Diaper Bags
No one wants to smell those.
- Keep Art Projects Wet
If you have an art project that needs to stay wet, like clay or paintbrushes, put them in a plastic bag until later use.
- Car Trash Bag
- Turn them into a Jump Rope
- Shoe Travel Bag
Protect the rest of your clothes from dirty shoes.
- Waterproof Seat Protector
After swimming or other wt activities, put a plastic bag on your car seat or kid’s seats to keep the seats dry.
- Leave-In Hair Treatment Protector
If you’re using a hot oil treatment or hair mask, tie your hair up in a plastic bag to protect it while the treatment does its job.
- Plastic Bag Printmaking
- Shoe Protectors
We used to use Walmart bags all the time to keep our shoes dry or clean when walking to and from the house in muddy conditions. Worked great!
- Keep a Cast Dry
When you shower or bathe, wrap your cast in a plastic bag first!
- Wrap Fragile Glassware
Who needs paper wrapping when you can just use plastic bags just as easily?
- Protect Plants from Frost
When you have a frost on the way, but can’t bring the plants in, tie a plastic bag around them before going to bed and it should protect them from overnight frost.
- Attic Storage
Keep seasonal items free from dust while storing them.
- Turn them into Beads
- Kid’s Art Apron
Cut slits for the head and arms, and use it to protect clothing during art projects! This is one of my favorite items on our list of 50 uses for plastic bags.
- Turn them into a Hammock
- Crinkle Toy Filler
Make cute crinkle toys by filling the toy with pieces of the plastic from the Walmart bags.
- Turn them into a Basket
- Doggie Poop Bags
If your dog poops while on a walk in the city or at a park, pick it up with a Walmart bag. Saves you from buying doggie poop bags!
- Turn them into a Wreath
- Lunch Bag
My husband used to take his lunch to work every day in a Walmart sack.
- Turn them into Pom Poms
- Clean Your Shower Head
Fill the bag with Vinegar and Baking Soda and tie it around your shower head overnight.
- Turn them into a Coin Purse
- Keep Fireworks Dry
Most firework stands give you paper bags, which absorb moisture. Stick the fireworks in a plastic bag until you’re ready for use.
- Make a Jellyfish in a Bottle
- Make Marble Nail Art
- Paint Tray Liner
If you’re planning on painting a room anytime soon, line your paint tray with a plastic bag before putting the paint in so you can reuse the tray over and over again.
- Make a Rain Coat
- Make a Dress-Up Tutu
That’s our list of 50 uses for plastic bags! Do you have any to add to the list or 50 uses for plastic bags that we didn’t include? Share them in the comments! Don’t throw those bags away anymore, re-use them!