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  1. General Chat
    Our Menards store (sort of like a a Lowe's or Home Depot) was giving away "Forever Bags" the other day. I got a box of 16 of them, and decided to try them out. They are yellow, but remind of something I saw advertised quite some time ago: Green Bags. The idea is that the bag material keeps...
  2. General Chat
    I told my mother to remind me to run to Sears to get some more vacuum cleaner bags as we were all out and she said (Depression Era mama) that what she did when she was in a pinch was to cut off the bottom, empty it and reseal it with duct tape. I tried this (as the bags I buy are cloth & not...
  3. Freebies
    Be on the lookout for future offers from Ziploc® and other great brands from SC Johnson. Thank you for registering for a chance to receive one 15-count box of gallon size Ziploc® Brand Freezer Gallon Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal. The first 2,500 eligible registrants will receive one box of...
  4. Green Living
    I've been contemplating giving fabric bread bags and/or sandwich wrappers a try for a while now. I did some further research tonight and found a couple patterns I liked, so I got those ready. I thought I'd ask if anyone has used these and how they've worked out before I jumped in with both...
  5. Frugal Canadians
    Please complete this form to get your free garbage bags! Its a coupon for a free package! GLAD Canada ? Glad Bag Giveaway Confirmation Getting free Glad® garbage bags doesn't get any easier. Simply complete this form and we'll mail you a coupon that you can use the next time you go shopping.
  6. Stockpiling
    Today i found some brown rice in 1 lb bags... it is in a heavy plastic sealed bag....if i put these in the freezer how long will they last in the freezer and how long after i take them out once opened in a bag.... Today i went shopping and never realized that i didn't pay attention to...
  7. Question and Answer
    I am about to give up the paper route I have. (will probably regret it later, but the 3 am wake up is killing me) And I have a box FULL of the plastic bags the papers go in. Not the smaller skinnier daily bags, but the 9" wide sunday bags and I am trying to find a use for them so they don't go...
  8. Green Living
    If you like using reusable bags but really stink at making them (like I do) Dollar General has them for CHEAP...only $1 for 2 bags. They are decent sized. Not as big as the (free) Earthbound ones but I was able to fit two full sized loaves of bread, two pkgs hot dog buns, and two pkgs english...
  9. Green Living
    Mods, if there is a better place for this, please move... For a long time now, Safeway grocery store has given a .05 credit for each reusable bag you brought with you. So each trip we would save about a quarter by taking our own bags and not using paper or plastic - and at that, bag boy...
  10. Hobbies
    I have several store-brand reusable bags. While I love the idea and have gotten much use out of them, they don't seem to hold up like a canvas bag would. I now have several that have rips and tears right in the fabric. I'd really like ideas on how to recycle/repurpose those store brand...
  11. Freebies
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  12. Just Tips
    or any type of zip enclosure bags. Seems we're always talking about reusing them, let's share ways we do other than for food (for example no piping icing, making meat loaf, kneading dough, shake n bake type stuff)). I thought of this as I was looking through the forums and saw a sensory craft...
  13. Freebies
    https://secure.foodsaver.com/freegift.aspx Hurry! Offer ends May 31, 2009 or while supplies last. You should receive your free Freeze 'N Steam™ bags within the next 4-6 weeks. You will have to confirm email.
  14. Green Living
    Just curious, how many bags of garbage (what size) do you put out a week? DH and I are wondering if we're abnormal or typical. We're an empty nest couple and we put out one Superstore grocery bag of garbage a week. I thought it was more than that, but DH claims not. As he takes out the...
  15. Green Living
    I am pretty good at recycling and I am a big believer in reduce, reuse, recycle. I came across this site recently and it made me more aware to look for the numbers 2 and 4 on plastic packaging. http://plasticbagrecycling.org/01.0/ Mary
  16. Frugal Canadians
    The one that I go to is, as of April 22nd, not offering any more plastic bags. You either need to bring a reusable cloth bag, reusable heavy duty plastic bag (that they were selling for a while) or the bins that they sell for less than $5 a piece. We have three of the purple bins and a bunch of...
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    You will have to check and see if this is a nationwide thing or not but our store has red reusable cloth bags like the grocery stores sell for $1.50 and every time you bring it back and use it you get 10%off of your items (excluding furniture) They even took 10%off of everything on the initial...
  18. Question and Answer
    My DH wants to know if anybody has tried these, and if so, how they worked. We're looking to expand our stockpile space and thought they might be a good idea for storing sweaters and winter linens. From the look of them in the ads, they really compress stuff.
  19. Question and Answer
    My son turns 5 next Friday. We aren't having a B-Day party but he does go to pre-k. So I was thinking of him taking goodie bags to hand out next Thursday (he goes Tue-Wed-Thur afternoons). Suggestions? Pencils? Stickers? Erasers?
  20. General Chat
    Okay, so I've tried using one of those see-thru knit bags for my produce... but I've gotten really dirty comments or been asked not to use them. My store provides plastic see-thru bags for produce to be placed in. I try not to use these if at all possible... but end up soaking/rinsing/cleaning...
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