Friday, August 6, 2010
Yep, I keep rewashing them
(my way of drying the bags)
(my mama's way of drying the bag)
As a little girl I remember watching my mom wash grocery baggies and hang them to dry. In Belarus there is no such thing as free grocery bags. You either bring your own or pay for one at the counter in the store. The only time my mama paid for one is when the “rewashed” bags were no longer suitable for the intended use.
During the first month of our tightwad journey, I was searching for ways to save money on anything and everything. We were using Ziploc bags pretty frequently in our household to bring sandwiches for lunch, to freeze leftovers and to simple keep open packages more fresh. So we felt like the baggies were running not only through our fingers like water, but also through our budget without a blink of an eye.
Needless to say, I took my mama’s approach to saving money by rewashing and reusing Ziploc bags time and time again. The only time I throw them away if raw meat was stored in them. I am convinced that we are saving money, but I want to hear your thoughts on reusing the baggies.