If you’re environmentally conscious and like to buy oranges, avocados, and onions–listen up! We’ve found a genius hack to repurpose those mesh bags your favorite produce comes in.
While we try to avoid plastic as much as possible, sometimes it’s unavoidable. So, if you have no other option, reusing the plastic is at least one more step away from the landfill. From reusing wine corks to unexpected household uses for Vaseline, we love a good DIY project! And this one is easy, cheap, and will even save you some money!
How To Reuse That Mesh Produce Bag
Using the mesh bags as a DIY scrubber couldn’t be simpler. According to Apartment Therapy, the mesh bags are just as good as any pot scrubber you would buy at the store. “Just clip the edges off [of] the bag, bunch it together so it looks like a bow-tie, and secure it with a twist tie.”
Other options for those with more advanced DIY skills include the use of dental floss. “You can also weave thread or dental floss through the mesh bag and tie it at the ends. Or, if you happen to have a few of the bags on hand (say, after a Costco haul) roll three of them like donuts, knot another outside bag, stuff it with the others, then knot the other end.”
Use the scrubbers to clean pots, pans, bathroom tile, or planters. The finer mesh packaging could even be used in planters as a mesh draining system to protect from root rot.
Other Great Uses For Mesh Bags
Honestly, the bags can be used for many things, because, they are bags. We’re also loving these DIY bird feeders. You can put large sunflower seeds or suet into the bags and then hang them in your backyard with string. You’ll likely become the most popular yard on the block for birds of all kinds. Chickadees, nuthatches, and cardinals will definitely be stopping by your suet feeder in the wintertime.
Mesh bags can also be used as an organizer for bath toys. You know, the toys that sit in the bathtub after your kid’s nightly bath? Get your kid involved in the cleaning process by having them pick up their toys and put them in the mesh bag after bathtime. Then, just hook them up in your shower and the toys will dry as they hang.
Whichever option you choose, just make sure to save those mesh produce bags after your next trip to the grocery store.
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