I have forever been the butt of several jokes from my kids. They think I am over doing the frugal thing because I save Ziplock type bags.
If you have ever tried this, it’s not the easiest thing to do. In the past I have tried to wash them and then tried to dry them by draping them over a glass. I’ll admit, it wasn’t the most successful idea but that’s what I did. It often left my kitchen counter with a couple glasses with baggies draped over them sitting on the counter for a couple days. They just didn’t dry the best.
Then the move to the new house. At first I was on survival mode after the move and didn’t bother with saving bags. Now I am finally finding a little more time and settling back into my old ways. I started saving plastic bags again.
As I was hanging the baggie over a glass I happen to be facing the sewing room. The drying rack was out and I had my plastic coated baby bids on there drying when I though hmm….what if I hang the bags on the rack?
It’s perfect. They typically dry overnight now. The laundry room is attached to the kitchen so it’s no big deal to hang and retrieve them. The best part…no glasses sitting on the counter all the time!!
I love the old fashion wall drying rack. I use it all the time. It’s not huge so I can’t get a whole big load hung out on it but I use it for towels and rugs all the time. I bought it down in Amish country near Hazelton.
Best of all the kids can’t razz me quite so bad about saving the plastic bags now. They dry so quickly I have them put away before they even notice!
Anyone else save or reuse something that drives your kids crazy?? I’d love to hear about it.