At last, the birthday party is over leaving behind happy memories and choicest gifts. Now you are left with the sweet nostalgia and the heavy pile of gift bags. The gifts are well-appreciated but what about these paper gift bags? Don’t they deserve some appreciation? It seems such a crime to waste these beautiful glittery gift bag by crumpling them and throwing them into the trash can.
Why not reuse them instead? how? Let us take a look.
Ways to reuse paper gift bags
1. Newspaper or Magazine holder
Everyone wants to have the first look at the newspaper. But who wants to stack them? Make your job of stacking up the day’s easier by reusing a paper bag. Turn a medium-sized paper bag into a newspaper or magazine holder. The day’s paper and journals can be neatly stowed into this paper bag which can be hung elegantly at a convenient corner. With this paper-gift-bag-turned-magazine -holder, there is no more need to search for the day’s paper or to worry about journals being scattered about.
Label the bags as “today’s paper” and “old papers” and organize your reading dailies in a jiffy.
2. Lunch covers
Office goers normally use a trendy lunch bag to carry their midday meals. But this bag often comes home smelly and stained due to food spillage. Avoid this messy matter by packing your lunch in a paper bag and then placing it in your lunch bag. The Paper bag will prevent your lunch spillage from staining your lunch bag and it can be disposed off without any guilt. Reuse paper bags as Tiffin or lunch covers to avoid messy lunch bag and enjoy fresh lunches.
3. First aid kits
No one has the time to go buy a first aid kit. assemble a first aid kit at home by collecting a cotton-roll, some bandages, an antiseptic lotion, an anti-bacterial cream etc. Place these in a bag and mark it with a bright red cross. your first aid kit is ready.
4. Stationery bag
Every house must have a stationary bag. Yes, when the time comes, one cannot turn the house upside down for scissors, staple pins or scotch tape. Collect all office stationery supplies like pins, stapler, paper cutter, scissors, markers, scotch tape, glue, ruler, etc. and place them in a gift bag marked “stationery”.
5. Medicine bag
Every household has elders and young kids who fall sick often. Place their regular medicines in printed bags labelled with their name for their easy access. You can even pin their prescription on top of the bag to enable them to read their daily dosage.
6. Lingerie organizer
Organize your lingerie drawer by reusing paper bags. Pack socks in one gift bag, handkerchiefs in the next, ties n the third and so on. Label them neatly to help you grab one within a second. No more rummaging the drawers for a handkerchief or a tie. It is all there- neatly arranged in reused paper gift bags.
7. Travel organizer
Want to travel light yet stay organized? Here come paper bags to the rescue. Pack your travel items using printed bags. Keep toiletries like toothpaste, soap, shaving cream and brush etc in a paper bag. They stay safe inside and do not spoil the clothes even if they spill over. Keep a couple of spare paper gift bags of large size. They can hold your used linen and prevent them from getting mixed with the fresh clothes. sale on michael kors bags