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5 Things to Do With All Your Reusable Tote Bags

Reusable tote bags are an essential tool for any friend of the environment. Made from canvas and other creative (possibly recycled) materials, totes provide handy transport for anything from groceries to clothing. You can get reusable and/or promotional totes from just about anywhere and many green-living households have a whole cabinet of flattened totes. So, what can you do with them? We have some great ideas for putting your tote collection to good use.

1. Tote Bag Donation Kits

Making a difference in another person’s life can often be done with a handy kit — and you can pack a lot into a tote bag. Consider how you can build care packages and donation kits for at-risk populations using your overflow of tote bags. Send blankets and clothes, or totes full of toys for kids.

2. One Overnight Bag Per Family Member

It’s always a good idea to have an overnight bag ready, in case of emergency. From “hey can I spend the night” sleepovers to a surprise night in the hospital, having a change of clothes, some toiletries, and a few personal favorites in a bag can be very useful. Make one for each family member, just in case, and stow them in a hall closet.

3. Road Trip Go-Bag

A road trip go-bag should include things you want in the car if you find yourself on an unexpected adventure. Totes are a great way to pack a car, forget you packed the car, and then be grateful when you need the contents later.

4. Tote Bag Gift Baskets

Pay those fancy tote bags forward as gift bags. Stuff a tote bag with fun things like a beach kit complete with a giant towel and extra-large water bottles for the friends and family you bring on a fun weekend vacation. They’ll be sure to delight at the contents and the bag itself.

5. Weekly Activity Gear Kits

Does your family have a whirlwind of weekly activities? Sports, music lessons, spin class, and even weekend parties all need specific supplies. Make sure the cleats get back to soccer practice and books end up at book club by preparing a tote for every outside-the-house activity.

Reusable tote bags are extremely versatile, and they have many more uses than just taking up space in your cabinet or carrying groceries once a week! Find fun, useful ways to use your tote bags and pass them on to someone who could put each tote to good use. Looking for an apartment community as eco-conscious as you are? Contact us today to discuss floor plans and amenities.

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