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Reusies: Re-use Reduce Recycle!

November 13, 2009

Review: Reusies Fabric Sandwich Baggy
Price: $8.75 (save 10% when you buy 3)
Size: 7.5″x6″
Exactly what it looks like! A fabric reusable sandwich bag. Can you say a green baggy?
(I mean orange… )
PhotobucketAha Factor: I stopped using any sort of throw away plastic in my kids’ lunch bags 2 years ago. But the bulky hard plastic sandwich containers take up a lot of room, leaving no space for the carrots and apples and such… I love that these fit in more spaces. And the AHA! part is that you can use the sandwich size Reusie for only a half a PB&J, it folds down over the whole thing and wraps to the extra piece of velcro on the back! (Bonus for my 5yrold.)

Plus you can throw the baggy in the dishwasher or clothes washer to clean after use. I know it seems like a fabric baggy would let the sandwich dry out.. but so far no complaints from the munchkins!

goodncrazy blue dots

PhotobucketThumbs Down Thoughts: From a seamstress perspective, these are pretty basic in design, should be easy to make your own? But from a mom of three, keeping up with everything perspective, how nice to have a few of these on hand as gifts to give??

PhotobucketYGWYPF: (yougetwhatyoupayfor) I’d have to go with feeling like these are a bit expensive. I’m wondering if they could bundle 3 or 6 up for a bit of a discount on the current pricing? I think I would be more likely to pay $12 for 3 or 4? What do you think?

PhotobucketReUsies™ are a re-usable alternative to sandwich/snack bags, each one has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags. ReUsies™ are 100% cotton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with Velcro® closures. -from website
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April 16, 2009

Earth Day is next week
(Wednesday in fact!)

How do you Green your Planet?

  • I grow tomatoes! (This year in pots on my deck, but still that counts right?)
  • I really want to use reusable shopping bags but always forget? Someone help me find a way to remember? Maybe if I attach them to my belt buckle?
  • I was a composting fool. But in my new house.. no yard, very sad about that.
  • We keep filling up the old water bottles, filter the water, works for us!
  • I yell at the hubby when he ‘forgets’ to put the recycle-able things into the recycle bin!
  • I buy locally grown fruit and veggies. You won’t see me buying raspberries in January.
  • I moved to a tiny town, and my automobile gas use? Cut down more than half! (I totally whine when I have to drive a whole 5 miles to Wal-Mart!)

Speaking of Wal-Mart… I am participating in their Earth Month! I even made a couple Vlogs about some great green products.. and I soooo hate my voice!

I think my favorite new items are the new Clorox Green Works cleaners. Oh my gosh these smell sooo good! Real essential oils! They are plant based biodegradable cleaners. I found these on sale and to be similar in cost to other brandname cleaners.

And since I already wash my clothes in cold water, and I already use Tide, trying out Tide for Cold Water? Awesome.. LOVE that. Less natural gas use! Overall this Tide is more expensive per load, but if you save on the gas bill, maybe it comes out closer and you were being green?

Here’s the video.. but I’m warning you. Do NOT make fun of my voice, I swear!!

And how to talk about toilet paper? I guess you don’t. You just post a picture of some of your close friends, who are ‘testing’ it out! Is it soft considering it’s recycled paper TP? Yes. It is!I would buy White Cloud!

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