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5 More Things To Do with Plastic Bags

You’ve probably got a drawer full of them, so put those extra plastic bags to work with these practical and easy ideas.

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 1. Replace a Mixing Bowl

1. Replace a Mixing Bowl

If you’re cooking for a crowd and are short on mixing bowls, try using a plastic bag instead. Place all the dry ingredients to be mixed in the bag, gather it up and gently shake. If the ingredients are wet, use your hands to mix.

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2. Line a Cracked Flower Vase

2. Line a Cracked Flower Vase

Grandmother’s beautiful flower vase is a sight to behold when it’s filled with posies. The problem is the vase leaks from a large crack that runs its length. Line the vase with a plastic bag before you fill it with water and add the bouquet, giving fresh life to a treasured heirloom.

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3. Protect Hands when Cleaning Toilet

3. Protect Hands when Cleaning Toilet

When cleaning your toilets with a long-handled brush or a shorter tool, first wrap your hand in a used plastic bag. You’ll be able to do the appropriate scrubbing without your hand getting dirty in the process.

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4. Treat Chapped Hands

4. Treat Chapped Hands

If your hands are cracked and scaly, try this solution. Rub a thick layer of petroleum jelly on your hands. Place them in a plastic bag. The jelly and your body’s warmth will help make your hands supple in about 15 minutes.

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5. Make an Instant Poncho

5. Make an Instant Poncho

Leave a large garbage bag in your car. The next time it rains unexpectedly, cut some arm slits and one for your head. Slip on your impromptu poncho and keep dry.

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