ecologically chic: recycle plastic bags and packing paper for use with your handbags

Part of the appeal when shopping for a handbag is it looks all pretty and filled out on the shelf-it’s a part of the marketing to make that bag look damn good so you want to take it home. I dislike smushed corners, and dents that come with purses being too crowded together. 

To combat that, I recycle plastic shopping bags and most of the packing materials from shipped packages for use as stuffing while storing my handbags. Another good source of packing materials is from shoe boxes!

It’s easy to start.

  • Take a sturdy large upright paper bag
  • Set it in a convenient place proper to wherever you store your handbags
  • As you have plastic, paper, etc., come into your home, simply toss it in the bag. If you are recycling plastic bags from the grocery, just make sure nothing has leaked onto or soiled your plastic bags before storing them
  • The stuffing is ready whenever you are

If you are lucky enough to have shelf space to store your handbags upright, once a bag has been stuffed, and it is time to bring it into use, let the recycled material serve as a placeholder until it returns and simply restuff  it into your bag once you are ready to store the handbag again.

Also, moderately priced bags and higher usually come with a fabric purse protection bag. If you don’t care to use them for your purses, save them for use as travel bags for your shoes. You can throw the fabric purse protection bags into the same bag you store your recycled purse stuffing in, or store them in your luggage for future use.

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