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5 Uses You’ve Never Thought of For Glad Trash Bags

Mar 8, 2011

Making Crafts with "Plarn" : Yarn Made out of Glad Trash Bags

It’s common knowledge that Glad Trash Bags are one of the premier garbage bags on the market. Available in a variety of sizes, densities, grades, and gauges, ToiletPaperWorld.com has the ideal trash bag to meet all your needs, ranging from kitchen use to bagging leaves or shrubs. You already know that Glad Trash Bags are the go-to product for cleaning up a variety of messes, but what are some of the uses for the ever versatile Glad Garbage Bag that you’ve never thought of? Read on.

Emergency Poncho – You’re at a football game, having a picnic with a loved one, or on a hike when unexpectedly you’re caught in a sudden rain shower. Pack an extra rolled up Glad trash can liner into your purse, picnic basket, or fanny pack (it won’t take up much room) and have an emergency poncho ready to keep you dry during even the heaviest of downpours.

Crafts– Making crafts out of plastic garbage bags has become so popular, there is even a term for “yarn” made out of plastic trash bags: plarn! Glad trash bags are the perfect material for making plarn; simply cut the bags into thin strips and the plarn is ready for use to crochet and knit with to create hats, purses, and even clothing! Plarn made from Glad garbage bags is guaranteed to be strong and sturdy, just like the trash bags themselves.

Windshield Cover – Glad liners for trash cans also make great windshield covers for snowy or frosty days or nights. Simply cut open a Glad garbage bag, tuck it into either door on your car, and hold it down with your windshield wipers and you will have a protective covering for your car’s windshield. Stop wasting your time clearing snow off your windshield or waiting for it to defrost with great covers made from Glad trash bags!

Waterproof stuffing for outdoor furniture – How many times have you had an outdoor pillow or seat cushion ruined by the rain because it has been soaked completely through? Eliminate this problem by replacing stuffing with Glad garbage bags which will repel moisture and help preserve your outdoor furniture!

Tent Floor – Use Glad trash bags as a flooring material for outdoor tents on camping trips. Keep out moisture, dirt, and insects and ensure a happy, clean camping trip by sealing out the elements and providing an extra layer of insulation.

Glad liners for trash bins are the perfect product for their traditional use, however, with a little imagination, they can be perfect for lots of other uses as well!

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25 Responses to “5 Uses You’ve Never Thought of For Glad Trash Bags”

  1. Managed Hosting - March 8th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I definitely would have never pictures my mom crocheting out of plastic bags, but it could make for an interesting rug. I have, though, used it as a poncho camping. We didn’t really check the weather before going, and those little things came in extremely handy. They’re also good for lining your truck bed without scratching it.

  2. MollyMae - March 8th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Lining your truck bed is an excellent suggestion as well! Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Rug Cleaning Santa Monica - March 9th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I like using trash bags to make tents out of them. Its cheaper than a store bought tent and keeps the rain out just as well!

  4. Bolån - March 10th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Haha, this is truly amazing both from a creative perspective but also environmental! truly innovative keep it up! :)

  5. Mike - March 14th, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Nice post. Yes we need to think more about recycling in the future..Keep it up

  6. MollyMae - March 14th, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Thanks Bolan! We try our best to create blogs that are both informative and entertaining!

  7. MollyMae - March 14th, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Thanks for the comment, Mike! We try to think of every possible use our products can have!

  8. Rug Cleaning Santa Monica - March 16th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    LOVE this article. You never realize what you can make out of the simplest things, huh? Yarn? Cool! I like to use trash bags on my brother as I cut his hair. Make a hole and POP comes his head!

  9. Jane - March 30th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    wow!amazing! you’re such an inspiration. I never thought that trash bags could be recycled into this. Craft making is a good start-up business. It would surely works!

  10. MollyMae - March 31st, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks Rug Cleaning Santa Monica! We LOVE our readers! Great idea for the hair-dressing smock!

  11. Jet Express Carpet Cleaning - April 13th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Great article! I hadn’t ever thought of doing crafts with trash bags. Thanks for posting these wonderful ideas!

  12. Rug Appraisal Los Angeles - May 6th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to make the little holder that’s shown above..but that’s a ton of bags that I’m sure I would need! The windshield cover is a great idea, but we don’t experience snow in CA. Maybe from the palm trippings!!

  13. Testosterone Replacement Los Angeles - May 24th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    These re great tips! Believe it or not, I actually used one as a Pancho one day when I had a performance outfit on and didn’t have any water resistant coat long enough to keep me fully dry. Once, my boyfriend used a Glad trash bag as a cover while he was cutting his friend’s hair. It’s good for colder weather, but horrible in the summer!

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    Great and useful tips. Thank you.

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  15. Rich - September 9th, 2011 at 6:46 am

    You could also use them to make your Dunlop bags‘ inner lining water proof. Or any bag for that matter. It would be a pretty good customisation job! :)

  16. Judy Foret - November 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Haha, those are cool alternative uses for glad trash bags! They’re creative and eco-friendly, indeed! And they are certainly very easy on the pocket!

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