Here are five extraordinary ways you can reuse paper bags around the home and garden
Five ways to use paper bags around the home. Image: iStock
Paper bags are very to handy to have around the home. While they are standardly use to carry food, they have other incredible uses.
Here are five extraordinary ways you can use paper bags.
1. Dry herbs
Wash and thoroughly dry several bunches of herbs and place them upside down in a paper bag. Tie the bag at the stems, punch in a few holes and put it in a warm, dry place for two weeks. Grind the herbs, then store.
2. Boost compost
A great addition to any compost heap, brown paper bags contain less ink and pigment than newspaper, and attract more worms. First shred and wet the bags, then mix into the compost well so they don’t dry out and blow away.
3. Prepare vegetables
Rip open one or two paper bags and spread them over your benchtop when peeling vegetables, shelling peas, or doing any other messy job. When you’re done, simply fold the paper and throw it all into the compost.
4. Catch dust
Remove dust from a mop by placing a paper bag over the head, then use string or a rubber band to stop it slipping. Shake and gently bump the mop so the dust falls into the bag, let the dust settle, then take off the bag.
5. Spray stuff
You don’t have to make a mess when spray-painting small items. Just place what you’re painting inside a large paper bag and it will contain the excess spray. Once the item has dried, remove it and throw the bag away.