We get them all of the time: grocery stores, convenience stores, bake sales, crawfish places. Whether you bought 1 item or 100, you're going to get a plastic shopping bag. My dad used to make the joke "Oh, save the bag, save a plastic tree." Don't worry, they still gave him one regardless. My parents have 3 of those cloth plastic grocery bag holders full of them. What else can you do with them?

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Lunch Bag - No need to buy a fancy Yeti. Throw in some zip lock bags of ice and you instantly have a lunch bag for work. It's light, convenient, just hope that your coworkers didn't carry their custom Market Basket lunch bag to work as well.

Rain Covering - You just got your hair done and you certainly don't want to melt. Slap that bad boy over your new do and get to walking, an added feature is if you turn it the right way, you have a built in chin strap in case of high winds!

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Merry Forgotten Christmas or Happy Oops Birthday - That one friend you halfway like, let's call him Mike, just invited you to go eat Mexican food for their birthday, sure you want the Margaritas, but you can't show up empty handed. There's no time to wrap that cheap iTunes gift card, is there? Sure there is, wrap that Walgreen's bag on itself and watch their eyes light up as they unveil their $5 gift card to iTunes. For added inflection, lift your Margarita glass in the air to toast to your most generous gift.

Take Some to Go - Your Grandma cooked, there are a ton of left overs, you don't want to be rude do you? Shes got 19 Tupperware dishes full of juice, meat, rice, and potato salad. You don't want to carry that one by one to the car. Reach behind her kitchen door, hear the rustling, and break out the high quality left over carrying bags. For added security, tie the little straps together in that little half knot we were born to know how to tie.

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Slumber Party Time - We all know we are too lazy to break out some luggage to pack. You're just going for the weekend. Grab some bags and pack up your clothes, not only will they keep your under-roos dry, you can make the return trip with the suddenly re-named "dirty clothes bags".

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The list could go on and on, but you get the idea. Embrace the usefulness of that little annoying bag that rips when you look at it wrong. It has so many uses.

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