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More Uses for Your IKEA Reusable Shopping Bag

Updated on June 5, 2013
A new way to transport your laundry- an IKEA shopping bag.
A new way to transport your laundry- an IKEA shopping bag. | Source

IKEA Shopping Bags- More than just for toting your goods from the store

When shopping at IKEA I had a dilemma. I had too many items in my hands to carry back to the car without buying a reusable shopping bag, but I didn't really know what I would use the gargantuan bag after toting things back to my car while shopping at IKEA. But then I started to see all the benefits of the large bag.

Laundry Basket

The open bag stands up great when placed in front of my dryer and has large handles for transporting the load to the folding area. Not only is the bag large enough to fit everything, but it folds up small enough to store almost anywhere, unlike the bulky plastic laundry bins, which are difficult to store. I'm in love with this new way to transport bulky items!

Instead of bringing a plastic bag for dirty laundry on trips, tuck the big blue bag in your luggage and store soiled clothes there instead.

Warehouse Shopping

Normal reusable shopping bags aren't large enough for warehouse stores, but the flexible and large IKEA shopping bag can easily accommodate larger than normal packages of your favorite foods. Have a 30-count box of danishes? NO Problem, the IKEA Bag totes that — and more— easily from your car to the pantry.

Hide Presents

The roomy size of the bag, along with the dark blue plastic make it easy to conceal packages that you don't want seen by young eyes. Not only does the large size of the bag make transporting the package easier, but it allows the package to be better concealed than a traditional flimsy plastic bag.

Big Beach Tote

Normal bags can't handle all the fluffy (and bulky) supplies you'll need for a proper beach getaway, but the blue IKEA reusable shopping bag sure can. Plus you don't have to worry about getting the bag dirty from sand or from spilled sunscreen either, the sturdy plastic can handle just about anything!

Do you have any unorthodox uses for your IKEA shopping bags?

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    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Great idea. I've had several of those, too. They're great for toting your laundry, and they're great when it's time to move, too, because they're so sturdy.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Might be workable. I've never owned one so far,