Simple Green: 10 New Uses for Plastic Bags

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We try our very best to take reusable bags to the grocery store every time we go. And we've gotten pretty good at it. We rarely forget. But sometimes we end up with a few plastic bags. We stick them under the kitchen sink in case we need them for something later.

If you have a similar collection of plastic bags, Real Simple has some ideas about what you can do with them.

We do boring things with ours—like line trash cans or pack lunches. But Real Simple suggests that you use your extra bags for things like protecting your cookbooks, or protecting your knees from grass stains and grime when you're gardening.

Check out all 10 uses for plastic bags and let us know which ones you like. The makeshift rain hat idea made us laugh a little, we can't lie.

Image: Kana Okada