You know that sometimes, no matter how hard you try to remember them, you forget your bags when you head to the grocery store. We all do it, so don’t feel bad! I have always asked for paper bags when do forget so I can use them at home to hold our paper recycling, but now I have started using them for another purpose – shipping unbreakables through the USPS. Normally, everyone goes out to their favorite store and buys envelopes for $2-$4 each, but why bother if you are just shipping a book or something like that? I just wrap the book up in the paper, put some tape on it, write the addresses on the “front” and take it to the post office. Voila, free shipping supplies!
While I do not advocate replacing your reusable bags with paper bags on each grocery trip, if you do ship a lot of unbreakables through the mail keep this in mind next time you go to buy a padded envelope. You might already have something you can use right at home!