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I remember visiting my Granny's house and seeing plastic zip type storage bags all lined up in her dish drainer. She came from a different time where things weren't disposable as they are today. Even disposable plastic bags got reused in her home.
This grossed me out. I will admit that I could be considered borderline germ-phobic and the thought of storing my leftovers in a wrinkly, cloudy looking and possibly greasy bag that had been sitting on a dish drainer with all of those germs having a party in that warm wet environment., just sent my mind into a spin.
I've been the total consumer. I've used them once and used them thoughtlessly in situations where it might have been more efficient to use a plastic container instead, but I was too lazy to get one out. I had already decided that I would try to reuse them when we go cruising…
I've chickened out. Bruce and I have opted to use small plastic containers in place of mass numbers of baggies. I've become the Baggie Nazi! Sure we will still take a bunch with us because sometimes, only a bag will do… but it really hasn't been too difficult once our minds were set. We seem to roll through a small number of containers as long as we are rolling through our leftovers. And with a fridge as small as ours, that is pretty much a necessity.
So, we will be doing our small part to economize and to keep a little bit of plastic out of the landfills. I'm amazed to see all of the small ways this change in lifestyle has changed ME!