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7 Creative Uses for Dry Cleaning Bags

Do you have dry cleaning bags lying around? Here are some creative uses for those bags.

Earth Day falls on Wednesday, April 22 this year. Rather than celebrate the Earth for just one day, try practicing these super-simple tips to help keep plastic from piling up at the city of Scottsdale landfill.

Indeed, as one of the few dry cleaners in the state to offer biodegradable poly bags or the option of no poly bags, Prestige Cleaner’s goal is to help keep plastic from piling up at local Scottsdale-area landfills.

For our valued customers, Prestige Values Program includes reusable garment bags as a reward for our customers who want to protect the environment. We also have our customers covered by offering biodegradable poly bags or the option of no poly bags. For those opting to use our environmentally friendly poly bags, they can be reused in a variety of ways after using them to bring home your dry cleaning.

Try these 7 creative ways to reuse your dry cleaning bags (hint, these tips can also be used with any plastic bag):

  • In the winter, tie plastic bags over cold-sensitive plants to prevent against frost
  • Use a bag as a mitt to spread polish, furniture wax, or silver cleaner, then buff to a shiny finish using a soft, dry cloth.
  • Seal a paint can by slipping a plastic bag over the paint can lid when you’re done painting so that dirt or flakes of dried paint on the lid’s underside won’t drop into the paint.
  • Keep your jeans clean the next time you garden by tying plastic bags around your knees like kneepads to protect your pants while you’re gardening
  • Stuff an old pillowcase tightly with plastic bags, sew the open end closed, and then your pet can use it as a comfortable bed
  • While making sure not to cover the drainage hole, crumple bags to fill the bottom of a large pot that’s too deep for your plant, allowing you to cut down on the amount of potting soil needed, while also making the planter less weighty
  • Use a plastic bag as a shoe protector by tying bags over your shoes to help keep you from tracking dirt and mud into the house


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