Storage bags are a MUST for every household. They are great for the kitchen, living room, bedroom, closet, bathroom, and all kinds of other in-house spaces.
They not only look good, but provide us with an excellent solution to organize our stuff, find the objects we need quickly and easily, and improve the appearance of our storage places. And the reusable ones can last for years!
There are endless types of reusable storage bags on the market in terms of material, color, design, features, sizes, and more. And we, as consumers, can easily become overwhelmed by the choice we have.
So this article will help you to choose the best reusable storage bag! There are 4 characteristics, which to look at while buying (or planning to buy) such bags: Design, features, size, and material.
Let’s take a look!
In order to motivate yourself to really use the bag you buy, it is essential to like its appearance! Often people buy products which they don’t like and eventually dump because they are not motivated to use them.
When choosing a storage bag, take a look at the colors, prints, and shapes that suit your style best (or the style of your home). Match them with other gadgets, devices, furniture, decoration, or accessories. Find something that you absolutely love!
This way you will not only use the bag itself more but will enjoy its presence in your house, without perceiving it as a piece of furniture that needs to stay in the basement because it’s old-fashioned or with basic appearance.
Depending on the purpose of the storage bag you buy, you should always look at its features.
For example, if you want to store foods or beverages, you definitely need a lid or another efficient closing mechanism to block the access of external microorganisms, bacteria, and fungus. Or if you desire to organize several different objects or goods into one bag, you need a proper division system, such as pockets, and built-in organizers.
Another feature to keep in mind is the odor. If the goods you store emit odors, search for a bag that is odor-proof. It will save you lots of unpleasant moments.
How about the temperature? It’s important to keep in mind the temperature resistance of the storage bags. If they are placed in too hot (e.g., in the dishwasher) or too cold (e.g., in the freezer) place, the bags may experience changes that will deform them or even break them.
Another point of view: Washability! If your storage bags are dirty or worn out, you may want to freshen them up a little by washing them. So look for containers that can handle the washing process without experiencing any damage.
Depending on the storage space you have available, you can choose the best bags that are not only practical but also space-wise.
If you are looking for storing items in the basement, closet, or another spacious room, it’s best to choose large bags that will fit big amounts of goods in one unit. This way, you wouldn’t waste money on excessive bags, as well as time and effort for efficient organization.
On the other hand, if you plan to put the storage bags in your purse, fridge, freezer, cupboard, or another small-spaced area, choose small bags (in this case, it’s better to buy more than 1). This way, you will be able to bring your fruit, sandwich, or snack in your purse without any worries that the food will make a mess and that you don’t have space for anything else.
Material is crucial when it comes to reusability. Using a bag made from durable material is essential because this way, you will be able to use it in the long term without experiencing any issues with it. Such materials are silicone, recyclable or biodegradable plastic, and textile.
Here is one thing to keep in mind is the toxicity of the material. You can easily check that on the label of the storage bags (Non-toxic sign). For example, some reusable bags made from plastic may be indicated to be BPA-Free. This chemical prolongs the life of plastic goods, making them more durable, but at the same time releases toxins that have a negative impact on the health of our nervous system and brain. For that reason, BPA-free reusable storage bags are a preferred option.
Finding an efficient, useful, durable, and pretty storage bag is key in order to motivate you to use it often and without problems. This will help you to become more environmentally and economically sustainable, as you will decrease your usage for disposable bags (that will end up in the landfill) and will save a lot of money from buying new ones often.