There are so many reasons why I love IKEA.  If you have never shopped at an IKEA, let me just tell ya–it’s a shopping paradise!  But my latest discovery at IKEA is one of my favorites of all time. 

Reusable Shopping Bags.

These are no ordinary bags, mind you.  They are H-U-G-E!  They are durable!  They are only 59¢!  That’s right, ladies and gentleman, 59¢.  My local grocery store now sells reusable bags, but they are ¼ the size and cost 40¢ more.  That’s just wrong.  I take my IKEA bags with me to the store and have the bagger use them for pantry items, toiletries and other non-perishable items.  I never use them for meat, dairy, or anything else that could soil the bags, because, let’s face it, I’m not going to take the time to clean them.  I also use normal plastic bags for heavy items.  These IKEA bags are a great inexpensive, eco-friendly solution.

I can’t seem to find these bags on the IKEA website, so they may only be available at the store.  They also sell bags that are more fashionable that you can purchase online or in the stores for $1.50, still a great deal.  But for the money, my bags can’t be beat! 


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