Repurpose Your Wine Tote – Tip #2

ACP postThis would seem like a no brainer but if you haven’t thought of it, wine totes make nifty carriers for cleaning supplies. Whether you’re moving from room to room or house to house, these divided bags make sense. There’s even room left for a sponge or two on top. Stores easily under the kitchen sink or tucked alongside the fridge. Miss Tip #1? Catch it here.

You meet the nicest people! Always a treat to hear from earth friendly folks. Blogger and Bay area resident, Danielle,¬†wrote in response to Tip #1 and we had a nice exchange of repurposing ideas. Check out her lively and fun¬†posts and all that she’s doing to spread the word on sustainability. Danielle@NoNeedForMars,

Repurpose Your Wine Tote – Tip #1

toteYou don’t have to be a wine drinker to appreciate those cute tote bags. Everyone from Trader Joe’s to Fred Meyer offers bottle carrier bags in a variety of materials and patterns. I find the pocketed totes perfect for storing/transporting any number of things. First tip: shoes. These make for great portable shoe bags. Holds three pairs with each shoe getting its own pocket. For optimum protection, place clean shoe heel in first with sole facing out. Works best with low heels/flats/sandals. Tote fits easily into a closet for storage or in the back seat of your car for travel. Eco note: Whether they are poly or jute, reusable bags only help the environment if they are reUSED a lot. Be sure you get the most mileage from yours by thinking creatively and acting resourcefully. Thank you for helping to make the earth a clearer place.