Thursday, April 28, 2011

Product Review: PKS Happy Baggy Set

Courtesy of the PKStuff Etsy page- these are almost identical to the ones we own!

We're getting sick of Ziploc bags for small things, like snacks for the kids and us when we travel or just need to carry some along.  I don't mind them when you've got a substantial amount of leftovers to put in the refrigerator or the freezer, but the cost and waste alone was starting to drive me a bit bonkers.  I started looking up reusable 'Ziploc'iploc bags, cloth 'Ziploc' bags, etc., to find some alternatives.  I stumbled onto PKStuff on Etsy.

The PKStuff store offers tons of products for the natural family household and the bags that PKStuff putout for 'cloth Ziploc bags' are darned well adorable!  I got a couple sets to try out in our household.  We've been using them about three months now and I still love them.

We use these bags for dry snacks, like crackers, cheerios, and dried fruit for the kids.  Sometimes I even pack myself a bag with some trail mix to throw in my purse when I'm going to be out of the house for an extended period of time.  I haven't used them often for wet or damp snacks, but I bet they'd work really well.  They seal up tightly but are still super kid friendly- easy to hold onto and open for a snack they can feed themselves.

I really love these.  They may not have entirely replaced all Ziploc bags in this household, but it's a start!  I have been trying really hard, in an effort to be more eco-friendly, to switch a lot of common household items over to things you can make at home or buy and reuse several times.  WE make a lot of our own cleaning supplies, have almost entirely eliminated paper towels (cut up old t-shirt are PERFECT for this), and renewed effort to get our household using less electricity/water/gas. The PKStuff bags really fit well into this new lifestyle.

We love them and hope you check them out too!  P.S. There might just be a giveaway of a set of them next week!  Keep your eyes open for it!  What do you do to reuse or reduce waste at your house?  Do you like PKStuff bags or use similar ones?


Kassi said...

Papertowels & paper napkins are TERRIBLE. I hate them. Such a waste of money. I use old burp cloths for papertowels. I need to invest in a wetbag to hang by my sink.

I also have elimanated almost all chemical cleaning products. We're switching to completely homemade or All Natural Norwex products (norwex ROCKS!).

Sara Rose said...

I've been looking up all sorts of sites lately for homemade natural cleaning products. The husband just donated about 10 ragged tshirts to our 'no more paper towels, napkins, etc' goal. I am SO excited to check out Norwex- thanks!