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How to Wash and Dry Your Plastic Baggies

Casa Verde: Dry Your Bags on the Line

Washing and reusing your plastic bags is an easy way to make your kitchen greener, and it saves you some green, too. But washing them with hot water and soap is the easy part; drying the baggies is more difficult. You can invest in a Countertop Bag Dryer ($20) or make your own from a thrifted toothbrush holder and sticks.

The important thing is to let the interior of the bag air out. Lately, I've found that hanging my plastic bags on a clothesline is a surefire way to get them dry fast. I use a stretchy Portable Clothesline ($10), but you can also affix clothespins to a bungee cord, fishing line, or any type of rope. I recommend stringing it above your kitchen sink so the water has somewhere to drip.

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