Never heard of the washable paper bag? Well, your life is about to change!
The washable paper bag is one of the most versatile decor items on the market, and its organic, textured shape is so on-trend. Not only is the washable paper bag available in almost any colour and pattern combo imaginable, it has hundreds of uses, making it a must-have for busy mums and interior-design-lovers alike.
What Is a Washable Paper Bag?
Washable paper bags are made from paper that has been tanned using a process similar to that used when tanning leather. The result is a durable, tough, leather-like paper that can be washed (wiped down or thrown in the washing machine), scrunched, and shaped.
Washable paper bags come in a range of shapes and sizes, from small bags designed to hold cutlery or hair accessories, to larger bags designed to cover pot plants or be used as laundry baskets. Washable paper bags are also available in a range of colours and patterns. Craft-paper brown is the classic, but you’ll find lighter and darker options, as well as printed styles.
You can purchase washable paper bags online, and at some specialty kitchen and homeware shops.
7 Ways to Use Washable Paper Bags
Washable paper bags have hundreds of uses, but we’ve selected seven of our favourite.
1. Cover Pot Plants
Spruce up your pot plants with a washable paper bag pot plant cover. With washable paper bags, you can water your indoor and outdoor pot plants without getting water everywhere, or worrying about your bags becoming mouldy.
2. Organise Stationary
We could all use a little help when it comes to keeping our desk organised, clutter-free, and stylish. As well as keeping pens and pencils in order, washable bags add texture and interest to your office space. You can purchase smaller washable paper bags designed specifically for stationary.
3. Keep Kitchens Clutter Free
Whether you’re storing wooden spoons or watermelons, washable paper bags are your best friend in the kitchen. Use one as a fruit bowl, and another as a bench-top utensil holder. Don’t worry about the bags becoming wet or dirty; you can wipe them down with a damp cloth.
4. Give Pegs a Home
Washable paper bags are the perfect storage solution for pegs. Not only can they withstand the elements, but they will look great in your laundry.
5. Get Crafty
From knitting needles to embroidery hoops, from fabric paint to glue guns, craft supplies never seem to stay organised. Use large washable paper bags to categorise your craft supplies, and next time you need that tapestry needle, you’ll know exactly where to look.
6. Clean Your Bathroom Vanity
Take advantage of washable paper bags in the bathroom by organising your vanity. Hair-styling tools, makeup, and even toothbrushes fit well into washable paper bags.
7. Laundry Basket
Laundry baskets aren’t the most attractive things, but it you want to keep your whites separate from your darks, they are necessary. Very large washable paper bags are excellent washing baskets. They look great, are easy to carry, and can be washed to eliminate any smells or stains.