I have an abundance of cloth tote bags (some might say, a hoard?) It bothers me enough that I wrote a guest post about alternative uses for cloth shopping bags at Nap Time is My Time (you can read it here). When I was asked to review a reuseable tote for reuseit.com, I was unsure.
But when I went to the website and saw their bags, I was convinced it was worth a try. I chose the Blue Q large stand-up shopping tote because it had some fun, contemporary designs and boasted the ability to hold 40+ pounds of merchandise.
Here’s what it looked like out of the package:
The tote bags are woven from 95% post-consumer material. A removable tag on the handle explains the process:
- Used grain sacks are collected, cleaned, ground and…
- melted into rolls of recycled plastic…
- woven into durable blog fabric…
- printed with our super-fantastic graphics…
- cut & sewn into bags of all shapes and sizes…
- and off to work they go.
1 % of the sales of Blue Q reusable tote bags goes to support the conservation work of the Nature Conservancy.
So of course, as soon as I could I needed to test out that 40+ pound boast.
I also needed to see quantity-wise how much I could stuff in it. In the photo above, the Blue Q bag was stuffed with a watermelon, two jar candles, a set of 5 pound each dumbbells, a set of 5 pound each ankle weights, a bottle of bleach and a large jar of peanut butter.
I also stuffed it with cloth shopping bags.
The Blue Q large stand-up shopping tote retails for $11.95 and you can find it on reuseit.com
I give this tote bag 5 out of 5 gallons of milk!! It’s durable, wipes clean, and it holds a ridiculous amount of stuff!!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.