bulk bins and buying grains and spices as we need them - instead of in big and unwieldy packages. But we don't really love the disposable plastic bags in bulk food sections. We transfer our bulk goods to canisters, but sometimes we don't have enough and they take up so much room in the cupboards! Enter the Kootsac.
The Kootsac is a line of reusable nylon ripstop bags made by Etsy seller kootsac. They come in several different sizes; some are small for spices, and others are larger for grains and bulk cereal. They are made in several bright colors, too, which we like a lot. You could even color code them and use red for grains, yellow for rice, blue for spices... We are loving these - what a great idea for cutting down even more on our plastic use. The Market Tote, which includes three bags, is an especially great gift idea for a new grad. • Mixed Spice Set of 4 Small Kootsacs, $9.50 • Set of 3 bags - Large, medium, and small - $10.50 • Market Tote, including 1 set of 3 reusable bags, $35 Related: Good Reminder: Buy Spices from Bulk Bins (Images: Kootsac's Etsy Shop)