This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hippo Sak®. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have a reputation amongst my friends and it's kind of funny – I like to “MacGyver” things. If you remember the television show, Angus MacGyver was a very resourceful secret agent and always solved problems with strange materials. If he needed to break out of jail, he would do it with a Swiss Army knife and duct tape. He was resourceful!
I'm not quite as inventive as Angus (no Hollywood special effects here), but I do like to use what I have already instead of buying a new tool or item for every project. I love to test the limits of everything I have, and I savor those hacks I'm always reading about online. This past week I did it with garbage bags!
My “target” (if you will) were these Hippo Sak® garbage bags you see above. Hippo Sak makes the most awesome bags with reinforced bottoms and hand-friendly handles . . . and I wanted to see exactly what these bad boys could do. So I used them for a week, and here's how it went!
Monday – Helping Mom in the Garden
I'm not sure if my mother is a master gardener, but she's pretty close. I actually love working outside, so any time I can throw my boots on and get dirty, I will. But I have no intentions of transporting those dirty boots in my new car, so these Hippo Saks come in handy.
I especially love the plant based Hippo Saks because they are made with sugar cane instead of fossil fuel. They are 100% recyclable so I intend to use them in the garden all the time!
Tuesday – Laundry Day
Have you ever tried to transport a load of wet towels upstairs to the laundry room after washing your dogs in the garage? Because I have. My dogs use about 1,000 towels, and I don't like to mix those towels with other laundry (they stink!). The best way to do it is to throw laundry in a garbage bag and haul it upstairs. The hand-friendly handles and reinforced bottom of the bag work well for this heavy job.
Wednesday – Storing Winter Comforters
I have guests coming next week, so it was time to put away the winter comforter from the spare bedroom! We threw the comforter with a blanket into a Hippo Sak with a cedar block and put it into the closet. These bags are perfect for storing large items!
Thursday – Shopping for Home Decor
Confession: when I fussed with the hall closet on Wednesday, I cleaned the whole thing out which lead to a total re-evaluation of my decor. I went to the store and purchased a bunch of new home decor items like pillows, blankets, etc. It's a big deal here in the Pacific Northwest to bring your own bags, so I always keep mine in the trunk. I'm going to be keeping a box of Hippo Saks in the back from now on! They can haul anything around.
Friday – Cut the Grass
We have a pretty small yard, but it requires regular mowing just like any other yard. We have a hilarious little electric mower, and after we mow, we have to bag. Grass clippings are heavy.
There's a place down the street where I can spread them out so they can decompose, so I need strong and sturdy garbage bags with handles to do so. The Hippo Sak bags are awesome. The reinforced PowerStrip™ bottom didn't fail me – no holes or tears. And I loved the handles for transporting!
I've got to be honest – I used my Hippo Sak bags for the entire week and it fit perfectly into my “MacGyver” lifestyle! If you want to purchase some of your own – and I promise you'll get hooked once you try them – Get Hippo Saks on Amazon!