When I got the offer to try these out, I wasn’t really sure what to expect to be honest. My first thought was, what’s so special about them – they are pretty trash bags that bio-degrade. They are pretty, but are they useful?
Designerliners are stylish biodegradable trash bags that can beautify any room in the home. The bags come in ten different color/pattern combinations; Pink Polka Dot, Orange Polka Dot, Navy Blue Polka Dot, Red Gingham, Gold Gingham, Black Leopard, Blue Leopard, Red Toile, Blue Toile, and Black Tattersol.
When the bags arrived, I was happy I got the ones I did. They are the pretty Red Toile ones. Here’s a close up.
They are definitely sturdy little bags. They remind me a bit of mall shopping bags, made of that thicker stronger plastic. They didn’t hold as much as the bags I’d been normally buying but there are different size options and I think a bigger bag would have been what I needed.
They are certainly pretty, but if you don’t purchase a package the coordinates with your decor, they stand out like a sore thumb.
The thing I didn’t like the most is that I cannot even imagine forking over $12.95 plus shipping for 12 bags. That’s like just over a week in our house. Even if it lasted me 2 or 3 weeks I wouldn’t be thrilled with it. They are however, available in bulk packages of 100 and you save quite a bit on those, so those might be worth it to some.
My ending thoughts on these bags, while pretty and sturdy and completely functional, I don’t think the cost is effective. I feel like it’s “trash”, so why would I want to spend so much money on something I am going to throw away at the end, and who cares what my trash bags look like. For the record, we tested two of them. I had a bunch left, so I actually had a birthday party to go to that weekend and I wrapped two presents in them. They turned out really pretty and once she undid the tape she had a pretty bag to carry all of her stuff in. I think we did use one of them for trash. I still have a few left, and I plan to use them for wrapping. Rolls of wrapping paper is expensive and these bags are cute enough to do the job.
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