Lately, I’ve been obsessed with drawstring bags. I bought one recently and now I can’t stop thinking about them. They are so many different sizes and designs. A lot of them are quite cheap so it’s good because I don’t want to be spending my money on expensive things all the time. I might become an avid collector soon if I keep up with this addiction.
Are drawstring bags more prevalent in Asia? Now that I think about it, I don’t see them being sold often in North America. If they do, I didn’t really notice them. I never used to buy them for the longest time because I didn’t know what to put in them. So, like anyone else in the 21st century, I googled ‘what to put in a drawstring bag.’ The result was a lot of moms using drawstring bags. I’m not a mom so it wasn’t helpful. All the results were practically children related. A lot of my posts actually are inspired by things I want to know about so I decided to write a blog post for anyone out there like me thinking what they should do with a drawstring bag.
Here are 6 ways you can use one:
Ah, the monthly female problems. I always hated putting a pad up my sleeve before going to the bathroom. Everyone does it but it’s so LOUD. All females in the whole room know what I’m trying to do. When will these companies design pads where it’s not as obvious what you’re doing? Does everyone need to know I’m on my period? Apparently so. With this handy little drawstring bag, I can be more organized and put all my pads inside.
Do you know how many bags have pockets inside them? I used to put all my pads in there but the packaging would always look so worn out after a while. It’s kind of gross especially since the pads I use have white packaging. You can see the dirt and other things stick on there. Yuck. The drawstring bag will solve that problem. I can also discreetly bring the tiny bag with me to the washroom without all that noise. I like buying cute things. This includes drawstring bags so I admire/stare at the bag as I’m making my way to the bathroom. Does that make me weird?
Pencil cases can take up too much space. If you put your stationery (ie pens, pencils, highlighter, erasers) in the little baggie, you’ll use less space. A benefit of drawstring bags is that they’re malleable. You’ll then have more space for other more important things in your purse. Also, drawstring bags are light in weight. I already have a ton of things in my bag. The last thing I want is to add something heavy to carry around me with all day.
3) Lunchbox Protector
I bring my lunch to work sometimes. I have a separate lunch bag to put in my lunch box. Some people might say it’s one more thing to remember because you’re holding something extra but I don’t get how people directly put their lunch box in their bag. What if their food leaks? Then everything in your purse would be ruined. That hasn’t happened to me yet and I hope it doesn’t. I can’t even imagine the mess especially if you’re carrying around important documents.
You don’t want to ruin my bags either. It’s hard to get all these stains and smells out if my food does leak. A drawstring bag is an extra layer of protection. You put your lunchbox and utensils in the drawstring bag and then the drawstring bag inside your lunch bag. The only downside is that you have to remember to bring your normal bag and lunch bag to work/school. You can forego the lunch bag if that’s too much. You can just put your lunchbox and utensils inside the drawstring bag before putting it in your normal bag. It’s still an extra layer of protection for your documents, makeup case, and whatever else you have in your bag. Better than nothing.
4) Glasses Case Protector
This is similar to the lunch box one except it will provide an extra layer of protection for your glasses case. Tons of people wear prescription glasses and sunglasses. Isn’t there a statistic where half of the world wears glasses or something like that? Chances are, you’re carrying around a glasses case. I like cute glasses cases and they’re hard to find so I need to protect them. A drawstring bag is a solution.
5) Glass Wipe Cloths
I don’t carry around my glasses/sunglasses case in my purse all the time. They’re too chunky but I do need to wipe my lenses so I always have a cloth for those. The problem with those is that when I throw it in my bag just like that, it gets dirty quickly. These types of cloth pick up dirt easily. Can you imagine the dirt from the bottom of my bag and transferring it over to an accessory I put over my eyes? A drawstring bag protects the cloth from these types of dirt and makes it last longer.
These are great for overnight trips. I use my carry-on luggage if I’m going over to a sleepover at a friend’s place. A makeup case takes up too much space. I only have few items to bring anyway. I’m going for a night or two, not a month. I’m not big on makeup. I wish I had better makeup skills but it seems so difficult so I would use my drawstring for toiletries instead. A drawstring bag allows me to bring my skincare essentials in a small pouch that leaves a lot of room for my clothes amongst other things.