“ Brand: Concept Living „
WHAT ARE THEY?
Extra strong rubbish bags that are made specially for rubble and heavy garden waste.
These bags are blue and you cannot put them out to be collected with your rubbish, that is probably why they are blue and not black because that would be confusing. They are 70cm long and the bags have got a wide opening and are straight so it is easy to put your rubble inside. The rubble bags come in a roll of 10.
WHAT I THINK
We used these rubble bags when my husband dug out part of our garden and found lots of pieces of brick and rubbish in the earth. We tried putting it into very strong black bags but they could not cope with the sharp edges and very heavy pieces. I got these from my local hardware store and they have been very effective.
The plastic does not stretch or go see through even when my husband fills them more than he should. They hold such heavy loads that I could not even pick some of them up. When we put sharp pieces into the bags or corners of slabs they did not puncture the plastic and even though it made the plastic warp a bit there was never any holes or tears.
They hold quite a lot but you should not put too much in each bag because that can make them too heavy to pick up and that makes more work because then you will have to transfer some of the rubbish into another bag. I think most of ours were only half full and they were very heavy.
This roll of bags cost £2 and I think that is very good value because they held all of the rubble out of our garden and stopped my husband from having to struggle with taking a wheelbarrow to the skip on our front garden. They could be used again when we had emptied them but they were very dirty inside so I threw ours away.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
This is a review of a product that I find really useful around the home which you may not have come across. They are called rubble sacks are available in different sizes although I tend to use the small sized one.
My sacks are a medium blue colour and made of really thick plastic. The size is 100cm around the rim with a 70 cm depth. The ones I have are in a pack of seven. The pack is branded Concept Living and promises them to be extra strong rubble sacks. Each sack is perforated and attached to the next one so you just tear off the first bag from the roll like a normal roll of rubbish bags.
What do you do with them?
I guess the original idea is to use these for heavy rubbish, like garden waste, garage and general 'rubble' purposes but I have never used mine for this. They are a really strong bag and I originally purchased a few packs when we were moving house to make the job of emptying out drawers and cupboards of small items, so they could be labelled up and moved into the new house without breaking backs or tearing as bin liners can do. I used them for this and realised they were too good to throw away once used in this capacity. I have even used them to sort out laundry for going upstairs when the laundry basket is either in use or at the opposite end of the house. I then discovered they are ideal as mailing sacks for sending out items I've sold on ebay or parcelling books as they are strong and waterproof and help protect the contents with a bit of tape to seal them. I have even used them to sort out laundry for going upstairs when the laundry basket is either in use or at the opposite end of the house.
Price and purchase
I bought my Extra Strong Rubble Sacks from the Range in a pack of seven for a pound.
I am pleased that I discovered the rubble bags. They are so strong they can be reused many times (for clean contents) and come in so handy for moving things around, lining smaller bins, even providing a waterproof layer in the boot of your car if you are moving something messy around or just want to place muddy boots on top of something. For the price they are useful to keep in the house and I found them great when we ran out of cardboard boxes when we were moving house. They even work well for storing things in the loft that you don't want to get dusty. The thick plastic is easy to write on with a waterproof marker pen too. The main use for me has been sending items in the post, particularly when they go abroad and I want to make sure it gets there undamaged. I have used these over a cardboard shoe box to make them waterproof and have never had a problem with them.
The only thing that isn't so good about these is that there is no handle on them and they are not that big so once they have a bit in them the plastic is too thick to tie a knot in the top really so you have to either leave a bit to fold as a flap or have it gaping open.
I must admit I am a bit tight with my rubble sacks and hide them from my husband who is always pinching stuff to use in the garage, then I never see it again - parcel tape and sticky tape being the most popular item to go missing! These are something I will always repurchase again and would recommend to you as a useful household multi purpose solution.