Do your customers find that their bags don’t last long enough? It might be because they’re not maintaining their reusable bags the right way!
To avoid having to discard them prematurely, share our expert tips on how to care for your packaging bags for a longer lifespan.
Why Maintain Your Packaging Bags?
There are several good reasons why maintaining your packaging bags is important. By extending their usage, you help reduce waste production and contribute to environmental protection. Using your bags for a longer time also saves you money, as you don’t need to buy them as often!
Regularly maintaining your bags also reduces the risks of contamination that could occur when they come into contact with grocery items.
How to Preserve Your Bags for a Longer Time?
It’s important to note that the maintenance of packaging bags varies depending on the material used to make them. Paper bags, canvas bags nylon bags, and insulated bags each have their own care requirements. Therefore, it’s recommended to check the inner labels of the bags for specific cleaning and care instructions.
By following the manufacturer’s recommendations, you can ensure that your packaging bags last longer and remain in good condition for future use. A paper bag should not be treated the same way as, woven polypropylene bags, for example.
To keep your paper bags as long as possible, it’s important to avoid getting them wet and to store them in a dry place away from moisture. A damp paper bag tends to wrinkle and lose strength.
If you need to clean your paper bag, use a dry cloth or a slightly damp sponge. To store it, fold it carefully so it can maintain its original shape. You can then store it flat in a cupboard or drawer away from direct sunlight.
Since reusable grocery bags are relatively more robust, maintenance is easier and requires fewer precautions. To clean your bags, wipe them with a damp cloth using a non-abrasive solution such as dish soap or vinegar.
To avoid fading, wash your bag in cold water and do not use bleach, as it may cause colors to fade.
You can then let it air dry and store it neatly by folding it in half.
The cotton bags are the easiest to maintain. To wash them, simply put them in the washing machine with cold water or follow the care label instructions. Then, dry them at a low temperature to prevent shrinkage.
Are you looking for new bags for your business that are easy to clean and robust enough for multiple uses? To order your personalized bags, schedule an appointment with our packaging experts today!