So, then instead of cleaning it out when I'm rushing out the door, I just grab a new, empty bag--from my giant stash-- and take out only what I need from the heavy bag and transfer it to the new one. Then, I don't get around to cleaning out the heavy, trashy one and start using the new one for a while. Until it gets all trashy and full of extra crap. So, then I have to grab a different empty one and transfer the necessities. And so it goes. Until I'm left with a dining room table full of bags and purses of differing fullnesses.
Let's see what wonderful things these bags contain, shall we?
Bug spray (all natural and STANKY as all hell) and sunscreen. Gee, can you tell I'm Norwegian?
Ziploc bags--four gallon size, one quart size, and two sandwich size. And gross apples. Anti-bacterial germaphobe freak-out products
And, last but not least (in fact, last but MOST), trash and recyclablesNot pictured: the two diapers and one small wipes container that a diaper bag should actually contain. Because where were those? In the trunk of the car, of course. No where near a diaper bag.
Also not pictured: all the food I usually carry around with me. Because I ate it.
Here is my favorite everyday diaper bag.
It is actually a reusable shopping grocery bag from blueavocado (it is the pak bag), a Christmas gift from David and Tara. It is HUGE. And I love it more than any "diaper" bag I've ever used. And I've used a few in day, including, but not limited to these. I get all goose-bumpy just looking at all these bags. All the compartments and zippers and pockets and variety of size and strap-length. God, I love bags. You Korea ladies will recognize some of these. I often dream at night that I'm back in Korea again... purse shopping. I'll wake up with the vision of the most perfect bag and feel so crushed when I realize I don't have it.
*SNAP OUT OF IT, YOU FREAK!* Anyway, I think the reason the Blue Avocado bag has been the best, is since it is so large, it takes a good long while before it completely fills up with trash. Plus, it has tote bag handles, which are 5 million times better than backpack styles or messenger bag styles. Because you can be holding a baby and still just drop stuff in it without having to take the bag off your shoulder or open or close the bag! Plus, it has room to shove in a winter jacket or wet towel or baby hippo. In essence, the lazy parent's ideal diaper bag.
During this oh-so-fascinating, in-depth documentary on the amount of landfill space I'm saving by carrying my trash with me, I did end up cleaning it out.
And now I'm going to go lick my purses and call them My Precioussssssses.