Glad Bags Make Clean Up Easy!

What’s the first thing when you think of a mess?  I usually think of young kid messes, which may be because of the season of life I’m currently enjoying.  What’s the first thing you do when you’re about to tackle a big mess?  I usually go and grab paper towels and Glad trash bags.  Glad Force Flex trash bags want to be the first thing you think of when you see a mess.   I was given a box of Glad Force Flex trash bags to put to the test.  I’ve used Glad Force Flex bags for years and I won’t buy anything else.  I love them!  Glad’s Force Flex bags are well, flexible.  You can stuff them full of heavy, sharp, items and they will hold up.  Honestly, in my many years of using them I’ve only had one bag get a tear in it.  Just one!  I think that is remarkable.

Glad Trash Bags


My husband loves them too!  I usually keep a small stockpile of them but a few months ago we ran out of them suddenly.  My husband calls me while I’m out shopping {I won’t name the store} and asks me to pick some up.  I tell him the astronomical price of Glad bags at this store that has everything way overpriced unless there is special sale.  I ask if he thought it would be okay if I could get the generic brand just until I can go to another store with regular prices.  Nope, no way, he loves his Glad bags.  I bought the smallest package possible that night and a few days later I went out and bought several boxes to make sure I didn’t run out again.  {Note, I’m not saying Glad bags are expensive, they’re not!  It just so happens that I was at particular store that has everything overpriced.}   I’ve used the Glad bags many times going through out my regular life without really trying to use them.  Here is a list of the ways I’ve used them in the past few weeks:

  • Gathered Summer clothes to put in the attic.
  • Gathered a few bags of household items to donate to charity.
  • After I collated dozens and dozens of coupon inserts I had the leftover pages lying all over the living room floor.  I gathered them in a trash bag to easily transport them to our recycle bin.
  • Helped clean up after a baby shower. {FYI, not my baby shower!}
  • Glad bags also made it easy to transport all the shower gifts to the car.


Glad bags

Most recently, tonight, we’ve used Glad bags to clean up the mess as we put together a kid’s kitchen.  The kitchen is going to be adorable and I can’t wait until it’s fully put together.  It came in a bazillion pieces and each was individually wrapped in plastic.  The Styrofoam in this box seems to be never ending.  It keeps coming and coming!  We have one Glad bag for the paper and cardboard products to take to our recycling bin and another to gather the massive amount of plastic and Styrofoam.

Glad Force Flex

  Not only are Glad bags great for every day but they are an essential for the holidays.  On Christmas Eve it was always my grandpa who would have a Glad bag ready to catch the crumbled up wrapping paper and bows.  Now that he’s gone to be with the Lord, I’ve made it my duty to hold and take out our Christmas trash.   Glad Clean Up     If you’re glad for Glad bags {ha!} make sure you like the Glad “After the Wild Life” Facebook Tab and take a moment to play their ‘Missing in the Mess’ game! Oh, and you can also follow @glad2Wasteless on Twitter too.   “I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Glad. I received products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”

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  1. Brett Martin says

    I hate when the packaging contents are neverending!

    Glad is our go to bag

  2. The Rebel Chick Jenn says

    We would be lost without our Glad Black Bags at Christmastime, they are perfect for throwing all of the wrapping and toy packaging in!

  3. Glad are definitely high quality bags. They have held up to my refrigerator cleaning for years!

  4. There is really something to be said for trash bags that are sturdy and don’t tear!

  5. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    You have no idea how much I use those! In fact, I keep one right next to my desk because I go through so many pop bottles. And they make a great place to stuff clothes and shove in the closet temporarily for when unexpected guests arrive. (Not that I have personal experience with that or anything…)

  6. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says

    We love Glad bags too. They really help with the holidays. Glad they were able to help clean up all the mess after the kids kitchen cleanup.

  7. Mellisa Swigart says

    I’m always amazed at how much we can always shove into a Glad Trash Bag.

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