DIY Reusable Freezer Bag
If you’re like and basically freezing where you live, the thought that taking ice cream home from the supermarket in your car and worrying about it melting seems like a moot point right now. If ONLY I had that problem, I’d be thrilled because it means the temperature outside isn’t registering with a “-” in front of it.
Anyway, the time will come when Spring has Sprung and the frozen organic peas and ice cream will need to be insulated on warm, warm days.
There are lots of reusable bags in the marketplace that feature embedded insulation to help keep your frozen foods cold, longer. But if you don’t feel like buying another bag, here’s a cheap and easy DIY trick: just use bubble wrap.
Invert your reusable bag inside out and cut two pieces of bubble wrap to size to fit the dimensions of the bag. Pin them into place using safety pins. I thought about sewing the bubble wrap into place or using glue, but the reality is the bubble wrap will eventually POP and you’ll need to replace it. This is a great way to upcycle old bubble wrap you get in packages that come to you house, by the way.
Pin both sides and invert the bag again. Voila. Insulated bag. The bubble wrap will actually double the insulation properties of the tote, add hardly any weight to it, and can also cushion anything from being crushed as well.