According to the Collins English Dictionary a tote bag is “a large and strong bag”. Tote bags are a versatile bag and they have a range of uses. They are traditionally made from materials such as cotton or canvas but can be made from a whole range of cloth materials, including leather.
Tote bags can be used for different daily tasks, but these are some of the ways that we put our tote bags to good use:
It might be self-explanatory as tote bags can sometimes be referred to as “shopping totes,” but this kind of bag is perfect as a way of bringing shop-bought items home. Whether it’s food from the grocery store or the latest fashions from a clothing shop, tote bags are durable, sturdy, and allow you to transport your recent buys without a fuss.
As a Beach Bag
Tote bags are great for day trips to the beach as a way of storing all your beach essentials such as your towel and sunscreen. You can buy fun, printed designs with fabric handle variations, such as rope, to serve as your new beach BFF.
As Home Storage
If you recently invested in some cute and colorful totes but have no idea what to do with them, consider utilizing them as home storage. Hang them up on hooks in the bathroom as a way of keeping your toiletries altogether. Alternatively, place them on your office shelf to hold all your stationary. Either way, tote bags are roomy, so they’re particularly useful when it comes to storing possessions around the house.
For the Gym
For days where you just want to take a couple of essentials to the gym instead of a full-blown duffle bag, the tote bag is an ideal alternative. It’s also wonderful for holding your towel and water if you’re heading to an exercise class or going hiking. Either way, rest assured you’ll be able to find a tote that’s just as colorful as your workout gear.
As a Laundry Bag
Tote bags are a good way of storing your dirty laundry until you get the chance to wash it. Invest in a small tote to serve as the perfect laundry companion while you’re traveling; otherwise, grab a large version to keep everything in one place around the house.
If you’re a particularly creative person and you like knitting or doing crafts, a tote bag can easily hold all your equipment and keep it safe in between uses. Should you feel inclined, you could even produce the tote bag yourself as a DIY project.