Thursday, April 14, 2011

BagUps Review

Do you ever wish there was an easier way to empty and change the trash bag? Well, there is with BagUps. The trash bags are loaded and ready to go in a box the opens up for easy bag release. And even better…they are biodegradable trash bags.

We used the BagUps in place of our regular white tall kitchen trash bags. Instead of needing to go get a new bag every time I empty a bag and mess with putting it in, the BagUps are much simpler. The bags are all hooked together. Then they in the box that opens up on the wide part, so the box goes in the bottom of the trashcan. Then you pull the first bag up into the trashcan and use it. When it’s full, you pull it out (the next bag will pull up with it), then you tear the first bag off, and adjust the new bag into the can. All done.

We liked the BagUps system. It’s nice to have another trash bag ready to go when you empty the full one. There is not hassle of going to another spot to retrieve a new bag. My favorite part is being able to use a trash bag that is biodegradable. The ones that I normally use are definitely more wasteful and take longer to decompose. I am happy when I can find a product that is a little more “green” to replace what I was using before.

One thing I didn’t like about the BagUps is that they are slightly shorter than my regular garbage bags. I was barely able to get them too hook around the top of the trashcan to keep them in place. And they don’t have anything to really keep them there. (My other bags have a drawstring, so that part is narrow and helps keep the bag in place for me.) Plus the smaller size made it more likely for us to overflow the bag. We had to really watch and be careful not to fill it as full as we’re used to. It was a little tough getting the bag to open in the trashcan. My old ones I shake out before I slide them in. Honestly that doesn’t make a big difference anyway, so this is just a minor thing. Overall they work very well.


Some other benefits from the company to using BagUps…
  • Going GREEN! BagUps biodegrade over 2 years, as opposed to the industry standard 2,000!
  • You’re supporting Veterans and persons with disabilities, since they are assembling this product for us.
  • You are buying AMERICAN! (Let’s face it, this isn’t exactly easy to do anymore!)
  • Never having to reach down into the can EVER AGAIN! The unique BagUps system ensures that you never have to bend down into the trash can again since the next bag is always attached! Additionally, the time savings of never having to go to a storage closet to get a new bag really adds up!
You can find BagUps in certain stores (find them through their website), or you can buy them on their website. They carry 13 gallon, 30 gallon, 40 gallon, 45 gallon, and 55 gallon bags. And if you want to keep in touch with them you can find them on Twitter and Facebook. They love to give out green advice.

*Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, but a product was provided for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*