If you’re like us, your cat(s) use(s) [a] litter box(es) (ours use two Booda enclosures) and you use scoopable litter (we’re very fond of World’s Best pure corn-based litter).
And when you scoop up their solid waste, it stinks. So goes into a bag and then a plastic bag, so that it doesn’t stink up the house before garbage day.
Which is great as long as you have plenty of produce and other leftover plastic bags lying around. Not so great if you don’t.
[Note: this tip might also apply to dog owners who aren't neighborhood jackasses--that is, who follow their dogs and pick up the dogs' presents from nearby lawns and sidewalks.]
You can buy poop bags, but they’re six or seven cents each–not bad if you need the compact little roll to take with you, but high if you just need one or two a day to deal with litter boxes.
We found a solution of sorts, if you have a Smart & Final nearby (or equivalent):
Bags on a Roll–basically, rolls of thin plastic produce bags.
The roll we got has 1,640 11″ x 14″ bags, .35 mil (about as thin as they come, which is desirable)…and cost $18.99. That’s 1.16 cents per bag. If we had three friends with similar situations, I think the cost would come down to less than a cent a bag (if you buy four rolls or more, they’re significantly cheaper).
Yes, they do have the standard thin-plastic-bag warnings printed down one side. For us, one roll should be a three-year supply, and takes up about the same space as a jumbo roll of paper towels.