A few days ago, I was shopping at Wal-Mart and remembered we were out of kitchen garbage bags. Money was a bit tight at the time but I had to take the trash out that night so I ended up in that section of the store and looked for the most affordable brand of trash bag I could find. This ended up being the Ruffies brand.
I had never heard of this brand before and almost didn’t even see it because they were hidden on the bottom shelf. However, they were definitely cheaper than the other brands that were available and there were more in the roll so I ended up making the purchase while hoping they would be a halfway decent product. Unfortunately, even though they saved me money, they fell short of living up to my expectations.
There were a couple reasons why I did not like this brand of garbage bag. The main one is the bags aren’t very strong. One of my biggest pet peeves is throwing out half-empty garbage bags since I feel like I’m wasting money. As a result of this, I do fill the garbage bags as full as possible. I’m not able to fill these bags as much as I would like because, as soon as there is any weight to the trash, they start to rip.
In addition to that, the bags seem to leak much more than the other garbage bags I have purchased, including some other bargain brands. I nearly had a mess on my kitchen floor last night when I took the bag out of the can and it started to leak some pasta sauce that had settled near the bottom (fortunately, I was able to get it back in the can before it got on the floor).
Another thing I don’t like about these bags is they don’t fit the garbage can very well. The bag slides in my can constantly and I spend a great deal of time pulling the edges out of garbage, something I definitely do not enjoy doing.
As a result of this, I don’t feel this is a brand of garbage bag I will be buying again. The bags might be more affordable than other brands. But, they just don’t have enough quality to justify the savings.