Available in an assortment of sizes and colors, canvas tote bags are the perfect solution for all your carrying needs. Since tote bags can be used for so many different things, they're the ideal product for businesses to hand out at trade shows, conventions and special events as a promotional item. Plus, tote bags can easily be customized with names, dates, events and images to make them stand out from the crowd.

The ways you can use tote bags are practically limitless, but we've narrowed the list to the top ten best uses for canvas tote bags. Here are our suggestions:

1. Grocery Bags

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As more and more cities are banning the use of plastic disposable bags in an effort to help protect the environment, the use of tote bags for groceries is becoming more popular. Even if you live in an area that hasn't banned plastic bags yet, you may want to get a jump on this trend and do your part to save the planet by bringing reusable tote bags on all your grocery store trips.

2. Beach Bags

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Whether you're heading to the beach or the lake, tote bags are perfect for carrying all your essentials for a day of fun in the sun. Fill your heavy-duty canvas tote bags with towels, sunscreen, toys, books, snacks and anything else you might need for a day of relaxation. To keep a picnic fresh, these large canvas cooler tote bags are a great option. 

3. Overnight Bags

If you're going out of town for just a night or two, it may not make sense to pack a full suitcase. Tote bags are the perfect size for carrying the things you need for a quick getaway. Pack a change of clothes, a toiletry bag and other overnight items in a handy tote bag and you're set to hit the road. For the perfect weekender bag, shop these roomy zip-top tote bags

4. Gym Bags

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Who needs a fancy gym bag when you could use a tote bag instead? Toss your sneakers, workout gear and a water bottle into a tote bag and head straight to the gym.

5. Gift Bags

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Skip the wrapping paper and use a colorful tote bag to conceal your gift instead. Not only is it a creative way to wrap a present but it's really like getting two gifts in one as the recipient can use the tote bag too. BagzDepot.com has a ton of options available so you can pick the perfect shape and size, then use our screen print services to customize your order!

6. Laundry Bags

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Whether you have to haul your laundry across the hall to the washing machine or across town to the laundromat, canvas tote bags are an easy way to move a pile of laundry from point A to point B. Plus, they're more discreet than the mesh laundry bags so you can avoid showing your undergarments to the rest of the world. These large basket style canvas tote bags are a great laundry bag option. 

7. Activity Bags

Planning a road trip with a child can be a challenge for parents but the experience can become more pleasant with a little preparation. Use a canvas tote bag to hold an assortment of games, books and other car friendly activities. The tote bag will help keep everything organized and will limit the amount of options to one bag to keep the back-seat clutter to a minimum. 

8. Diaper Bags

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Babies need a lot of stuff to get through the day, but an official diaper bag isn't necessary if you have a tote bag handy. Canvas tote bags have plenty of room to hold all your baby's gear, from diapers and wipes to snacks and a change of clothes. Keep your diaper tote organized by choosing a bag with compartments, like this handy on-the-go tote

9. Craft Bags

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From knitting to painting, arts and crafts are best when they're easily transportable. Take your project with you by storing all your supplies in a convenient canvas tote bag. There's no need to be confined to your home when there's a whole world of inspiration waiting for you! *Sidenote: if you’re the crafty type, be sure to go check out BagzDepot’s Pinterest account for tons of low-budget, fun and creative DIY craft ideas for totes of all types! 

10. Party Favors

The practicality and usefulness of tote bags make them the perfect party favor to weddings, showers, birthdays and all kinds of special occasions. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness of getting them a gift that they can reuse, like this great canvas wine bag

As you can see, canvas tote bags can be used in so many ways. Find a tote bag for every occasion at BagzDepot.com -- we offer the best quality products at wholesale prices (to the public!) - what’s not to love? Also, be sure to check out BagzDepot on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest!