It is amazing the things we now take for granted. In talking to some other older friends, we were discussing things that were common in our homes, but now are no longer used. One was string and twine. String used to be a common household item.
This was before Ziploc plastic bags, wire ties, Tupper ware and Velcro. Even Scotch tape was not very common. The only kitchen paper was waxed paper. We used string for many things, even packages sent through the mail were normally wrapped in brown paper and string, no tape.
String was used for improvised shoelaces, to string up plants in the garden and was also used in butcher shops to wrap your meat. If we have to go back to the days before paper and plastic bags, Tupper ware and Velcro, a roll of string will become your best friend. String also made great kid toys such as a cat’s cradle or flying kites. In construction it can be used to keep things plumb.
Twine is a heavier version of string and can be used to secure items to a vehicle, tie up plants and young trees in your garden and yard and many other uses. I haven’t bought any in years or even really thought about them, but tomorrow I intend to go out and buy some. I suggest you consider doing the same.