15 Re-Uses for Plastic Zipper Baggies
You know the bags I mean – The Brand Which Will Not Be Named, and all of it's many knock-offs. These days they come in a million different sizes, for sandwiches and snacks and freezers and beyond. They have that oh-so-handy zipper-like locking top, and they're made from that inexpensive, durable,Posted — Updated
You know the bags I mean – The Brand Which Will Not Be Named, and all of it's many knock-offs. These days they come in a million different sizes, for sandwiches and snacks and freezers and beyond. They have that oh-so-handy zipper-like locking top, and they're made from that inexpensive, durable, eco-nightmare of a material: cheap plastic.
Know what's a bummer? When you're excited to play your favorite game, and you pull it out, only to find that it's missing some essential piece, or you only have one die when you need two, etc. Prevent this scenario by bagging each and every play piece for each and every board game in your collection, right now.
Now that TSA has loosened up their regulations, we're all back to flying with full toiletries – toothpaste, lotion, etc. If you want to make sure your shampoo doesn't explode all over your shoes, pack it up in a plastic baggie.
River rafting, hiking, water parks, rainy rainforests – who knows what kind of awesome adventure you're going to have this summer. But if you think you might get wet, why not stash your ID, passport, cash, etc, in a plastic baggie. Better safe than soggy, right?
Got kids? Ever try to bring crayons along on a hot summer day? Well then, you may be familiar with the hot melty mess that can result from crayons on a car ride. Next time, pack them up in a plastic baggie, just in case.
If your kids are still little, throw a few baggies in your diaper bag. They make perfect little receptacles for dirty dipes or soiled clothes.
Instead of spending money on fancy products, you can make your own travel towelettes by wetting some paper towels (add a little lavender essential oil if you'd like) and bagging them up yourself. They'll stay super moist and if you stash them in your purse, you'll always be prepared.
Baggies make awesome impromptu ice packs. Just fill them with water and freeze!
Poo patrol. Easy peasy. ‘Nuff said.
I don't know about you, but I usually get the urge to dye my hair right about midnight. When I don't have any gloves on hand, these baggies stand in perfectly. Also great for food prep "gloves".
Instead of buying a bunch of starter pots, just poke a few holes in the bottom of your baggies, fill them with soil, and voila! They're super easy to transplant, too.
Got any other great ideas? Please share!