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15 Re-Uses for Plastic Zipper Baggies

11. Clean up after Fido.

Poo patrol. Easy peasy. ‘Nuff said.

12. Emergency gloves.

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.”

13. Inventive seedling pots.

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.

14. Protect your electronics.

Are you going to someplace like Miami; electrical gadgets coming with you to the beach? Keep your cell phone, iPod, etc. safe from water at the beach or pool. Bag them up and party down.

15. Organize your drawers and shelves.

Lots of folks keep their favorite recipes on index cards. You can then use baggies to organize the cards by type, and you can write right onto the baggies with a sharpie, for quick reference. Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. organized her bathing suit drawer with plastic zipper bags – so simple but so effective.

Got any other great ideas? Please share!

 

 

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5:21AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

thank you

1:28PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

cool tips. thanks

3:52AM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Thanks, re-use depends what was originally stored in them, but I don't use them that often. Basically some snack size for leftovers or for snacks on the go).

4:28PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Great tips, thanks.

3:19PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Good ideas. Thanks.

4:05AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Great tips. I particularly like the finger painting. Thanks.

12:26AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

I'm so happy I do most of those...thanks for this great list!

5:45PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Good article...thank you

2:47PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

RECYCLE your ZIPLOC brand bags. the boxes will be marked. do your part.

12:12PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

I tried putting all of my berries in one of the big zipper loc bags. Every time they leak which makes a big mess in my fridge. I try to avoid plastic or at least reuse as much as possible any plastic bags I get.

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