Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Use Bottle Tops To Seal A Bag.... Great Idea!

This is a great idea that my Dad sent me in an email. It's something I would have never thought to do myself, but looks like it could be useful.

It's a great idea for those last little bits of cereal, macaroni, snack food, or any food that comes in a bag. I use a lot of bag clips to keep things fresh, but when the bags get too low I tend to cut the bag down... which makes it hard to keep the clip on. Guess I shouldn't do that but it's annoying having all those large empty bags in the cabinet.

I'm guessing you could do this trick with regular sandwich bags or even re-use bread bags... or maybe those veggie bags in the produce department (they may be too flimsy). Seems like there could be many uses.

How to seal a bag and make it air-tight:

Cut  a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in the photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck, fold over and screw the top to seal.

The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the screw top!

This is a great idea to share. Good for us and the environment too!

Well, that's it! Clever, huh?

I searched the internet and couldn't find where this idea originated. It's been shared on many websites. Whoever thought of it... and shared it... I thank you! :)

I did try this idea myself before posting it. It seems to work well... but I think I'd use it mostly for longer storage or a one-time-use thing. I wouldn't use it for something I had to get in and out of a lot... the bag would get too crumpled. But that's just me. Maybe you'll find a great use for it that works well for you.

The way I see it... Anything is worth trying once! You never know when you'll find a great money-saving or time-saving idea. And that's my tip of the day!

Thanks for reading and God bless!
Mary Ann :)


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea!! I might try it with one of those 1 liter Mt. Dew bottles for cereal to see if I can pour it easier.
We are on a truck and twist ties are hard to come by at times so I use hair ties for pony tails to close chip bags...twist the bag and fold it over then tie great for us.

Thanks for sharing!!

Mary Ann said...

I'm not sure about the pouring, but it works well for keeping it closed for sure. Hope it works for you.

I use clips and rubber bands a lot. Can't seem to keep the twist ties... they vanish into thin air. :)

Glad I could share. I love finding nifty ideas that someone could use, and this one seemed pretty useful.

Have a great week! :)


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