I came across another unusual use* for zip-top plastic bags and thought I’d start a post to collect other ideas. Here goes!
Fill gallon-sized bag with rice. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy the heat.
Cut a piece of cardstock that is about the same size as a quart-sized bag and slide into the bag to help keep it “stiff.” Pull tea bags out of their box and put into the bag. Cut off box cover, if desired, and tape onto the cardstock. You can now “file” your tea bags in a basket or on a shelf. (You can even try matching the box cover with the card stock color!)
3. Finance organizer
And now for the final unusual use. This is a photo from my friend, Rebecca Wendlandt, who is an award-winning fashion designer-slash-mild-mannered custom clothing designer and seamstress. She keeps her business receipts in individual bags for each month which are then safety-pinned and hung from a hanger. The hangers are then organized by year in her closet. Very appropriate for a clothing designer, I thought!
Any other unusual uses you’d like to share?
* Unusual use: For the purposes of this post, I’ll define “unusual use” as “non-food-storage use.”