Certain food products packed in plastic bags are sealed with a twist tie. This is a guide about uses for twist ties.
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When buying produce, be sure to use the ties the store provides. These work great for tying things together, wires, food bags, etc. I can always find a use for them.
When buying bread, look at the twist tie and it will tell you how old it is ... Each day has a different color, as follows: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red, Friday = White, Saturday = Yellow
By Brenda Cole
Editor's Note: I had never heard of this tip before. I wonder if this system is specific to one grocery store or chain or universally used.
I have been saving the twist ties of trash bags for a very long time thinking i can use them for something. Can you help me in thinking of something i can make with them, a craft or something? I have looked everywhere. thank you bonnie
I have a few in my fishing tackle box to keep hooks and sinkers seperated, even color coded. I once used a bag tie for an emergency button on my pants (Would also work on shirts).
They are good for tying up excess speaker and telephone wires.
I once made little Bread tie people much like the Colored electric wire people make. I am not too great at crafts but I got them to stand and hold little bread tie babies in their arms. I would imagine you could make model dwellings out of them.
You could use them to make wreaths. Also a way to keep small stuff like Artist Paintbrushes or even pencils together. How about an old time paper chain made from bread ties I once made a home made sign at my work with them. It worked The sign stayed up for a long time . It said Keep Out spelled out with bread ties on a piece of poster board. I thought about just weaving a sign out of Bread ties but never got around to doing it. I guess Imagination makes almost anything possible.
By Mr. Thrifty
By Tammy M.
When doing a craft that uses short lengths of fine wire and you happen to run out, you can use the wire in the twist ties.
Hold twelve strips with a pliers over the sink and light the end with a match. When it burns to the pliers, let them fall into the sink, the rest burns off.
With a Kleenex wipe the wires to remove any residue. Your good to go.
This was my idea when making miniatures flowers for my doll house and I ran out of wire in mid winter and I did not want to go out.
By Aunt Rose
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