Use Clothespins as Chip Clips

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September 6, 2012

A pile of clothespins on a white background.Buy a bag of clothespins at the dollar store. They make a cheap but very good way to clamp shut your chips, pretzels, or any bag you want to close. I fold the bag down several times and then clip it shut. They are great chip clips! Or you can use the clips that hold papers together, either one will work.


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June 13, 2016

I use the little clip clothespins for clippers to hold bags closed. I use them when I open a bag of veggies to be put back in the freezer and I use them to close chip bags.

bag of Fritos closed with a clothespin

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March 30, 2011

Instead of buying bag clips, I use a clothes pin to keep the bag closed. I also use clothes pins on hangers to hang skirts and pants.

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January 10, 2012

Buy new clothespins for this craft as they come in contact with food stuff.

Brightly colored painted wooden clothespins.

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January 18, 2017

My plastic bag clips were breaking because the freezer was too cold for them. I now use wooden clothespins and have eliminated the issue.


They last a lot longer and I will be using them exclusively, even for items that are not kept in the freezer.

A bag of almonds being closed by a clothespin.

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May 7, 2013

After I enjoy a bowl of cereal or munch a chip, I fold the bag by bringing the top corners of the bag in to meet each other then fold the flap down. I then clip a clothespin on the flap and return to box or shelf.

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December 6, 2010

When I open a packet of cereal and there is no ziplock top to re-close it, I fold the packet up and put a clothes peg on it. It is then air tight until it is finished. I use pegs even if I open a packet of frozen vegetables or goods.

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March 30, 2011

This tip is so easy, maybe everyone already does it. Don't worry about buying chip and bag clips, use clothes pins!

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