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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.
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
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.
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.
You could also use them in your garden to tie small plants to stakes.
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.