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Save Your Bread Bag Ties

Do not throw away your bread ties from the bread bags. I reuse them for opened frozen veggies, or anything that I open that needs a tie. Keep a stash in your kitchen drawer, you will be amazed how handy they become.

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By Evelyn from Yakima, WA

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

You are so right. When I get a box of trash bags, the twist ties are generally in a band of 20 or however many bags are inside. I always separate them by 5's and slip them in my purse, desk, car and maint' room. I have used them to separate keys on the property I manage, fix chicken wire to keep in small pets, a temporary fix for screen doors, and even for tied five together once for a temporary shoe lace to keep a kid from losing his shoe on a hike! They are wonderful little creations.

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June 7, 20090 found this helpful

You can also use them as book marks, and I have used one as a tie for my braid in a pinch when I am about to do the dishes. Works rather well too! Peace!

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August 18, 20090 found this helpful

I won't use the square, plastic ones anymore because they get too brittle in the freezer. Recently, one shattered as I tried to open a frozen veggie package.

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April 3, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea! I have actually been doing that for years it saves on so much. I have also used them to tie together cords from behind the entertainment center or other areas where there are alot of cords.

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They can be used for so many different things.

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May 2, 20100 found this helpful

My family and I keep our "twist ties" and plastic bread pinching tabs.. AND our bread and newspaper bags.
We use the long newspaper bags for dirty diapers, veggie/meat scraps (to freeze until trash day to not let stink up and spoil in the indoor trash can), for sorting bagels (from a bagel shop nearby), and whatever use comes up!
I know other do the same to reuse or hopefully recycle various plastics and packaging materials!

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May 5, 20100 found this helpful

Twist ties do come in handy and I save them in a kitchen drawer. I also keep a few in my mini van because you just never know when you'll need one when traveling.

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