I never buy something if I can get an equivalent for free. Why buy Ziplock plastic baggies at the store, when the store gives you plastic bags for the produce department.

Here's a quick kitchen hack. Keep your produce bags and reuse them in the place of Ziplock bags for general refrigerator food storage.

OK GREAT! But then its bags, bags, bags, it always seems like you've got too many bags!

So lets figure out what to do with them so you can have an organized kitchen free from the corporate chains of the Ziplock and Syran wrap empires


fruit market photo originally uploaded by flickr user [Shayan USA]
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Step 3: Squeeze The Air Out Of The Bags

Keeping hold to the corners, use the other hand to slowly but firmly squeeze all air out of plastic bags. Just make it happen. Work it out.
RadBear6 years ago
I just use my ziplock bags over and over for stuff like chips and cookies. Basiclly anythig that doesn't leave the bag all icky inside.
I even reuse all Icky inside" zipper bags, carefully washing and drying them IMMEDIATELY after use [or put 'em in the freezer immediately after use until ready to wash a few of 'em].

Works for me!
phoenix35 years ago
i think its great! woot woot fork dude!!!!
While this is a good idea. It is probably more environmentally friendly to just use Tupperware in the fridge.
Forkable (author)  The Urban Spaceman6 years ago
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I agree, I don't buy anything more than I have to, I try to reuse everything. I don't throw away wrappers I just use them as drink coasters, I keep cardboard boxes for plates, and I wash out my condoms. I'm one green consumer. I also don't even use garbage bags anymore, I just throw my trash all over my apartment and when it gets hip deep I simply open my window and push it all outside, because hey, I don't want to use plastic to carry my garbage out. Really I'm just taking out the middle-man, most garbage gets buried anyways right? So I figure just dump it onto the street and let nature take it's course. I remember reading that surface area contributes to faster decomposition, and what's more surface area than a gusty day blowing my trash all over the place. Ahhh Mother Nature, I bet I'm her #1 fan!
Hellz yeah bro *high fives*.
or pyrex (none of the yucky chemicals from the plastic)
McDouche6 years ago
I note that no-one has rated, 4.5 stars for you (the last 0.5 stars only missing because you'll be ahead of me by 2.22 :( Also, nice instructable :P