Friday, May 3, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday: Re-using Plastic Bags

Ziplock bags are meant to be disposable, but I have found that they can in fact be reused.  This saves me money, and keeps some plastic out of the landfill.  Now, I don't reuse all of my freezer bags, especially if they had something gross in them, like raw meat, but I do use most of them at least twice.  My Garlic Bread is wrapped in aluminum foil before being put is a gallon sized freezer bag, so nothing actually touches the bag, same thing with frozen cookie dough (which I wrap in waxed or parchment paper).  Those bags, I don't even wash in between uses.  Bags with say slice asparagus, or cooked pinto beans, or sliced flash-frozen fruit, I wash inside and out with a sponge, and warm soapy water.  Then I turn them inside-out, and upside-down, and clip them onto a skirt hanger and hang them near my kitchen window to dry.

That's my frugal find for this week, try it out and let me know what you think!

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