15+ Unique Uses for Ziploc Bags

Many people use zip top bags for sandwiches and leftovers, but here are over 15 Unique uses for Ziploc bags that you never thought of. Get the ideas here!

Uses for Ziploc bags go far beyond food storage! Are you like me and love to organize or find new ways to use things? Ziploc bags, or any brand plastic storage bags, are a great way to organize.

You might be surprised at these 15 unique uses for Ziploc bags. They may even inspire you to come up with your own unique ideas.15 Unique Ways to Use Ziploc sandwich bags! Includes organization, packing tips, kitchen uses and DIY nail decals

You may wonder why I say to use Ziploc bags. For durability and ease of use, they are my favorite brand.

Here are the unique uses for Ziploc bags:

Organize craft supplies in quart, sandwich or snack size bags for easy storage. It keeps all the small bits together and then you can store them in a shoe box or plastic drawers. Or if you have a closet or rod to hang them on, clip them to pants hangers and store them away.Organize Kids Crafts with Sandwich bags and over 15 other uses for Ziploc bags

Organize and protect your suitcase from spills. I love this tip on using pint or gallon bags to put your kids outfits together when you travel. Each day, they just pull out a bag and get dressed!

15 Awesome uses for Ziplock bags from organization to the kitchen
photo courtesy of I love Your More Than Carrots

Sort and label electronic cords and manuals to keep it all together. We have cords upon cords, and some I have no idea what appliance they go to.

Organize cords for electronics, cameras and so much more with these 15+ unique ways to use Ziploc bags
Photo Courtesy of Little Blue Boo

As a recipe organizer – One of my favorite uses for Ziploc bags is to make a recipe organization binder to store recipe cards and recipes you pull out of magazines, or print off the internet.Use Ziploc sandwich bags to make this easy cheap recipe organization binder that will hold all your recipe cards, printed recipes, or your favorites you pulled out of magazines

Make your own nail sticker decals by painting polish on a Ziploc bag. Once the polish dries peel, apply with clear polish and file it’s that easy!Make your own nail decal stickers with a sandwich bag and nail polish

Sandwich bags are the easiest and best way to marinate meats. Get this great steak marinade recipe and give it a try. I bet it will become one of your favorite uses for Ziploc bags!

15 Awesome Uses for Ziplock Bags!
photo courtesy of Bitz and Giggles

Make an omelet or ice cream in a bag – it’s fun for the kids and everyone can have a choice on what they add in!

15 Uses for Ziploc Sandwich bags like making homemade omelets or ice cream
photo courtesy of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Protect your tablet while cooking from grease and food by throwing it in a gallon size zip bag. It’s also great to do this with your phone when you are somewhere it might get wet. Please note: This will not make your electronic waterproof, only a little water resistant.

Protect tables and phones from splashes with Ziploc bags and 15+ other great uses for Ziplocs
Photo Courtesy of CNET

Use your favorite zip-top freezer bag to pipe icing on cupcakes or to fill deviled eggs and manicotti.

Pipe icing with a freezer bag plus more great uses for Ziploc bags in the home and kitchen
Photo courtesy of Southern Living

Make treat bags for holidays and parties with printable bag toppers and any sandwich bag. Here is one I made for Halloween, which can be downloaded for free. It’s sized to fit an 8″ sandwich bag, which is much more economical than treat bags.Free Printable Halloween Treat Bag Topper

Click here to Print your Halloween Treat Bag Toppers

Use sandwich bags to grow seedlings – It’s much easier for kids to see them this way or cover pots of seedlings with a bag to create a greenhouse.

Grow seedlings in Ziploc bags it's easier for kids to see them grow!
Photo Courtesy Mad In Crafts

These Easy DIY Moldable Icepacks are great for boo-boos or for the lunch box and cost only pennies to make.

Easy to make DIY Ice Packs great for boo-boos or lunch boxes and so easy to make
Photo courtesy of The Frugal Girls

When my kids were little, there were puzzle pieces laying around our house. A great use for Ziploc bags is to keep them corralled by putting the pieces in labeled bags. Then put the bags and boards in a basket. Just make sure they play by the rule of putting a puzzle back before they get a second one out.

Organize puzzles and keep track of all the pieces plus tons of other great ideas for organizing with plastic sandwich bags
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Organize your backpack, diaper bag, purse or any other bag with Ziploc bags. Keep a few extra for dirty diaper disposal or wet items. Group items like binkys, wipes, and makeup into individual bags, or make this DIY purse organizer from a hot pad and snack size sandwich bags to keep everything at hand.

DIY Purse Organizer made with a oven hot pad and Ziploc bags - Genius
Photo Courtesy of Practically Functional

This next one has to be one of my all time favorite uses for Ziploc bags!

The bags work beautifully for cleaning your gas stove burner plates, and this tip is so easy! Check out this post for the how to.

Clean your gas stove burner plates with virtually no scrubbing everything comes off!
Photo Courtesy of The V-Spot Blog

Use them to consolidate storage for once a month cooking, using these Freezer Meals 101: Tips and Tricks for Succesful Freezer Meals.

15+ Ideas for using Ziploc BagsShaking stuff inside of a Ziploc bag isn’t just for cooking. Make adorable DIY birdfeeders from peanut butter, rice cakes, and birdseed. See how here.

15+ uses for Ziploc bags


4 Responses

  1. Thankyou, finally a solution to all the clutter in the arts and crafts department, so glad i found this page, i would never have thought of using zip locks..
  2. How can I make a vacuum sealed package from Ziplock bags?
    1. Hey Nell, the way I do it is to zip the back almost all the way shut with just a little left open then squeeze or roll all of the air out and zip it up! Thanks for asking and have a gret day
      1. Or use a straw and suck out the air. Works for me. But, I do have a vacuum sealer.

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