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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Use your favorite zip-top freezer bag to pipe icing on cupcakes or to fill deviled eggs and manicotti.
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.
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.
These Easy DIY Moldable Icepacks are great for boo-boos or for the lunch box and cost only pennies to make.
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 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.
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.
Use them to consolidate storage for once a month cooking, using these Freezer Meals 101: Tips and Tricks for Succesful Freezer Meals.
Shaking 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.