I would like to start some new posts on Wednesdays about different things, I buy or do, or something like that and see if you think it’s worth it or if it’s worthless. I’d like to hear your opinions on the topic, ie: if you do the same thing or why you disagree or agree, ect.
We will start with Ziploc bags. I’m one of those people that washes them out afterwards and dries them for another use or two. (Except for any bag I filled with meat, never reuse those, they need to go in the trash!) I usually get 2-3 or more uses out of each bag before I toss it. I don’t reuse the little sandwich bags, just freezer bags and occasionally the thicker zipper storage bags.
I wash each bag out with warm water and soap after each use. You can even turn them inside out and run them through the dishwasher. Then I prop them open and dry them on top the various containers and bottles sitting by my sink. My hubby doesn’t like that I do this but I look at it as extending my ziploc bag budget by 200 – 300%. I go through ALOT of bags. I like to freezer alot of different veggies and fruits from the garden and I also store homemade bread and buns in the bags. (Another tip, if your bread gets moldy in the bag, don’t reuse it for more bread, it will just get that moldy too.)
Now I’d like to know what you think. Is saving bags worth it? Do you do it? If you don’t, why not?