Ziploc bags are one of the most versatile items we have in our cupboard. Yes, they store food but they can help you with so many other household tasks. You can save money, save space and just have fun with these 14 handy uses for your Ziploc Bags.

Keep your pantry stocked with quart and gallon size bags so you always have what you need on hand.

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Knead dough

Minimize the mess and dump your pie dough straight from the processor into the plastic bags. Knead into a bowl, flatten and store in the fridge until ready to roll out.


Pipe frosting

Save money by using your Ziploc bags in place of piping bags. Place a tip in the corner of the bag, fill with frosting and snip of the edge. Frost away!


Freeze Soup

With the help of plastic bags you can freeze your soup and stack in your freezer. Fill bags with cooled soup and freeze on lined baking sheets. Once frozen, stack and save space.


Fill muffin tins

Use plastic bags to quickly fill your cupcake tins with no spills. Place the batter into bags and snip off the corner. Fill the tins with the batter, placing your thumb on the end in between.


Freezer Meals

Use bags to create freezer meals. Place meat in and cover with marinade. Freeze. Thaw the day off and it is ready to grill

Roast a chicken, shred the meat and place in bags. Freeze. Thaw and add to quesadillas or stir fries.


Crush Graham Crackers

Make your own graham cracker crush with out the big mess. Place the graham crackers in a plastic bag and use your rolling pin to crush into crumbs. Kids love to help with this task!


Make Ice Cream

Keep the kids busy in this fun DIY recipe for ice cream. It’s an activity and snack all in one.


Mess Free Finger Painting

Amuse your kids without a big mess to clean up. Place a sheet of white paper with two or three circles of paint. Remove all the air from the bag as you close it. Tape to a table or window and let the kids play.



Ziploc bags are your travel buddies this summer. From preventing liquid spills in your bag to organizing your clothes, they help organize your trip.


Organize electronic cords

Clean out that drawer of cords and organize them with the help of plastic bags. Place cords in a Ziploc bag and label them, so you don’t have to dig for that stray cord.


Make Your Own Ice Pack

Here are 5 ways to use Ziploc bags and make your own ice packs to keep on hand for relief. Simple items like rubbing alcohol or even dish soap can be made into homemade gel packs.


Keep Flies Away

Many southerners believe the best way to keep flies away is to fill a bag with pennies, water, lime juice and salt, and hang up outside.


Clean Your Shower

Simplify a cleaning task. Fill your ziploc bag with vinegar and secure around your showerhead. Leave on overnight and wake up with a clean showerhead.


Make Frozen Yogurt Dots

Summer is about here and the kids will love to cool off with a bag of frozen yogurt dots. All you need is a container of your favorite yogurt. Fill a ziploc bag and snip of the end. Make dots of yogurt on a parchment lined sheet and freeze for an hour. Store the dots in the freezer.


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