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5 More Things To Do with Sandwich Bags

Need a make-shift dog dish? How about a bath pillow? If so, take a look at these and our other new uses for sandwich bags.

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Sandwich bags have come a long way since their debut in 1968, but there are still new ways you can be putting them to use. Check out these five fun new uses for your sandwich bags.

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1. Make a Funnel

That handiest of kitchen tools, the funnel, can be replicated easily with a small sandwich bag. Fill the bag with the contents you need funneled. Snip off the end and transfer into the needed container. Then just toss the bag when the funneling is done.

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2. Use as a Portable Water Dish

Your furry best friend has happily hiked alongside you during your trek in the great outdoors. You take a break, and he gives you one of those longing looks as you draw on your canteen. No problem. You pull a sealable plastic bag full of water from your pack and hold it open while Buddy laps his fill.

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3. Dispose of Cooking Oil

Unless you want the plumber for a best friend, don’t clog your kitchen drain with used cooking oil. Instead, wait for it to cool, then dump it in a sealable plastic bag. Toss the bag into the trash.

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4. Make Baby Wipes for Pennies

You could buy the outrageously expensive baby wipes at the store or purchase some in bulk and hope they don’t dry out before you use them up. Or you can just take the thrifty parent’s way out: Make your own baby wipes by placing soft paper towels in a sealable bag with a mixture of 1 teaspoon gentle antibacterial soap, 1 teaspoon baby oil, and 1/3 cup water. Use enough of the mixture just to get the wipes damp, not drenched.

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5. Make a Bath Pillow

Ready for a nice hot bath? Want to luxuriate in the warm water with bubbles and champagne? Well, here’s the perfect, and cheap, thing to make your bath experience complete: Blow up a large, sealable freezer bag and you’ll have a comfortable pillow during your soak.