This’ll be quick, but it’ll change the way you reseal open bags in your kitchen.
Those unitaskers called “chip clips”: they’re rubbish.
Sure, they’re all flashy in their bright colors and sleek physique, some even sporting magnets so you can store them on your refrigerator.
But they’re barely are strong enough to hold a thin sandwich bag shut, much less a fiesta size bag of tortilla chips from Taco Tuesday!
Those long skinny ones that you “click” shut? Those ONLY work, kinda, on bags whose end is within the length of the clip, reducing them further into the unitasker realm.
And if you’ve used any of these plastic clips more than once you know how EASILY those plastic pieces SNAP and *poof* – there goes your sealed bag – better bust out those origami skills and hope the back stays closed!
I have a better solution for you.
It’s simple, in-expensive, and will outlast AND outperform dedicated “chip clips.”
Binder Clips – Banker’s Clips – Foldover Clips – Handbag Clips
Whatever you call them they’re your ticket to fantastic bag sealing.
Top 6 Reasons Binder Clips Outperform “Chip Clips”:
- They’re all metal; no plastic to snap!
- They’re stupid cheap; If you’re in the United States head on over to your local Dollar Tree store and pick up a 10 pack for $1 – that’s 10¢ each folks!
- They’re strong; place a binder clip on one finger and a “chip clip” on another – it’ll be obvious which one applies more pressure.
- They’re available; drug stores, grocery stores, truck stops, big box stores, office supply stores, and a plethora of online options will score you a gaggle of these clips speedy quick!
- They’re darn near unbreakable; I’m sure it happens, but I have yet to see a binder clip break when used for its intended purpose.
- They’re a multitasker; you can use them all day for their intended purpose, binding paper, or peruse Pinterest and be astounded at the uses folks have found for these simple workhorses.
Are traditional silver and black binder clips not “fancy” enough for your tastes? Spend a bit more on specific colors to coordinate with your kitchen or bust out the decorative tape and googly eyes to spice up their style.
So next time you’re at the dollar store, pick up a pack to replace those expensively frustrating “chip clips” and save yourself some frustration while also improving the seal on your food bags at the same time!