I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for ways to save money. Life is expensive, and danggit, it ain’t gettin’ any cheaper the older my kids get!
Today I’m sharing a little tip for saving money on bag clips. I’ve been doing this for like years. So long in fact, that I didn’t even think about what a good idea it is until a friend noticed it. When she commented how genius it was, my blogger brain immediately thought “hmm, I should probably share this with my readers.” 🙂
For years I forked out lots of cash for all kinds of bag clips. Those things can be expensive! You’ve all probably used bag clips similar to these:
They work fine, but we broke a lot of them, and I was constantly replacing them. One day I ran out while I happened to be working on a craft project. . . with clothes pins. The light went off in my brain, and I grabbed one of those clothes pins and used it as a bag clip. It worked fabulously! And clothes pins are so cheap! You can get like 30 of them for a couple of dollars. Regular bag clips are around one to two dollars each. That is a significant savings!
Now I use clothes pins for all of my bag clips. They work great on brown sugar, chocolate chips, pasta, bread, and of course chips. Unless of course you have teenage boys. Then you will have no need of bag clips for your chips, because they finish off a bag of chips in one sitting. But I digress. All you need to know is that if you want to save some money, when you need some new bag clips, pick up some clothes pins instead!
What little tricks to you use to save money?