Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Recycle Plastic Bottles into Bag Toppers and Spill Stoppers

My mom shared this great tip with me, and I want to share it with you. If your cupboards look anything like mine do, you have opened bags of rice or beans or marshmallows that you fold down in hopes that they don't spill. And then you clean up all the little grains of rice that have leaked out because they DO spill.

Well, here's a great solution. Cut the top off a plastic bottle. You can use a 2-liter top for bigger bags like marshmallows or a water bottle for things like rice or beans.

Thread the top of the opened bag through the bottle top. Fold the bag down over the bottle top like you fold down a sock.

Twist the top of the bottle on over the bag.

No more spills in the cupboard!

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  1. I am just speechless.... That. is. AWESOME!!!

  2. You should make an infomercial! :) That's way more useful than silly bands!! :)

  3. That is GENIUS! I was actually planning on cleaning the pantry today because of that very problem.

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing this! I never would have thought of this...