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    • sb44
    • By sb44 26th Feb 09, 7:31 PM
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    Empty loaf bags, what do you use yours for?
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:31 PM
    Empty loaf bags, what do you use yours for? 26th Feb 09 at 7:31 PM
    For some reason I have started folding and saving my empty loaf bags, don't know why as I haven't done it before.

    I just emptied the crumbs out of one the other week, folded it and put it away and have been doing it with the last few since.

    :rolleyes:

    Now, do I need to throw these away or can someone please come to my rescue and tell me that I am not going mad and give me some ideas what I can use them for other than storing homemade bread in.



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    • daska
    • By daska 26th Feb 09, 7:38 PM
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    I've only ever seen people use them to take their packed lunches in - is a good question!

    if they're biodegradable then you might be able to use them to line a compost caddy?
    • foxybabe
    • By foxybabe 26th Feb 09, 7:39 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:39 PM
    I use mine as poo bags......for the dogs
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  • KarrieBee
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:43 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:43 PM
    My OH uses them as sandwich bags.
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    • Gracie_1827
    • By Gracie_1827 26th Feb 09, 7:45 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:45 PM
    I use them instead of clingfilm. Put half onions, turnip, celery etc. saves them drying out. Then you could throw them away knowing they've been reused at least once.
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    • JulieM
    • By JulieM 26th Feb 09, 7:49 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:49 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:49 PM
    I reuse bread bags for freezing home made cakes. I store the empty bags in the fridge or freezer till I need them so that any stray breadcrumbs that may have been left behind don't go mouldy. Glad I'm not the only one who can't bear to throw these away!
  • sairy2005
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:51 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:51 PM
    We have an open fire so I keep all these sort of bags - i.e loaf, banana and the paper bags fruit and veg comes in from market stalls. I keep one by the sink and any burnable rubbish goes in it and at the end of the day I put it on the fire.
    • kitschkitty
    • By kitschkitty 26th Feb 09, 7:52 PM
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    With the normal sliced loaf bags my mum has always just used them as a sandwich bag once you get through the loaf. I do if I remember, but I have a terrible habit of forgetting to toast the crusts, then realising they've gone mouldy- so don't want to reuse a mouldy bread bag!

    Paper bags always just go in the recycling, the bags from supermarket bakery products just end up straight in the bin as they rip apart.
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    • JayneC
    • By JayneC 26th Feb 09, 7:56 PM
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    • 26th Feb 09, 7:56 PM
    I use them as sandwich bags, freezer bags, as a cover for leftover food that goes in the fridge-if it's on a plate you can put the whole thing in the bag and it doesn't dry out.! I'm a bit obsessive about re-using things, I save marg tubs too for sandwhich boxes and storing food in the freezer - ideal for individual portions
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    • foreign correspondent
    • By foreign correspondent 26th Feb 09, 8:01 PM
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    maybe use them once for taking sarnies to work in, but then chuck them!! I am cleaning my grandma's house whilst she is in hospital ad she has hoarded loads of the bl00dy things.... its a bit depressing!
  • jennet1
    I use them as freezer bags
  • luckys mum
    I fill them up with breadcrumbs and then keep it in the freezer.
  • Mellika
    I save all my dry bread in them, which I then turn into breadcrumbs. Then I use them as mini rubbish bags.
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  • beachbuffy
    I use mine as poo bags......for the dogs
    Originally posted by foxybabe

    yep me too.
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 26th Feb 09, 8:54 PM
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    I use them for hm bread, freezer bags, sandwich bags and turn them inside out if I am making chocolate decorations
    • Sunnyday
    • By Sunnyday 26th Feb 09, 9:04 PM
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    When i used to buy bread i re used the bags for just about everything that has already been posted, they are also good to keep in a coat pocket when out walking as if you see any blackberries etc you can shove a handfull in.

    Years ago we used to put on a pair of socks then put a breadbag on each foot and then more socks before we put wellies on to go out and play in the snow, they used to keep our feet warm for ages
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  • ali1972
    Over 25 years ago the cook at my boarding school used to pack our marmalade sandwiches in loaf bags (accompanied by a can of Panda Cola and a bag of Tudor prawn cocktail crisps) before we were taken hiking over the mountains! Kids today don't know they're born...
    • Patchwork Quilt
    • By Patchwork Quilt 26th Feb 09, 10:01 PM
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    I wash them out and then stick on the drainer until the outside is dry, then turn them inside out until the inside is dry. Then we use them for normal plastic bag stuff - however, I do wrap food up before using them as sandwich bags just in case there is one drop of water that might contain one germ etc
    • Ben84
    • By Ben84 26th Feb 09, 10:07 PM
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    We used to use them to empty ash trays.

    However, I don't smoke any more and it turns out most the bags are LDPE plastic, which can be recycled in the bag bin at sainsburys, so I take them there to recycle.
    • Bronnie
    • By Bronnie 27th Feb 09, 12:19 AM
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    I wash them out and then stick on the drainer until the outside is dry, then turn them inside out until the inside is dry. Then we use them for normal plastic bag stuff - however, I do wrap food up before using them as sandwich bags just in case there is one drop of water that might contain one germ etc
    Originally posted by Patchwork Quilt
    Thank goodness someone has said they wash them!! I absolutely can't stand the smell of the inside of them and used to hate retrieving my packed lunch from them when I was at school!

    Someone on a Readitswapit forum once suggested they would be good for wrapping the book in before packaging it for posting. Ugh! I would imagine I could smell the smell on the book, even if I couldn't, if you know what I mean.
    I have no urge to reuse them for anything and just chuck bread bags, even though I reuse all sorts of other little bags and containers.

    Rereading this post, think I must be repressing some childhood memory of trauma involving bread bags to feel this strongly!!
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