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Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard is filled with jars full of sugar, cocoa, flour, honey and most stuff used for baking.  When all the jars are used, the only way she knows how to keep things fresh is to roll the bag and hope it stays shut.

Not good.  Here in Florida, not only do you have to deal with the heat and humidity, but bugs.  Lots of them.  If you don’t have a vacuumed sealed cabinet for a pantry, you have to be creative in closing the bags of your staple dry goods.

Usually, I put most items in glass jars.  But, enevitably, I run out of jars and have to resort to Ziploc baggies or the almighty chip clip.

I don’t like the plastic clips used for bags.  They tend to break and are expensive for what you get.  I use binding clips.  Found at all the big box and office supply stores, cheap, easy find and you get a variety of sizes.

How this works:

Take the bag and fold the excess to the product line

Take the corners and create a triangle to the middle

Fold the tip and roll down to the product line

This keeps the contents fresh because you have eliminated most of the air and you have pulled all parts of the bag opening into a tight roll.

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