3 Ways Plastic Bread Tags Can Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized

3 Ways Plastic Bread Tags Can Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Organized

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Lisa Freedman
Jul 31, 2017

In case you've been looking for a reason to eat more carbs, this is a direct order from us: Stock up on some bread today! Why? The plastic tags used to keep the baggies closed will be useful long after you've eaten that last slice of seedless rye.

Just check out these alternative uses for bread tags.

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1. They can corral your chargers.

We all use our phones, tablets, or laptops when we cook. Sometimes, we use all three at once! (Gotta check the Insta, follow along with a recipe, and play some tunes, right?) And you're bound to need some extra juice at some point. The only problem with chargers in the kitchen — or anywhere, really — is that the cords fall to the ground the second you unplug them.

Not if you use this bread tag hack, though! Simply use washi tape or painter's tape to secure the tag (clasp side up) to the edge of your counter. Then, just slide your cables through the hole and the tag will keep the chargers in place once you unplug.

Related: Use a Pegboard as a Kitchen Command Center

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2. They can scrape up gunk from your counters.

If you don't have a dough scraper, you can use a bread tag in a pinch. It's obviously smaller, so it will take more time, but it's still pretty efficient at scraping up dough and random grossness from your countertops. Note: An old credit card will work here too!

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3. They can label homemade salad dressing.

So you've been making your own salad dressing lately! Yay for you! Bottle them up in a hermetic glass bottle, write the dressing name on the blank side of a bread tag, and slip it onto the metal topper cage.

Buy: Hermetic Glass Bottles, from $3.50 for 4.25 ounces at The Container Store

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