Ziploc bags are a basic, every day item. I have been on this earth for 34 years and never really thought much about them. This trip however has revealed the extraordinary usefulness of ziploc bags. Here is a list I am working on. You won’t see it, because I can’t actually publish this post till I get back to Nassau, but it will be growing all week.
1. Toy organizer: I used ziplocks to hold individual categories of toys for Owen. The idea was two fold. Keep the toys from ending up in a pile at the end of the Star Wars light up diaper bag, and keep them separated so that he could play with one thing at a time, clean up, repeat. FABULOUS!!
2. Dirty diaper/clothes bag (’nuff said)
3. Busy maker: Owen LOVES to carry things right now. He also LOVES to take stuff out of containers and put them back. A ziploc bag of toys or any other sorted items for that matter is intriguing to him and has kept him busy.
4. Snack holder: duh
5. Toiletry items organizer and protector. We had ziplocks for our toothbrushes and shampoos and medicines etc. They kept our clothes safe when the kids Benedryl spilled and kept our toothbrushes clean. Plus I labeled them so replacing was easy.
As far as all purpose ultra useful items go:duct tape is out my friends! The ziploc bag is here to stay.