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If you know me, you probably know that I love my food vacuum sealer (my favorite is the FoodSaver). These are great for keeping foods super fresh in the freezer for way longer than traditional zipper bags.
And since buying in bulk in generally the way to save the most on meats and produce, having a vacuum sealer handy is great for staying frugal while keeping your food fresh.
Did you also know there are some pretty fun ways to use your vacuum sealer other than just sealing foods? Here’s a list of 6 creative ways to use yours!
Ways to Use a Vacuum Sealer:
1. Seal Your Bulk Foods
Okay, so the most obvious way to use your vacuum sealer is to keep food fresh in the freezer. Buy in bulk, separate your items into portions, and seal them in a bag (I like to use these from Amazon). This can keep foods fresh up to five times longer than ordinary storage in a freezer.
2. Seal Up Chip & Snack Bags
Keep your snacks crunchy by sealing the bag when you’re finished. Try not to use the vacuum feature (it would probably crush fragile items like chips), but simply use the seal function instead.
3. Seal Your Toiletries
There’s not much worse than getting to your destination when traveling to find that your lotions and shampoos have opened up and soaked into your clothes. Seal your bottles up and they’re guaranteed to stay closed without any leakage.
4. Seal Important Things
Going camping or having a lake day? Seal up money, licenses, and more to create a safe and waterproof pouch.
5. Make Ice Packs
Seal up some ice and you’ve got ice packs ready for lunches! Once it melts, throw it back in the freezer and you can use it over and over again.
6. Seal Clothes
Get some large bags and you can seal up out-of-season clothes and linens to save space and keep out unwanted dust or critters.
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