How To Close A Chip Bag Without A Clip

How do you close a bag of chips with a rubber band?

Download Article Download Article Chips are some of the the most popular, tasty snacks out there, but they taste best when kept fresh and crunchy. While traditional methods, such as using a bag clip, clothespin, or rubber band work well, there are other ways to seal up your bag of chips to maintain its flavor and crispiness. You can even seal the bag of chips air-tight without using anything but the bag itself!

  1. 1 Attach a bag clip to the top of the chip bag. Fold the top of the bag of chips once and place the bag clip on the center of the fold. The clip should be far enough down the bag that the underside of it is touching the top of the bag of chips.
    • You can pick up these bag clips at your local grocery store or order them online.
  2. 2 Wrap a rubber band around the entire bag to close it up. Roll up the top of the bag make the entire bag small enough for the rubber band to fit around. Then, stretch the rubber band around the bag vertically, so it’s wrapped snugly around the whole thing.
    • The rubber band should fit pretty tightly, so wrap it around the bag twice if needed. However, you should make sure it’s not way too tight – in that case, it could crush the bag’s contents and ruin your chips. Ideally, you should be able to fit your finger in between the rubber band and the bag.
    • Make sure the rubber band isn’t stretched too thin when you wrap it around the bag, or it could break!


  3. 3 Clip 2 clothespins on either side of the chip bag’s opening. If you don’t have a bag clip or rubber band lying around, take a pair of clothespins and attach them to either end of the top of your bag of chips. Make sure to fold the opening down once before you put the clothespins on it.
    • There are some bag clips that are similar in size and shape to a clothespin. If you have that kind of bag clip, use 2 of them to seal up the bag.
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  1. 1 Flatten the top of the bag of chips to get rid of excess air. Lay the bag down on a flat surface and run both of your hands along the empty part of the bag to push out any extra air. Move any stray chips to the bottom of the bag.
    • To really ensure there’s no extra air in the bag, use a rolling pin to squeeze it out.
  2. 2 Fold the top of the bag down 2-3 times. Have the empty end facing you and make sure the bag is upside down, with the nutrition facts label facing up. Make each fold 1 inch (2.5 cm) long to ensure that the folds are the same size and crease them well to keep them in place. Place your hands on opposite ends of the bag to fold evenly.
    • You don’t need to do this more than 3 times.

    Warning : If you cannot fold the top of the bag down at least 2 times, your bag is too full for this method and you’ll have to try something else.

  3. 3 Fold the top left and right sides of the bag towards the middle. Pick up the sides of the part of the bag that’s flattened and not currently filled with chips. The nutrition facts and the original folds should be facing away from you. Fold the top 2 corners away from the nutrition facts and towards the middle of the bag.
    • For a bigger bag, the sides will meet in the middle. For a smaller bag, the sides will overlap a tiny bit.
  4. 4 Turn the top fold inside out so that it covers the front flaps. Press your thumbs on the folds from the left and right sides of the bag that you folded towards the middle of the bag. You should press your thumbs firmly on the part of the flaps that are closest to the middle of the chip bag.
    • When you’re finished, the original folds should be covering the flaps from the right and left side of the bag.
  5. 5 Flip the bag upside down to test if the fold holds. Do this over a clean table just to be safe. Hold the bag upside for about 5 seconds and shake it slightly to make sure the seal is secure.
    • If the bag passes this test, that means the seal is not only secure, but air-tight as well. You’ll have fresh chips for days to come!
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  1. 1 Cut one straw length-wise to open it up. Use scissors to cut just under the circular hinges of a bendy straw. You can throw out the top part of the straw once you do this. Then, take that same pair of scissors and slice open that same straw from end to end by making a vertical cut through it.
    • For more control and to avoid damaging the straw, use the smallest pair of scissors you can find.
    • If you don’t have bendy straws, simply cut the top 2 inches (5.1 cm) off the straw.
  2. 2 Roll the top of the bag over the uncut straw. Place the second straw so that it’s parallel to the top of the bag. Next, roll the bag tightly over the straw until it is completely wrapped in the bag.
    • You should only have to roll the bag over the straw once.

    Warning : If you roll the bag over the straw more than once, it could become too wide for the other straw to clamp it up.

  3. 3 Slide the cut straw over the folded package to clamp down the bag. Take the open side of the first straw and place it over the top of the bag. This way, the 2 straws will sandwich the top of the bag and create an air-tight seal.
    • To open the bag, simply slide the cut straw off the top of the bag and unroll the bag itself to start snacking! Save the straws for once you’re done eating, as they’re still useful sealants.
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How does a bag clip work?

How Does a Bag Clips Work? Top – A bag clip acts like a bodyguard, preventing excess air from seeping into a bag of food once it’s opened. By using one, you’re trapping the small amount of air already inside the bag. Let’s use potato chips as an example. A chip clip is like a good goalie in a soccer game. It blocks any water molecules from the glucose, preventing the chips from going stale. The same goes for the starch molecules found in grains, only these crystallize, or harden, when they come into contact with the water in the air.

How can I seal back an opened chips bag?

Download Article Download Article If you don’t have a bag clip, you have a few options when it comes to keeping your chips fresh. The easiest way to do this is to fold the top of the bag over itself multiple times after forcing the excess air out. If you do this, store your chips with the folds facing down and place a heavy object over the folds to keep the bag sealed.

  1. 1 Lay the bag down and smooth the bag out to remove air. Shake the bag a little to let the chips settle at the bottom of your bag. Set your bag of chips on its back so that the label is facing up. Smooth down the top portion of the bag 3-4 times until it’s flat. Work from the bottom of the bag to the top to remove the excess air from the bag.
    • This method is easy, but it won’t keep the air out unless you store the opening under a heavy item.
    • The more air there is the bag, the faster your chips will become stale.
  2. 2 Fold the opening of the bag on top of itself. Rotate the bag so that the opening of the bag is facing you. Grip the corners of the open end with your index finger on top of the bag and your thumbs underneath. Fold the top 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm) of the bag over on top of itself to close the bag. Advertisement
  3. 3 Continue folding the bag in 1–2 in (2.5–5.1 cm) layers. With your first fold completed, press down along the seam where you folded it. Then, slide your thumb underneath the fold and grab the top of the bag. Create an additional fold that is the same size as your first fold. Repeat the process until you’ve created 5-6 folds.
    • Press down along the top of the bag after each fold to keep it closed.

    Tip: You can also continue to fold the bag until you reach the chips at the bottom if you prefer. The more folds you make, the more likely the bag is to unravel though.

  4. 4 Store the bag upside down on top of itself. Take your bag and flip it upside down so that the folds are on the bottom of the bag. Your bag of chips should stay folded automatically. To keep the folds from unraveling over time, place a vase, bowl, or something heavy on top of the folds to keep them weighed down.
    • Your folds may slowly come undone if you don’t weigh them down at all.
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  1. 1 Lay the bag on a table and flatten the top to remove excess air. Shake your bag a little to collect the chips at the bottom of the bag. Place your bag on a flat surface and lay it on its back so that the label is facing up. Then, use the palm of your hand to flatten the upper half of the bag. Do this 4-5 times to crease the sides of the bag.
    • This method creates the best seal but it requires a little more work. You’ll also need more of the bag to be empty, so you may not be able to do this if your bag is mostly full.
    • This method is really hard to pull off if you have a smaller bag of chips. You’re better off simply folding smaller bags over.
  2. 2 Fold the top corners of the bag towards the middle so they meet. Keeping the bag flat, fold each corner of the opened end towards the middle of the bag. Angle each corner downwards so that both corners meet 2–3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) below the bag’s opening. Alternative: If you’re having trouble keeping the bag flat as you do this, place a finger over the corner of the bag where you want to place your crease. Then, use your free hand to fold the corner over your index finger before sliding it out and press the crease down. Repeat this process on the other side to fold your corners.
  3. 3 Fold the top 1 in (2.5 cm) over the corners. Keep your corners pressed flat as you pinch the top of the bag at the joints where the corners start to angle down towards the middle of the bag. Carefully fold the top 1 in (2.5 cm) of the bag down over the top of the corners.
    • Keeping the bag held down shouldn’t be difficult. The easiest way to do it is to use your middle, ring, and pinky fingers to press them into the table while you’re folding.
  4. 4 Continue folding the top of the bag until you have 2-3 layers. Take your fold and repeat the process. Grab the top of your first fold and create a second fold that’s the same size as your first layer. Repeat this process until you’ve created 2-3 layers. You must have at least 1 in (2.5 cm) of the corners available below your folds for this to work.
    • Press your palm flat into the folded sections of the bag to flatten them.
  5. 5 Stick your thumbs into the corner flaps and invert the top of the bag. To seal the bag, hold the folds at the top of the bag down with your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers. Insert your thumbs between the corners and the bag. Lift the bag up and push your folds down while pulling the corners up to invert the top of the bag and close it on itself.
    • Essentially, the tension between the corners and the folds at the top will keep the bag sealed.
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Once a bag of chips has been opened, they will start to go bad. Consume your chips with the next 1-2 weeks to enjoy them while they’re fresh.

Advertisement Article Summary X If you don’t have a chip clip, you can easily fold a bag of chips to close it. To make a basic fold, first lay the bag down and smooth it out to remove any excess air. Then, fold the top of the bag down an inch or 2, and continue folding until you get to the end.

Why do chip bags pop?

Suppose that you’re a potato chip company wanting to distribute your product to many locations across the country. Some of these locations are at high altitudes which can cause your potato chip bags to expand and possibly burst open due to a change in atmospheric pressure.

Are chip bags airtight?

The chip bag is not filled with air – Akarat Thongsatid/Shutterstock According to Today, potato chip bags are not filled with air. Rather, they are filled with nitrogen, which is known as “slack fill.” The nitrogen used to fill the bags before they are sealed is designed not only to create space for the chips, but also to keep them fresh and flavorful.

As Kitchen Cabinet Kings told Today, “Unless chips are sold vacuum sealed, there’s really no way to get around a nitrogen-stuffed bag.” So, the next time you open a bag of chips, only to find significantly fewer chips than you expected, just know that it is not without good reason. Because of the smaller number of chips in the bag, you’ll get a better serving and fewer tiny, broken pieces.

Just keep in mind that you might need to buy more bags than you might expect if you’re throwing a party.

What can I use instead of a crimp?

Crimping but without the crimping tool? Joined Jan 30, 2008 Messages 2,658 Location I found a great tutorial on youtube to reattach a RJ45 head on a cable that I had damaged when I was trying to get it through a small hole in the wall. The head became stripped and I think some of the contacts came loose when I tried to get it through the wall with some pliers (STUPID MOVE ON ME).

The hole was just too small and I forced. Now I have to repair the cable, but I don’t want to buy the crimping tool because I will likely only have to do this once, so it’s not worth the $10-$20 to get the tool. when I could just buy another cable for $10. So, before I go out and buy another cable, is there a different tool that I can use that will evenly dispense weight on the head when crimping? I though some of you might have a way to rig up a cable without the necessary tools.

Thanks in advance! Joined Oct 9, 2008 Messages 447 Location There is no way to do a proper crimping without a crimper. This is because when you crimp it, it also push a locking tab which is hard to do with pliers. Joined Nov 16, 2008 Messages 962 Location I did it once using a Swiss knife and a flat head screw driver and I am still using the cable.

  1. It is not the best but it worked for me.
  2. The tool was so expensive up here so I made the swiss knife work.
  3. Try to get the connector for about $0.40-50 each.
  4. Run the cable through the hole and orient the wires into the connector.
  5. Once you are sure about the wires are correct pound the little slot to hold the wire in place with a screwdriver.

Use the knife’s edge or a thin screwdriver to press the metal contacts to the wires. If that didn’t work then you can buy another cable. Good luck. Joined Dec 29, 2008 Messages 50 Location I agree with punk, I made do the the same way once, it’s not great, but better than nothing. Joined Oct 3, 2007 Messages 5,947 Location thats a pretty good instruction vid I am wondering how you figure out the order of the wires. also how much money do you save buy doing this? oh and I agree I would probably buy the crimp tool it isn’t that I don’t think I could do it it is because how many failures before I suceed lol Joined Jul 12, 2008 Messages 7,690 Location Yeah make sure you write down the colour code on the good end and use the proper type on the other.

You want both types to be the same (ie.568A) if you are connecting different devices such as a computer to router, and you want to have one end 568A and the other 568B if you are connecting two same devices (ie. Computer to Computer).(568A or 568B ) Although it is not as important as it used to be since many routers and NICs autosense the cable type and adjust.

I would play it safe and wire for the main purpose you want to use it for. As for doing this without a crimper, have fun! If you are going to try it, use a small flat-head screwdriver to push down the pins into the wires. You will need to push down all 8 pins into the 8 wires.

Before pushing down your pins make sure that all of the individual wires are completely pushed to the end of the jack. This will avoid you pushing down a pin and having the pin miss the wire. A common mistake by rookies is that they put the jack on upside down (make sure the clip is facing down when you put the cable in the jack).

Also make sure the pins are pushed down far enough that you don’t end up damaging your NIC port when you plug in your newly made cable in.if the pins are not pushed down far enough, you can eventually damage your NIC port by plugging it in and out over time.

You need to make extra sure that the orange and green wires are done well, as these are the ones that the data are transmitted on. (The other wires are typically just for insulation so if one of the other colours get messed up, give the cable a try anyways.) You might want to find a bigger flat-head screwdriver to push down the piece of plastic that pinches the jacket of the cable to keep the jack in place.

Good luck.this can be done but it will be pretty frustrating and will not exactly be the best quality cable lol. You might also want to make sure you have more than one jack and some additional cable sticking out of the wall in case you have to retry the crimp.

Can you crimp without a tool?

Yes you can if you are in trouble in the field with a broken tool. A good artisan has many tricks to crimp a cable but it definately advisable to re crimp the ferrule or lug once you replaced your lost or broken tool.

How do you seal ripped plastic?

Selecting the right adhesive to repair cracked plastic – With so many plastic variations and endless uses for them, it can be tricky choosing the right adhesive to repair your damaged plastic. However, there are great adhesives on the market made specifically for repairing cracked or broken plastic that do a better job than an all-purpose glue.

  1. Our favourite is Loctite Super Glue All Plastics,
  2. This specialty super glue is designed for plastics, including the hard-to-bond-to polypropylene and polyethylene.
  3. It comes with an activator which you apply first and need to allow to dry for 60 seconds.
  4. This allows the adhesive to bond in seconds and dries transparent for close to invisible repairs! If it’s an epoxy you’re after, Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder will do the trick.

This formula bonds to most common plastics, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Delrin, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). It hardens to a rigid, high-strength bond in about 20 minutes and is resistant to most solvents. It makes quick work of most repairs.