How to reuse sliced bread plastic bag

A great way to keep your sandwiches tightly wrapped and safe without using a single tie.

Keep your empty plastic bags in the bread bin for later use but first, shake all the crumbs out over the sink and make sure there is no moisture inside (you may need to leave it for a couple of hours on your worktop, slightly ajar, for it to dry).

Place your sandwich at the bottom of the bag.

step 1 – place sandwich at bottom of bag

Place your palm on the sandwich to gently squash the air out, pinch the plastic bag close to the sandwich and rotate the sandwich part of the bag a couple of times to “seal” the opening


step 2 squash air out and rotate the sandwich part of bag a couple of times

Pull the opening side of the bag over the sandwich part of the bag. Your sandwich is now safely wrapped!

step 3 – pull opening side of bag over sandwich part of bag

Widget in your sandwich

red sandwich box

A greener alternative to clingfilm

If your sandwich box is slightly too large and the filling falls out before you get to eat your sandwich, use a widget! A plastic clip or an old wine bottle cork strategically placed will hold your sandwiches in place (as well as get your colleagues puzzled about the purpose of the cork in your packed lunch). Or just be healthy and use a couple of small cherry tomatoes to keep them still. FYI, the red box you can see in the picture is actually a Cadbury Cream Egg box, which I have been using for a couple of years now. Great to hold sandwiches. Hopefully, as Easter is coming, you might be able to get yourself one too soon. It might be “free”, but you still need to pay for the chocolate eggs inside 😉