Plastic Bag Drying Rack – Who Needs File Folder Holders Anyhow?
Are you looking for a plastic bag drying rack for those resealable plastic bags you’re always cleaning, rinsing and using again? Well, here’s an easy idea that works quite well. Simply use a holder for file folders. Bags from quart size on up fit well, they’re held open so they dry, and they’re held upside down so excess water can drip out.
It’s not rocket science, but it works quite well. Be sure to use racks that are coated with plastic or chrome plated so you’re not encouraging rust inside the plastic bag. You might also give the rack a good cleaning before you use it for the first time, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to do that.
We’re not always so frugal that we recycle our resealable plastic bags, but when bags are used for light duty, and they don’t have offensive odors or lots of grease inside them, it’s easy to clean and rinse them for reuse. We consider this especially for freezer bags which cost more and are likely to hold up well under repeated use. Of course, if during washing we find a hole in the bag, we generally toss it unless we know of a use that doesn’t require that it be leak proof.
It’s clear that one must be selective when choosing to recycle plastic bags by cleaning them. If they’re heavily soiled, it can cost more in warm water, soap and time than their value. The last I looked, they’re about 5 to 7 cents a piece, so it’s not going to be a big money saver in any event. Nevertheless, if you can’t stand waste, washing and reusing plastic storage bags might be good therapy, and now you know how to easily set them aside for drying.
Clair Schwan believes in recycling when it’s reasonable to do so, and sometimes plastic bags are on his hit list. He reuses soiled bags for pet food, and most bags used for light duty see a second life as well.