Every week we look at something you can find at the dollar store for stocking your RV.
Ziploc bags. Now, we know the quality of the Ziploc style bags you find at the dollar store aren’t as good as the brand name ones. But the cheaper versions still have plenty of great uses in the RV where you don’t need to have the better quality bags.
First, consider the use. If you are storing your pancake mix or rice in a Ziploc, then you definitely want to use a better quality bag. Those can be pretty messy if the thinner bags break while travelling in the RV!
But think about other uses. Dividing up some snacks for the kids? Use the cheaper bags? Temporarily saving parts such as screws, connectors, velcro or random other accessories that an RV seems to accumulate? Toss them in a cheaper ziploc so you don’t lose them.
There are tons of uses for ziploc style bags where you don’t need to use the better quality version. Keep a stash of both the smaller and the larger bags, then think about whether you need the better quality ones or not – you will be surprised at how much you save by using the cheaper ones for some uses – and this tip applies to your house too!
One last tip, make sure you remember which bags are which, if you remove them from the boxes for storing in the RV. The last thing you want is to suffer a bag break in the RV when you don’t notice the difference!
If you are really lucky, you may find Ziploc bags at the dollar store – I have sometimes found Ziploc brand bags, but they are often seasonal designs at the end of season or out of season. But does your RV really care if your bags have snowflakes on them? I didn’t think so 🙂
There are some deals on Ziploc brand Ziplocs at Amazon too, if you want to stock up on the quality ones, if you aren’t lucky enough to find better quality ones at your local dollar store.
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