[twitter]Last weekend I ignored the most important of the Ziploc Hacks known to parents. It’s a parent hack I know well, those zip open and close bags have saved me in the past, but this weekend? I didn’t heed my own wisdom, and paid the price.
If you get really awesome, you can use Ziploc® bags for all your packing, vacuum sealing your underwear tightly in one bag, your shirts, and shorts in another and now, suddenly, everything fits in that tiny carry-on bag.
I like to use Ziploc® bags to keep all my random chargers, SD cards, and cables together for my cameras, iPods, iPhones, and iPads on the road, making them easy to grab when I need a boost.they also keep all the sunscreen bottles from leaking in the beach bag.
Those are all awesome parent hacks for Ziploc® bags to make life easier in the summer. If you’re not doing that you’re missing out. But those are only 10 ways to use Ziploc® bags, I promised 11. The 11th is the most important of the Ziploc Hacks, and I ignored it.
You know that tight little pocked in front of your kids in the back seat? It’s there for a reason, to hold a Ziploc® bag that can be quickly and easily grabbed, ripped open, and barfed into without any of the barf going anywhere. We’ve experienced half a dozen random car sickness incidents and back seat barf bags have saved our seats.
This weekend, I was out in a loaner car for our camping trip, and while I had two boxes of Ziploc® bags in the trunk for all the reasons listed above, I neglected to remove a bag from the box and put one in the seat pockets for the boys.
About 3 hrs and 40 minutes into our 3 hr 50 minute drive came the cry from the backseat: “Daddy, I’m going to be sick.”
All I had time for was to open Charlie’s window (yay power windows!) while I cruised from 100kph to a stop. I didn’t stop in time.
Charlie leaned for the window, but his 5 yr old neck wasn’t long enough to get anything outside, instead, his back seat road trip snacks hit the door.
While the interior damage was done, it was a good thing I had the Ziploc® bags in the trunk, because I needed one for my son’s blankie. Splashed with shrapnel, he needed to be sealed up for the rest of our trip before we could get home for a proper laundering.
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Ziploc® brand bags now with Easy Open Tabs:
Ziploc® Large and small sized freezer bags (blue tabs)
Ziploc® Large and small storage bags (pink tabs)
Ziploc® Produce bags (green tab)
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About Ziploc Bags
Two things are true for today’s parent; time is of the essence and life seems to be full of “stuff”. From food preparation at home and snacks on the go to extra Lego bits and broken crayons; more than just laundry can pile up and fast!
NEW this year are Ziploc® brand bags now with Easy Open Tabs that are designed to help triumph over life’s daily chaos quickly and easily. The bags feature new colour coded easy open tabs that help to immediately distinguish the bag’s contents. Available in a wide variety of sizes and purposes home organization is a breeze be it frozen dinners, fresh cut fruits and veggies or the final decision to make sense of the junk drawer.
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