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Old 05-17-2016, 08:32 PM   #11
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I either save wire twist ties, or hack the ends off coat hangers with the clamps on the ends using pruning shears. They make great cracker/chip savers.
I really like the idea of using plastic hangers with clips.

I picture all of the snacks hanging from a tension rod in the pantry, where the kids can't quite reach them!
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:54 PM   #12
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I really like the idea of using plastic hangers with clips.

I picture all of the snacks hanging from a tension rod in the pantry, where the kids can't quite reach them!
Love that image
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:58 PM   #13
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I use scissors, too. Need to use them on tubes of Ritz since their wrapping is something plastic-y and it won't tear. Or pull apart. Just succeeds at driving me nuts!


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...Side note....I used to have one of those tins for saltines years ago and loved it, but I don't know what happened to it. Must have gotten lost in a move or something.
I have it. It's in my pantry. Only I use it for Ritz crackers, not saltines. ~~~ *rant* It used to hold only 4 tubes of Ritz - now I can fit 5 in with room to spare. Downsizing, Nabisco?
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:44 PM   #14
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You have my tin?

Wow....that's a big downsizing.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:57 PM   #15
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I had a saltine tin too, though I'm pretty sure it was not yours, Cheryl. Mine held garden tools and was pretty rusty. Don't know what happened to the lid.
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:16 AM   #16
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You guys are a hoot. I haven't opened a package of Saltines since the 80's and don't remember how I did it.
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:26 AM   #17
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I bought a tin of saltines in the Ethnic Latino Department at my supermarket. The saltines were all right, but once they were gone, I now use it for Nabisco saltines. The house brand crumbles into crumbs as soon as you open them.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:07 AM   #18
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Staples regularly has packs of binder clips on sale, typically less than $1 per pack. I have these in various sizes for closing packages. They work quite well.

Staples® Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Width, 5/8" Capacity, Black | Staples®
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:09 AM   #19
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Staples regularly has packs of binder clips on sale, typically less than $1 per pack. I have these in various sizes for closing packages. They work quite well.

Staples® Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Width, 5/8" Capacity, Black | Staples®
Thank you. I was going to recommend those too but couldn't remember what they were called and I don't have of the boxes left, about time to restock, don't know how they get lost.

I just pull on the opposite corners to open saltines. Only times I have ever had the seam split was when it was getting down to the halfway point and I was having trouble getting them out. Once I started to split the seam, it split all the way down way too easily.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #20
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You guys are a hoot. I haven't opened a package of Saltines since the 80's and don't remember how I did it.
I don't think I've ever bought saltines in my life. I've never used crackers in soup, and when making hors oeuvres, I use something fancier.

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Staples regularly has packs of binder clips on sale, typically less than $1 per pack. I have these in various sizes for closing packages. They work quite well.

Staples® Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Width, 5/8" Capacity, Black | Staples®
Some time back I bought 24 medium and 24 large and use them for all sorts of things. They are like metal duct tape.
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