Sealing Bags Without a Machine

by GuestPoster on July 10, 2011

It is hard to remember what people did before there were electrical bag sealers. However, when something goes wrong or for some reason you don’t have electricity at hand then you will have to know what the best ways are to seal your items are. There are many different alternatives to electrical sealers, most of which you use every day without realizing it.


Clips have always been used to bring two surfaces together, whether it is paper clips for sheets of paper or hair clips for hair. There are also special clips for bags. The early types of clips were simply small pieces of plastic or metal with some sort of spring mechanism in it. The downside is that you would have to scrunch up the top of the bag so that the clip could grip it all. These days there are clips specially designed for different bag sizes. This means that you can clip your bags as is. They are much tighter than older clips and often have some sort of locking mechanism to ensure it doesn’t fall off.


Ties for bags have been used for many years and there are many different types available. For fancier items some people will choose to use string or ribbon, and for food items people can use wire. The problem with this is that as with older clip designs, you would have had to scrunch the top and twist it in order to get the tie to work properly. The good news is that this clip type of inspiration has lead to the manufacture of much sturdier ties. They are now made of much more durable material, and the ties clip into place to ensure they don’t slide off.

Slide mechanisms

After some time somebody got the idea that it is easier to install a mechanism into a bag than to have some external item to put onto it. Instead of having to use a bag sealer, you can simply close the bag. Most bags of this type have slide mechanisms where the two sides are locked together like a zipper closes a jacket. This makes closure convenient, especially when you are out and don’t want to have to carry bulky items around just so you can close the bag. This is perfect for items like sweets, chocolate, beading, first aid kits, wool, and virtually anything else you can think of.

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