10 hanndy ways to reuse twist
1, Wrangle up the cords
behind the computer desk.
2, Before going to bed, section wet hair
into a small segment, twist and turn them
into a small coils, and secure them with
twist ties. You will wake up with a head
full of ringlets.
3, Band stalks together or secur them to
a trellis in your garden.
4, Fashion a make-shift hanger for light
pictures or artwork from a repurposed bread
5, Strip the paper from a twist tie for
a nice piece of wire that has multiple around-the-house
uses, like a temporary for a missing eyeglass
6, Has one of your coats lost its zipper
pull? Use a twist tie as a makeshift zipper
7, Turn a twist tie into a locking device
for suitcase zippers or hamster cage doors.
8, String together some of lighter tools
used for related puepose, such as the paint
scrapers and/or brushes of various sizes,
which always have a hole in the handle.
9, Keep a couple of them in the side pocket
of my travel bag. You never know when or
how they might come in handy.
10, Can be used to attach balloons for decoration
in a party instead of using string.
About Twist ties (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_tie)
A twist tie is a metal wire encased in a
thin strip of paper or plastic used to tie
the openings of bags such as garbage bags
or bread bags. They are often included with
boxes of plastic food bags or trash bags,
and are commonly available individually
in pre-cut lengths, on large spools, or
in perforated sheets called gangs.
The original twist tie was invented by the
California based packaging company T and
T Industries, Inc. It was patented in 1939
and marketed as the Twist-Ems.
Twist ties Artwork
What do the different colors of
Twist ties on loaves of bread in the store
A twist tie is It depends
on the bread retailers.
Often a retailer will use colored twist
ties to indicate the date on which the bread
was baked, or the day it expires. For example,
they may use the following key:
Or, different colors of twist ties/plastic tabs may be used on different varieties of bread. When a delivery person has cases of bread that are stacked on top of one another, it's easier to just look at the fastener and know that a white fastener is white bread, green is whole wheat, etc.