Ah-hah, I finally thought of something for this letter. I honestly lay awake in bed with Z words running through my brain, thinking to write a poem with lots of Z words for the finale of this challenge. Maybe I’ll save that for next year because then it hit me – baggies, something I use daily.
I would actually be lost without these things. There is such a variety of sizes that it makes them practical for almost any use.
I really like the Ziploc brand because they have a better zipper seal than those other brands. Oops! There’s another Z word - zipper.
You can find tiny versions of these bags in the craft stores. Not only are they good for crafts, but I find them very useful when traveling. I put my vitamins in them and don’t have to pack the big bottles, which take up way too much room in the suitcase. I also use them for earrings and other jewelry when traveling. They’ll slip into your purse easily and the items won’t be tangled.
I use them in the kitchen all the time for various things, from cut up veggies to leftovers for the freezer. I’ve also put extra parts in them that we need to keep, such as screws, washers, nuts, bolts, etc. The list is endless.
All this thinking about Ziplocs had me curious as to when they were invented. It turns out they were developed by Dow Chemical Company in 1968. Today Johnson and Johnson market them. To read the Wikipedia article click here.