Reclosable Zipper Bags

One way to store and organize items is by using reclosable zipper bags. They come in a wide range of options and can store a variety of objects. Reclosable bags keep items sorted and may help to reduce damage from weather, dust, and pests.

What are the different zipper bag options available?

Reclosable zipper bags come in a variety of shapes, colors, and volumes. Ziploc and many other brands are available.

  • Length: The length of the bag is the measurement from the top to the bottom. It can range from just over an inch to several feet tall.
  • Width: The width is the measurement across the bag. Like the length, it can range from an inch to several feet wide.
  • Thickness: The thickness of the bag is measured in millimeters. Most range from 0.5 millimeter to 8 millimeters.
  • Closure Mechanism: The closure mechanism can vary. There are double zippers, slide seals, colored zippers, adhesive, and other options.
  • Color/Pattern: Most colored bags are opaque, so the contents can still be easily seen. However, some are not, so be sure to check.
  • Material: Clear plastic is the most common material, but mylar is also an option.
What volumes do reclosable bags come in?

There is a wide range of storage bag volumes and sizes available. Some are described by volume measurement and some by thier dimensions. Most options are rectangular but some are square.

Some volume measurements could include the following:

  • Snack
  • Sandwich
  • Pint
  • Quart
  • Gallon
  • Two Gallon

Some dimesnsion measurements could include:

  • 2x2
  • 3x3
  • 3x5
  • 4x6
  • 9x12
  • 10x13

Some bags are designed for a specific purpose. Other options are multi-use and can be used to store a variety of objects. If you want to store food, ensure that the reclosable bag is food grade.

What are some other features of resealable bags?

It depends on the specific bag, but some other features may include the following:

  • Space-saving: Clothing and similar soft items can be sealed to reduce volume.
  • Preservation: Stamps, comic books, other collectibles, and clothing can be stored in resealable bags.
  • Organization: Storage bags can be labeled and used to sort distinct types of items.
  • Stand and fill: Stand and fill reclosable bags have a wide base, allowing them to stand upright. They tip over less than other varieties while filling.
  • UV protection: UV protection guards against color loss and the breakdown of electronics, medications, collectibles, and other photosensitive items.
  • Freezer safe: An option for meal preparation or food preservation.