These two solutions are neat, attractive, and will preserve the integrity of the chips within the bag. Usually, I would just tighten the bag with an elastic string, but doing so risks crunching the chips and leaving me with a bag of snack dust.
Closely Fold a Chip Bag
You have a few options for keeping your chips fresh if you don’t have a bag clip. The simplest way to accomplish this is to repeatedly fold the bag’s top over itself after deflating it. If you want to do this, store your chips with the folds facing down and place a hefty object over the folds to keep the bag tight.
An alternative is to fold a couple layers on top of the corners before folding the corners towards the middle of the bag. Then, to make an airtight seal, insert your thumbs into the corner folds and flip them over the top of the bag.
How To Fold a Chip Bag Closed: Two Methods
Read this post to know the two different methods on how to fold a chip bag closed and hope it comes to your help.
- Place the bag on a flat surface and smooth it out to release air. To help the chips settle to the bottom of your bag, shake the bag slightly. Remove extra air from the bag by working your way up from the bottom.
- Fold the bag’s opening in on itself. Turn the bag around so that the opening is facing you. With your index finger on top of the bag and your thumbs underneath, grasp the corners of the open end. To close the bag, fold the top inch or two, of the bag over on top of itself.
- Continue layering the bag’s folding. When the first fold is finished, apply pressure along the seam where it was folded. Grab the top of the bag by sliding your thumb beneath the fold. Continue until you have produced 5–6 folds.
- Place the bag on top of itself, upside down so that the folds are on the bottom. Your bag of chips should continue to fold on its own.
- Flatten the top of the bag by laying it on a table. See that the chips settle at the bottom of the bag. Lay your bag on a flat surface with the label facing up and on its back. The top of the bag should now be flattened using the palm of your hand.
- Bring the bag’s upper corners together by folding them towards the center. Fold each corner of the opening end of the bag towards the center while maintaining its flat shape. Angle each corner downward so that it meets the other below the entrance of the bag.
- Overlap the corners of the upper layer by one inch. As you compress the top of the bag at the points where the corners begin to slant down towards the middle of the bag, keep your corners flat. Fold the bag’s top down, carefully covering the corners’ tops.
- Fold the bag’s top repeatedly until there are 2-3 layers. Repeat the technique with your fold. Make a second fold that is the same size as your first layer by grabbing the top of your initial fold. To flatten the folded sections of the bag, press your palm firmly into them.
- Flip the top of the bag over by inserting your thumbs through the corner flaps. With your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers, hold the folds at the top of the bag down to seal it. Thumbs should be inserted between the bag and corners. To invert the bag’s top and close it on, lift the bag up and push your folds down while drawing the corners up.
If you’re the kind of person who can regulate their chip portion size, this post is really significant. Even though I generally fail at eating only “some” chips rather than “all” chips, I usually opt one of the two methods indicated above when I do need to store unfinished chips. Which one would you opt?