Ever have a real “duh” moment? Yeah, this was one of those.
I always scrape our dishes into a Ziploc bag that I use for food scraps (it’s always been used at least once before, usually for frozen meat, since I don’t like to reuse those for other food).
And I always have a problem holding the bag open while I scrape.
A little over two years ago, reader Diane Dashevsky wrote me about the Jokari Bag Holder — a nifty little device that holds Ziploc bags open. (You can see where this is going . . . )
And then when she had us over to their boat for dinner a couple of days after we arrived in Marathon, she gave me one. I’ve been using it and finding it really handy.
But it wasn’t until about a week ago that it hit me to use it to hold my garbage bag.
Yeah, it makes it a lot easier! Duh.
Now it has a permanent position on the galley counter with the garbage bag. I close the bag when it’s not in use by removing one side from the holder and zipping it to the other. There’s a small gap where the “hand” is but I haven’t had any problem so far with anything falling out or bugs getting in — although when underway I do remove the bag from the holder and totally zip it up.
And it’s simple to remove and replace the “garbage” bag when I want to use the bag holder for bagging food to go into the refrigerator or freezer.
Thanks so much Diane!
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