…or sliced cheese. I have fallen in love with these modern inventions, and stock all sizes. Here’s why they are so good:
They group small parts together so you don’t lose something that’s part of something else. I can gather all thumbdrives together so I don’t lose one in the cracks of another storage medium. I can gather all mounting parts for a camera in one place.
They cushion stuff in a minor way (stuff some padding inside if you need more) and allow me to toss computer or electronic parts in a big box with little danger of damage.
When I get a new gadget, which often comes with accessories, a disc and a manual, I put all of this in a large baggie. No more lost manuals, warranties, accessories or driver discs. And it takes up less space than the original packaging, which never seems to allow re-packaging without excessive fluff.
If they get torn or worn or crinkled, I can replace an old one with a new one for very little cost.
They are somewhat moisture resistant. If I am caught in a rainstorm with a gadget bag, they prevent major water damage to stuff.
I can write on them with a fiber/felt tip pen: “batteries, new” or “batteries, used,” info that is not obvious by looking. I can color-code items by inserting a small, colored card inside: red means these batteries need recharging, green means they are charged.
I can put business cards in them and the cards stay in better shape than in a pants or shirt pocket.
A bunch of items in a bunch of baggies is quite flexible, and fits in a backpack or soft case carrying bag. Baggies keep non-related items from touching and scratching each other. I can put dog biscuit in one and not have it get inside my camera bodies.
I can put two bananas in one, and two cookies in another.
Is there anything baggies won’t do?