Okay, so you see a new product and half of you gets excited that it may work, the other half wonders if it is a waste of money. I felt that way about this when I first saw it in a magazine. The Handy Camel Bag Clip. I am a master gardener and always trying to make my garden jobs easier. I always have potting mix, peat moss, and compost left over. I usually just roll the bag top over and put it in the shed, or even forget it outside. Then the kids or my husband go into the shed looking for something and knock it over. Mice tend to also go inside and create their winter nests. This may be a simple and affordable solution. The price was $19.99 for three.
I have to admit, I wanted to try one and I did. The company was so helpful they sent me one right away*. I have had it all summer long. I have used it for numerous things and am quite surprised at the durability. The clip helped with the problem of how do you carry a 40 lbs bag of potting soil? Like a Santa bag? Go get a wheel barrel? This clip just seemed to answer more problems than just sealing a bag. Initially, I just wanted to keep the bag closed but this does more than that. It helps carry, transport and keep water out, which seems to be frequently due to leaving the bags in my garden area.
My kids were able to help me carry my larger bags because they now had a handle to hold. The kids were even swinging the bags at each other and the clip never let go. (Um…the kids swinging the bags at each other is another story. lol) These clips are very durable and hefty. I did leave mine out most of the summer exposed to the elements and it seems not affected, but I don’t think I would do that on a regular basis.
I actually did come up with a another use for it, and that was to keep my numerous bags of bird seed closed. The twist ties never seem to stay on and I am forever sweeping up seed. So, as summer draws to a close and I use up my potting soil for the fall pots, I can now use the clip on my bird seed for the winter! It looks like I will have to order some more clips because the uses just keep popping up.
*I was provided one at no cost to test and give a review. Thank you for the opportunity to test such a fun and useful item.