101 uses for sugar bags

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101 uses for sugar bags

Post: #64827 Silver Ether
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:27 pm

Well I cant think of one use never mind 101 ... so it up to you lot ... :lol:

I dont use them much any other time of the year but as it jam time etc I have quite a few over the next few months ....soooooooooo

1... lighting the fire just springs to mind ... :wink:

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Post: #64828 Annpan
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:39 pm

2. stuff full of kitchen scraps and put the whole thing on your compost
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Post: #64837 Thomzo
Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:59 pm

3. Use them for wrapping mucky items for the bin. Saves a plastic bin liner.

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Post: #64870 Millymollymandy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:51 am

4. Put paper bags in the recycling bags/bins/collection or whatever you have in your area! (Our sugar comes mainly in cardboard boxes).

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Post: #64901 Thomzo
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:35 am

My late-ex-mother-in-law used to fill them with coal and put them on the fire. Not sure why though.

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Post: #64915 the.fee.fairy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:00 pm

6. Cut circles out of them for the jam pots, then compost the rest
7. Use them to handwrite labels for your jam - stick them on with pritt stick.

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Post: #64924 greenbean
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:57 pm

Hi Thomzo,
Ever thrown sugar on the fire? Please don't. Processed sugar is really flammable, she would have used the sugar bags with the residue of sugar as a way of lighting the fire. :shock:

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Post: #64929 Thurston Garden
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:01 pm

Thomzo wrote:My late-ex-mother-in-law used to fill them with coal and put them on the fire. Not sure why though.

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My Granny used to put coal in everything combustible that was big enough to put coal in. Cuppa Soup boxes were her favorite :shock:

She then flung the box/carton/container of coal onto her Rayburn (which sadly packed in about 5 years ago and was removed).

She is still ribbed when fumbling with a cardboard box of any description: "Now you could put coal in than mind...." :lol:
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Post: #65004 Thomzo
Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:35 pm

greenbean wrote:Hi Thomzo,
Ever thrown sugar on the fire? Please don't. Processed sugar is really flammable, she would have used the sugar bags with the residue of sugar as a way of lighting the fire. :shock:


Thanks for explaining that. Now I understand.

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Post: #70766 mrsflibble
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:05 pm

I use icing sugar boxes as postage boxes. they are fab for little ebay nicknacks and small aloes.



i try and blow out as much of the sugar as i can mind!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #70779 Thomzo
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:04 pm

9. Scrunch them up into a ball and throw for the cats to play with.

Hmm at this rate it's going to take us until 2020 to get to 100.

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Post: #70825 Silver Ether
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:04 am

I knew their only use was for sugar :?

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Post: #71489 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:30 pm

10. cut along the side and bottom, hand a child a wax crayon and tell them to bugger off while you drink your tea.
11. cut in same way as above, make a paper hat
12. again cut in same way, use over the hand to pick up faeces: dog, horse, 18 month old child...
13. again cut, use to write a note to the postman saying that this is the 4th time he has posted a letter through your door which needs to be redelivered as it only bears the house number in common with your own. FFS, not even the bloody postcode is the same!!!
14.cut a hole in the top and 2 on the sides, poke a barbie through it. tie in the middle. play at "cavemen" or "tramps"
15. use to collect fruit in.

I think I'm out of ideas now.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71535 Silver Ether
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:01 am

lol .... I like the barbie dress...


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