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How to Seal a Bag of Chips without a Clip

Twist ties and bag clips are for sissies. Here’s how to keep an open bag of chips fresh with your bare hands.


  • Step 1: Squeeze Squeeze the air out of the bag by flattening it.
  • Step 2: Roll Roll the top of the bag all the way down to just above the chips.
  • Step 3: Fold Fold back an inch or two on each side of the bag.
  • TIP: Use your thumbs to keep the corners pinned to the bag so the ends won’t unroll.
  • Step 4: Tuck in Unroll the middle of the fold while also turning it partly inside out and wedging the corners underneath. It might take some practice, but you’ll get it!
  • FACT: Potato chips were invented by a chef in Saratoga Springs, New York, when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren’t thin enough!

You Will Need

  • An open bag of chips
  • Two hands

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