I Own a Dozen Stasher Bags and I'm Truly Addicted to Them

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The Spruce / Illustration by Amy Sheehan / Stasher

When I open my kitchen cabinet and several Stasher bags from my large collection come cascading down, nearly hitting me in the face, I can only think to myself, “It’s me, hi! I’m the problem, it's me!” And while Taylor Swift’s song lyrics ring true at that moment, I really do just love Stasher bags and have no intention of getting rid of any of them or not buying more.

Stasher bags are silicone resealable bags that come in a ton of shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re perfect for storing and cooking food, but also storing and transporting a ton of other things.

Stasher 4-Pack Silicone Reusable Storage Bags

Stasher 4-Pack Silicone Reusable Storage Bags


They’re not easy to get your hands on in the UK where I live, so any time I'm back in the U.S., I order some to add to my collection. (I’ve got my eye on a specific collection and will probably have my dad bring me some when he comes to visit.)

The question, of course, is, “isn’t it a bit counterproductive to buy lots and lots of them? They’re reusable so you shouldn’t need that many.” That's true that they're reusable, but I have found so many uses for them to make life easier, so there's a reason to own a lot. Plus, I’m not reaching for single-use plastic bags anymore.

Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Storage Sandwich Bag

Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bag


The most obvious use for them is food. I use them for food prep; I take my lunch to work in them as they’re so much easier to put in my bag than a boxy hard container; I store any leftovers in them and pop them in the freezer. I’ve even brought one to a restaurant before and popped my leftovers in there instead of a styrofoam container.

I take them to the bulk store with me and use them to stock up on essentials. I like to store my vegetable scraps in a big one and put it in the freezer so I can use them to make my own stock when I’m in the mood. My favorite food-related use for them is making popcorn.

But, the real reason I’m obsessed with them is that they have a place outside the kitchen.

resuable stasher bag


I have a tiny Stasher bag that I use to carry treats for my dog Wanda when I’m taking her to the office. When I go to the beach or on a long walk I try to bring one with me to collect any litter I may find along the way. I use them when I’m traveling to store any toiletries or medications I may need to travel with. Sometimes I rest my curling iron on one when I’m using it so it doesn’t burn the carpet (and no, the bag doesn't melt). When I say the ways to use it are never ending, I’m being serious.

Stasher bags have helped me get rid of single-use plastic storage items in most areas of my life.

Stasher bags are super sustainable, and the company has an amazing blog that has suggestions for making small changes to create a more sustainable life. The company says Stasher bags are for life, and honestly, I believe them. The bags can be used for travel, organizing, storage — anything where it's helpful to have a transparent container and see exactly what you have. Stasher bags have helped me get rid of single-use plastic storage items in most areas of my life. 

stasher bag holding toiletries


The one qualm I have with them is that cleaning them is a bit annoying if you don’t have a dishwasher. Food does get stuck in the cracks of the seals and I have to use a straw cleaner to get in there. It requires a bit of effort, especially in the smaller bags. But honestly, if I have to spend a little more time cleaning them in exchange for never buying another plastic bag again, I'll take it.