This is a cool little gadget! It's hard to keep things from going stale or to reseal the bags of seeds and whatever other cool product of the week. Normally, people use those long clips. But, if you don't get the bag perfectly in there, they'll end up popping on you and you'll find a big mess in your cupboards. This sealer is super tiny AND has a magnet on the back so I just have it sitting on the edge of my fridge out of sight and grab it when you need it.