Micro-perforated bags for fresh bread storage
Here in warm, moist South Carolina, keeping fresh bread fresh is a challenge. In something too air tight, the bread gets gummy or worse, molds! Out in the open draws bugs. So, I went on the hunt for "micro-perforated" plastic bags, knowing that I would probably have to get them in lots intended for bakeries. After much shopping around online, telephone, etc., the best deal turned out to be a call to the local grocery store bakery. They ordered an extra box for me and I got one-thousand micro-perforated bread bags for $25. Yes, this is a lifetime supply but the rye bread is just right this morning having spent the night in one.
In my adventures looking for bread storage solutions, I found lots of folks selling cotton bags for this purpose. One can't see through these, however. For my purposes, micro-perforated bags are just the ticket.