Organizing Plastic Bags

Many homes have an assortment of plastic bags, from grocery bags to trash bags. It can be difficult to organize them all, so it may require some creativity. This is a guide about organizing plastic bags.
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October 26, 2016 Flag

Plastic shopping bags are recyclable. These can be used for sealing or transporting things. Plastic bags can be very annoying to the eyes as they scatter in every place at your home. Here's how I organize my plastic bags after shopping.

First gather the plastic bags in one place. Get one plastic bag and flatten it using your hands. Fix the folds of the plastic bag.

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Put the bag into horizontal position and fold it twice.

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Starting from the bottom, make alternate triangle folds following the line until you reach the handle.

Notice the opening, seal the fold by inserting the end of the handle into that opening.

Get any available container and arrange the triangles according on it's size. Now it's tidier and easier for you to keep and locate your plastic shopping bags when needed.

October 30, 20160 found this helpful

I love this! I am going to do this! Thanks for the tip!

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November 3, 2016 Flag
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I simply store my used plastic bags in an empty tissue box. Pretty and easy to retrieve! I use a smaller square tissue box under my bathroom sink to store spare bags to line my bathroom garage can.

A empty tissue box being reused to store plastic bags.

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November 15, 2011 Flag
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This is a fun video with a solution for folding plastic bags to save space. It's a little labor intensive but the end result is neat to see.

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February 1, 2016 Flag

I just moved into my first apartment alone in 18 months. And I am a self professed plastic bag hoarder! I use them to ship things, line things, wrap things, and yes, carry things.

Corral Those Plastic Bags

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August 26, 2016 Flag

It feels good to let our artistic juices flow. It's stimulating to see just how many different ways we can approach a particular project. But usually, when we've had our fun, we have to admit; there's really just a few, if not just one or two best ways to do anything.

Store Plastic Grocery Bags Sensibly

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March 30, 2009 Flag
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I use an empty cardboard fridge mate soda case that your sodas come in for storing empty plastic bags. The hole that dispenses the soda is used for both loading your plastic grocery bags and removing.

A pop can box made into a bag organizer.

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November 14, 2011 Flag
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In our frontier area, we are a long way from town. After lining all my garbage cans with them, I hang one bag on the door and stuff the other bags in it. When I make the long trip into town, I grab that bag of bags and take it out the door to recycle.

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December 18, 2010 Flag
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I converted an old garment bag into a plastic bag holder. I put a clothes hanger in the hole of the garment bag and hung it on a hook in my garage. I zipped it up about half way and crammed all my plastic bags in it.

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July 19, 2013 Flag
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I got the idea of cutting the battery box out and removing the stuffing in the body, leaving the head, arms, and legs fully stuffed. I then use the body to stuff full of plastic bags for the waste paper baskets and hang it on a hook on the wall.

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December 6, 2011 Flag
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With I store all my plastic bags in empty tissue boxes. Just tuck them in and pull them out one by one as needed. It's so easy to grab for lining garbage cans, dog walks, or any other fast thing I might need them for.

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June 30, 2012 Flag
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This is a great way to keep those plastic bags near by but contained. Use a large men's shirt sleeve!

Approximate Time: 1/2 hour

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut the sleeve off the shirt as high as possible and hem the end, about a 3/4 inch hem. Leave an opening in the hem for inserting the plastic strip.
  2. Cut the whipped topping bowl into about 1/2 inch wide strip. Round the short ends. Now you are ready to feed it through the hem, it should push through easily.
  3. Next you will cut a slit about 1 inch from the end halfway up and on the other end half way down, this way they can intersect with each other and it keeps the plastic in a full circle.
  4. All you need is to complete sewing the hem up and attach a small loop for hanging.
  5. The bags will fall down into the sleeve cuff and you add new ones in at the top. I turned the cuff up after I buttoned it. Mine hangs in my pantry, it's so handy when I need a bag.

    By NoRulesArt from sunny FL

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    July 13, 20160 found this helpful

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Sheila

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July 12, 2012 Flag
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I found that if I take a plastic bag and smooth it out and fold it up small, I can get several into a large prescription bottle which then goes in my purse or tote. You'll always have a plastic bag when you need one and you're away from home.

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December 27, 2011 Flag
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When one full bag of garbage is taken out, I replace it with a new one. I make sure there are 6 folded bags under the new one. I always have a full week of garbage bags without hunting for them when they have to be replaced.

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June 9, 2010 Flag
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An easy way to store your plastic grocery bags is in an old, clean plastic milk jug. Most of these milk jugs have an indented circle on one side.

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February 5, 2016 Flag

I line my small waste cans with grocery store bags. My DIL gave me a little fabric tube to hang them in my kitchen and several years later when it was too old to use any more I measured it to make another one. A cotton bandana was the perfect size with no raw edges or extra cutting.

green bandana tube

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April 20, 2011 Flag
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Plastic bag clutter? Quickly smooth the bag. Starting on one side, roll into a sausage. Now tie it in a single knot then tuck each end in. This takes up the space of a small baseball and is neat and tidy. A small container with a lid will keep them contained.

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March 3, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about folding plastic grocery bags. Storing plastic grocery bags for reuse can be a challenge. They seem to require a better solution than stuffing them in another grocery bag.

Folding Plastic Grocery Bags

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