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Removing A Knot From A Tied Trash Bag

I have a group that gives things to people in financial difficulties and we get quite a few donations of things in plastic bags with the ties tied in a hard knot. While trying to get one untied so the bag can be used again, I spotted a fork on the table. Just the thing to loosen the knot enough to untie it without having to cut it or mangle my fingernails.

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Source: One of my pet peeves is the bags tied in hard knots so common sense finally took hold.

By Pat from Phoenix, AZ

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful

Knitting needles also work, as do meat thermometers or anything that can pry through the center of the bag.

When I know I have to carry multiple bags, I close the first tie, close to the contents. Then, I leave a gap, then do a small double tie on top.

This gives me a loop for my fingers, and if the top tie gets too tight, I can simply snip that part off and not lose much.

PBP

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